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Issue No. 11 July 2013
BGST@50KPR is Online!  

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For more photos of BGST, please visit our website at http://www.bgst.edu.sg

In case you are wondering about the title, that's our way of saying that we are up and running at our new premises at 50 Kallang Pudding Road, #07-01, Golden Wheel Industrial Building.

A dedication service is being planned, and we will inform you, our friends, supporters and students, of the details very soon.

We wish to offer our most sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to any student due to our recent re-location. All administrative services, and most services at the library and book corner have resumed from 1 July 2013. However please note that the Reference Collection, and a small section of the Lending Collection are still temporarily unavailable. We covet your prayers as the library unpacks and resumes full services. Kindly call Kok Weng at 9299-2280 if you want to help us set up our new home. Those who wish to register for any course in our new premises are welcome to do so with immediate effect. Our opening hours remain the same as before: 9 am to 6 pm (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday); 9 am to 9 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Please be reminded that administrative and library services are closed on Wednesdays 12 to 2 pm for Chapel and staff lunch. You may also register onsite at any of our classes held at our satellite locations.

We look forward to seeing you @50KPR!

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Chapel News
Chapel service is on 17 July at our new premises at 50 Kallang Pudding Road, #07-01, Golden Wheel Industrial Building. Dr Philip Satterthwaite will be the worship leader for the first chapel in our new premises. The next chapel is on 24 July 2013, led by Mr Quek Tze-Ming Chapel starts at 12 noon. You are welcome to join us.
Course Schedules

For Semester 1 of Academic Year 2013-2014, please visit our webpage at http://bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/2013-2014-sem1.pdf.

For course inquiries, please email us at inquiry@bgst.edu.sg

July Courses

JESUS IN THE SILVER SCREEN: PORTRAYALS OF JESUS AND CHRIST FIGURES IN FILM, NT/IC282, 3 credits

Lecturer: Mr Quek Tze-Ming Mr Quek Tze-Ming
Venue: BGST @ 50 Kallang Pudding Road
Dates: Thursdays, Jul 18, 25, Aug 1, 15, 22, 29, Sep 5, 12, Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 (New starting date)
Time: 7:15 - 10pm
Fees: $450 (for credit); $315 (by audit)

Through our viewing of some Jesus films, as well as clips from other movies, we will explore the portrayals of Jesus in modern films. By comparing these portrayals to those found in the New Testament Gospels and their modern interpreters, we examine how modern biblical scholarship may (or may not) influence contemporary cinema. Furthermore, we will observe what these films tell us about their makers, their expectations of the audiences, and what roles these films play in shaping them.

To view course description, please visit our website at http://bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/nt-ic282-2013-14.pdf


INTERPRETING EZEKIEL, OT367, 3 credits

Lecturer: Dr Andrew Lee Dr Andrew Lee
Venue: BGST @ 50 Kallang Pudding Road
Dates: Wednesdays, Jul 24, Aug 7, 21, Sep 4, 11, 18
Time: 7:15 - 9.45pm
Fees: $450 (for credit); $315 (by audit)

Ezekiel is often considered the lunatic of the Old Testament. Because of the bewildering opening vision, his strange street-theatrical performances, and his bizarre retelling of Israel’s story, well-intentioned people often give up on reading, let alone studying, the book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel was the only prophet to minister exclusively outside the land of Israel. Although his language and themes are firmly rooted in the literary traditions of the Sinai revelation and the book of Deuteronomy, many of his oracles betray the influence of the outside world, both in their language and in their motifs. At other times, the language he uses is simple Hebrew but his choice of expressions is shocking, bordering on pornographic (chaps. 16 and 23). Apparently, for him the only way to penetrate the hardened hearts of his audience and to wake them out of their lethargy was to use outrageous language and to reconstruct Israel’s history as God saw it in startling if not repugnant terms. Perhaps more than in other prophetic books, when we read this book we must ask a series of serious questions: (1) What does the text say? (the text-critical question); (2) What does the text mean? (the hermeneutical question); (3) Why does he say it like that? (the literary question); (4) What relevance does his message have for me? (the practical question). When we have explored the world in which Ezekiel lived and the audience to which he spoke, the answers to all these questions become clearer.

To view course description, please visit our website at http://bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/ot367-2013-14.pdf


NEW TESTAMENT FOUNDATIONS I, NT101, 3 credits (Blended Learning)

Lecturer: Mr Quek Tze-Ming Mr Quek Tze-Ming
Venue: BGST @ 50 Kallang Pudding Road
Dates: Saturdays, Jul 27 Aug 24, Oct 12, Nov 9 (monthly)
Time: 9:30am -12:00pm; 1:00-3:30pm (1:30-3:30pm for Jul 27 only)
Fees: $450 (for credit); $315 (by audit)

The New Testament contains some of the most influential documents ever written. NT Foundations I & II survey the entire contents of the NT in two semesters. The student will be drawn into the world of the NT and encouraged to interact with the themes and message contained within each piece of writing in the NT. In so doing, students can better examine the implications of the NT’s message for Christians and for the Church today.

NT Foundations I & II will be taught using a two-volume introduction to the New Testament entitled Exploring the New Testament, and jointly published by IVP and SPCK.

Intensive Course in August
GLOBALIZATION & CAPITALISM, MM258, 3 credits

Lecturer: Mr Ben Pwee Mr Benjamin Pwee
Venue: BGST @ 50 Kallang Pudding Road
Dates: Saturdays, Aug 3, 24, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Weekdays, Aug 5, 6, 7, 19, 20, 21; 7:15 - 10:15pm
Time: 9:30am -12:00pm; 1:00-3:30pm (1:30-3:30pm for Jul 27 only)
Fees: $450 (for credit); $315 (by audit)

This course provides an introduction and overview to globalization and capitalism, and outlines the key theological issues and concerns that they pose to the believer and the Church in Asia today. It seeks to help students better understand, grasp and come to terms with these issues, and not only see their impact on the believer and the Church in Asia, but also be able to formulate a Christian response at a personal and corporate level to them.

To view course description, please visit our website at http://bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/ot367-2013-14.pdf

50 Kallang Pudding Road, #07-01, Golden Wheel Industrial Building, S(349326).
Tel: 6227-6815 Fax: 6743-6847 Email: inquiry@bgst.edu.sg
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