Issue No. 13 29 Mar - 4 Apr 2010
Church-Based Lay Training: Courses Starting in April

Your attention is drawn to the two following 4-week courses which are being offered as part of BGST’s newly-launched Church-Based Lay Training programme. Both courses are open to any interested Christian.

A Christian Response to Leviticus

Venue: Yishun Christian Church (Anglican),
            10 Yishun Avenue 5
Dates: Tuesday April 6, 13, 20, 27 (7.30 – 9.30 p.m.)
Lecturer: Dr Philip Satterthwaite

To most Christians, Leviticus seems a remote book. Animal sacrifices, food laws, holy places, the laws of ‘clean’ and ‘unclean’: all these are very unfamiliar concepts. What is the message of this book for Christians today? This course consists of expositions of four chapters of Leviticus, along with brief introductory comments and discussion of principles of interpretation. The four chapters expounded will be: Lev. 1 (Sacrifice and Devotion); Lev. 11 (Clean and Unclean); Lev. 19 (A Comprehensive Vision of Holiness); Lev. 26 (God’s Covenant: A Living Reality). The aim of the course is to show that Leviticus does indeed have a message for us today.

If you wish to register for this course or make enquiries, please contact:

Biblical Graduate School of Theology:
Tel. 6227 6815; email: cblt-ycca@bgst.edu.sg
Yishun Christian Church Anglican:
Tel 6759 8244; email: general@ycca.org.sg

Four Gospels? Why Christians need not be afraid of a Synopsis

Venue: Mt Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church,
            152 West Coast Road
Dates: Friday April 9, 16, 23, 30 (7.30 – 9.30 p.m.)
Lecturer:  Mr Quek Tze-Ming

This is an introductory course that seeks to account for how and why we have four stories of Jesus in our canon, both historically and theologically, and the consequences this has for our Bible reading and theologizing. Students will be introduced to Marcion’s version of Luke and Tatian’s Diatessaron, the various options for solving the Synoptic Problem, the (in)famous Q, and, more practically, how to use a Synopsis. Using the Synopsis we will explore passages such as the Baptism of Jesus, the Temptation, and the Walking on the Sea.

Session 1: Introduction and History – Why four?
Session 2: The Synoptic Problem – Which came first?
Session 3: Practicum – How do you use a Synopsis?
Session 4: Preaching and Teaching from the four Gospels

If you wish to register for this course or make enquiries, please contact:

Biblical Graduate School of Theology:
Tel. 6227 6815; email: cblt-mcbpc@bgst.edu.sg
Mt Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church:
Tel 6779 5077; email: church@carmel.sg

Walking with Jesus: Biblical Sites in Israel

Country to be visited: Israel
Dates: 1 to 10 June 2010

TG410 SINGAPORE/BANGKOK (1 June) 2050/2210 hrs
LY82 BANGKOK/TEL AVIV (2 June) 0010/0720 hrs

2305 /1440 (10 June)
TG401 BANGKOK/SINGAPORE (10 June) 1940/2255 hrs

Travel Agent (Singapore):
Atrium Eco Travel Pte Ltd
Tour Fee (full-board, twin-sharing basis): $3,800;
Single Supplement: $600

footprintsA non-refundable deposit of $500 per person should paid to the travel agent to confirm your registration, balance is payable by 15th April 2010. Please contact Ms Christine Chan at bgst@pacific.net.sg for itinerary & registration form.

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Ms Juliette Arulrajah, National Director of Singapore Centre for Global Missions (Formerly SCEM) will be our chapel speaker on April 7. Chapel begins at 12pm every Wednesday. You are welcome to join us.

Courses commencing in Term 4, 2009-2010

Biblical Studies OT & NT
How on Earth did Jesus become a God? The Historical Approach to Early Christology (NT356, 1.5cr);
Apr 9, 16, 23, 30 (Fri 7.15-10.15pm)
Lecturer: Dr Aquila Lee

Understanding the Book of Job (OT359, 1.5cr);
Mar 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17
(Mon 7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Philip Satterthwaite

Faith of Our Fathers: Genesis 12-50 (OT371, 1.5cr);
Apr 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27 (new starting date)(Thu 7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Augustine Pagolu

Marketplace Ministries
Business & Mission (MM256/ME501, 1.5cr);
Apr 7, 14, 21, May 4 (new starting date)
(Wed 7.15-10.15pm)
Lecturer: Mr Ben Pwee

Theological Studies
Communion with Triune God: The Trinitarian Theology of John Owen (TS284, 3 cr);
Apr 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27 (new starting date)(Thu 7.15-10.15pm)
Lecturer: Dr Edwin Tay

Jesus on the Silver Screen: Portrayals of Jesus & Christ figures in Film (TS282/MM280, 1.5cr);
Apr  8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27 new starting date)(Thu 7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Mr Quek Tze-Ming

The Christian Spirit (TS251, 3 cr); (Group Tutorial)
Apr 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8; (new starting date)(Tue 7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Prof James Houston/Tutor: Mr John Chong Ser Choon [Required for MDiv]

Intensive courses by Prof James Beverley
The Gospel & Religions (ME360, 3cr);
May 6, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19 (weekdays); 7.15-10.15pm, May 8 (Saturday); 9am -12pm & 1-4pm

Confidence with the Bible (HE301, 1.5cr);
May 7, 11 (weekdays); 7.15-10.15pm, May 15 (Saturday) 9am -12pm & 1-4pm

Tent Module
Biblical Basis for Tentmaking Mission
May 20, 27; (7.20-10pm)
Lecturer: Mr Andre De Winne

* Courses marked with an asterisk are not offered on audit basis.

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Tel: 62276815 Fax: 62276816 Email : bgst@pacific.net.sg
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