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Issue No. 31 6 – 12 Aug 2012
Upcoming Course —
The Counsellor As A Person: Self-Awareness And Maturity In Christ (CO101, 3 cr)
Day/Time : Thursday, 7.15 – 10.15pm
Dates : Year 2012; Sep 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Venue : BGST, Clarus Centre,
37 Jalan Pemimpin, #06-05, Block B, Singapore 577177
Tel: 62276815 (BGST)
Fees: $450 (for credit); * This course is not offered on audit basis

Mr Yam Keng MunABOUT THE LECTURER
Mr Yam is an Adjunct Faculty and Tutor. He is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice and member of Covenant Evangelical Free Church. After completing a B.A. from Moody Bible Institute, he served as a pastor before obtaining a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the U.S. He provides clinical assessments to clients with a variety of developmental, emotional and behavioural concerns and gives regular talks/workshops on stress management, team building, emotional intelligence and marriage enrichment. He also provides training in counselling skills, group work and parent education in other organizations.

COURSE SYNOPSIS
In the development of the Counsellor as a Person, self-awareness is an important quality of effective helping, while maturity in Christ, a non-negotiable for any Christian, provides the Counsellor an increased self awareness about how God would use the circumstances of his life to draw himself to God, as well as helping others. Relevant to counselors, pastors, and those active in Christian ministry, this module encourages students to examine biblical perspectives of self awareness, and identify areas of spiritual maturity that are of personal concern, as exhorted through epistles like Philippians, and passages such as Hebrews 5:13-6:1 and Ephesians 4:13.

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Upcoming Course -
God 24/7: Discerning, Experiencing & Reflecting God in Every Aspect of Life (AT288/MM263, 3 cr)
Dates /Day/Time :

Sat (9am-4pm), Mon - Tues, Thurs (7.15-10.15 pm)

Dates : 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13 September, 2012
Venue : BGST, Clarus Centre,
37 Jalan Pemimpin, #06-05, Block B, Singapore 577177
Fees : $450 (Credit); $315 (Audit)

Dr Robert BanksABOUT THE LECTURER
Robert Banks, B.A., University of Sydney; Th.L. (Hons), Australian College of Theology; B.D. (Hons), M.Th., University of London; Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Robert was previously Research Fellow, History of Ideas, Australian National University, Canberra; Professor of the Ministry of the Laity and Director of the De Pree Leadership Centre, Fuller Theological Seminary, Los Angeles; Director & Dean, Macquarie Christian Studies Institute; Macquarie University, Sydney and is currently an Associate of the Centre for the History of Christian Thought and Experience there.

His award-winning writings cover a wide field, with a special interest in the relationship between the bible and community, faith and work, apologetics and lifestyle, theology and film, spirituality and everyday life. Over the years he has worked closely with people in business, the professions, education and film industry. In recent years he has spoken to groups coming from workplace, para-church and pastorals settings in Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and Malaysia.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This unit will explore the integral connection between a biblically based spirituality and everyday life. It will examine a range of contexts such as the home, workplace, and neighbourhood, activities such as eating, travel and recreation, and relationships such as marriage and friendships, as well as the typical ups and downs, challenges and opportunities of life. The aim is to discover the presence and purposes of God in all these areas.

COURSE OUTCOMES
Completing this course will help participants to:

i. identify models of spirituality that embrace the contexts, activities, and relationships of daily life;

ii. engage with resources of the Christian tradition and bring these to bear upon the challenges of contemporary life;

iii. Interact with these issues in such a way that your own spirituality is enriched and more fully integrated with your daily life

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Upcoming Course—
The Doctrine Of The Trinity In The Early Church (TS/CH222, 1.5 cr)
Day/Time : Tuesday, Year 2012, 7:15 – 10:00 pm
Dates : Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 20, 27
Venue : BGST, Clarus Centre, 37 Jalan Pemimpin Blk B, 06-05, S(577177).
Fees : $225 (Credit); $157.50 (Audit)

Dr Tan Loe JooABOUT THE LECTURER
Dr. Tan Loe Joo completed his PhD in Divinity with the University of St. Andrews, after obtaining his DipCS and MDiv from Regent College, Vancouver, and an MTh in Theology from Trinity Theological College. He also holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from NUS. His research interests include Trinitarian Theology, the Theology of Religions, and Patristic Theology. He was previously a full-time staff of the Fellowship of Evangelical Students (FES), and a Senior Member of Technical Staff (SMTS) of the Centre for Electronic Warfare at DSO National Laboratories. He and his family worship at Ang Mo Kio Gospel Hall, where he also maintains a teaching and pulpit ministry.

COURSE SYNOPSIS
The course will explore the emergence of the doctrine of the Trinity during one of the most theologically creative and historically exciting periods of the Christian church, namely the patristic era. Through looking at the writings of major figures such as Tertullian, Athanasius, Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, and, John of Damascus, various trajectories set in motion by the Greek and Latin Fathers that were concerned with an emphasis on the sameness of the Father, Son and Spirit, and others that stressed their diversity, which culminated in the various Councils, will be examined and discussed. Finally, the relevance of the doctrine for contemporary issues, such as the Trinitarian theology of religions and Social Trinitarianism will be analyzed.

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Faculty News
Dr Andrew Lee will be preaching at the 10.15am and 3.00pm services at Bukit Panjang Gospel Chapel on 12 Aug. The topic is King David—Sin and Consequences from 2 Samuel 11-12.
Student News

The BGST family rejoices with Rev Dr Dev Menon (DipCS 2011; MCS 2012; MDiv candidate) on his ordination as a Minister of the Gospel at Zion Bishan BP Church on Aug 4, 2012. Our prayers and best wishes go to him, Chene, and their two young children.

Chapel News
At Chapel on August 15th the Principal will be interviewing one of the members of BGST Council, Mr Siew Kim Siang who has worked for many years in industry. Chapel begins at 12 pm. You are welcome to join us.
Announcement
Please note that Thursday, 9 August 2012 is Singapore's National Day. The school will be closed on that day.
Course Schedule for 2012-2013 Semester 1
For more information on the Course Schedule, please visit our website: http://www.bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/2012-2013-sem1.pdf:

Course Schedule

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