Issue No. 06 7 - 13 Feb 2011

Book Corner



1A Place for Truth : Leading Thinkers Explore Life's Hardest Questions
by Dallas Willard (ed.)
(IVP, 2010)
Normal price: $24.75
Book Club members: $21.05 BGST Students: $18.60
(limited stock)

Many today pursue knowledge and even wisdom. But what about truth? ... What does it mean to be human? Does history have a purpose? Is life meaningful? Can rational people believe in God? With contributions from Francis Collins, Tim Keller, N. T. Wright, Mary Poplin and more, volume editor Dallas Willard introduces each presentation, highlighting its significance and putting it in context for us today. Also included are selected question and answer sessions with the speakers from the original forum experiences.
(Book description taken from the publisher’s website)

2The Trinity and an Entangled World: Relationality in Physical Science and Theology
by John Polkinghorne (editor)
(Eerdmans, 2010)
Normal price: $41.25
Book Club members: $35.10 BGST Students: $30.95
(limited stock)

Twentieth-century science discovered that the physical world is profoundly relational — that, thanks to the phenomenon of quantum entanglement, there is a holistic connectivity at the deepest level of physical reality. This new way of comprehending the universe — which brings to mind the mystery at the heart of Trinitarian theology — has inspired thirteen distinguished scholars from physics and theology to explore the role of relationality in both science and religion.

(Book description taken from the publisher’s website)

Chapel News

Dr Philip Satterthwaite will be our speaker for chapel on 9 February and 16 February 2011. Chapel begins at 12 pm. You are welcome to join us.

Update on Dr Quek

Dr Quek wishes to thank all who prayed for the total replacement of his right hip. He has had a successful operation and he is much better now. He has been discharged and is now resting at home.

  1. Pray for his convalescence. There will be considerable discomfort. His right hip needs to be kept in neutral position. He must not cross his legs and or twist or turn his body without assistance. Also he is allergic to plaster and needs to be germ-free.
  2. After his discharge a longer recovery period lasting up to 6 weeks may be necessary to ensure that the artificial hip does not dislocate. That is when the metal ball inserted slips out of the socket. Pray for the tissues to heal and the artificial hip to be firmly stabilised.
  3. We are pleased to inform all interested in communicating with Dr Quek that they can:
    (a) send him an SMS to his mobile no. 97865044,
    (b) send him an email to queksh@bgst.edu.sg, or
    (c) visit him. You can visit him at his home: 35 Kovan Road, Kovan Melody, #03-42. Before visiting please call his wife Esther (home tel: 68530997) or Dr Quek (see above for his mobile tel. number) for instructions.

For real time update, you may visit the web link: http://bgst.edu.sg/201-update-on-dr-queks-hip-replacement-surgery

Faculty News

Dr Edwin Tay will be speaking at Lighthouse Evangelism Tampines on 11th Feb 2011, 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm. He will be preaching from Mat 6:19-34.

Dr Lai Pak Wah will be teaching the Adult Bible Class on “Ancient Spirituality for a Contemporary Age” at Mount Carmel BP Church on 13 Feb 2011, 1.00-2:15 pm.

Mr Quek Tze-Ming will be preaching at Zion Bishan BP Church on 13 Feb 2011 (both 8.30 am & 10.30 am services). The Topic is “Threats from Inside (Nehemiah 5:1-19).

Students and Alumni News

Calling All BGST Students and Alumni for Inter-College Games Day 2011!

Date: 4th March 2011 (Friday)

Time: Afternoon (actual time to be confirmed)

Event: The Inter-College Games Day is an event that is jointly organized by students from various theological colleges in Singapore to encourage interaction among theological students. To date, participating colleges include the Singapore Bible College, Trinity Theological College, East Asia School of Theology, and the Baptist Theological Seminary. BGST is keen to send a team to participate in this year’s event. Our school’s Students and Alumni Network (SANE) is currently gathering a list of participants. This list will need to be submitted to the organizing committee for the event by 16th February 2011. Please do consider representing the school and spending an afternoon of fun, games, and fellowship at the above event.

Registration Contact: kohmf@bgst.edu.sg (Ms Koh May Fern).

Courses Commencing

Discerning God’s Will: Biblical Principles of Christian Decision-making (AT353, 1.5cr);

Feb 21, 28, Mar 14, 21, 28; (Mon 7.15-9.45pm)
Venue: Zion Bishan BP Church, 4 Bishan St 13
Lecturer: Dr Tan Soo-Inn

*The Counsellor’s Skills: Developing Micro-Skills in Counselling (CO213, 3cr);
Mar 2 (New Commencement Date), 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4; (Wed 7.15-9.45pm)
Venue: Clarus Centre
Lecturer: Mr Yam Keng Mun

Christianity Comes to Asia (ME325, 1.5cr);
(Group Tutorial)
Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1; (Tue 7.30-9.30pm)
Venue: Telok Ayer CMC, 235 Telok Ayer Street
Lecturer: Dr Bobby Sng
Tutor: Dr Lai Pak Wah

* Courses marked with an asterisk are not offered on audit basis.
For more information on our courses please visit our website:   http://bgst.edu.sg/courses-and-events

Church-Based Lay Training Modules

2011 Modules offered at
Yishun Christian Church (Anglican)



Dynamics of Cell Leadership
Wed. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Ng Peh Cheng

What Do We Do With Four Gospels?
Wed. April 27, May 4, 11, 18 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Mr Quek Tze-Ming

Reformation Theology: Its Significance & Relevance for Christians Today
Wed. Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Edwin Tay

The Message of the Song of Songs
Wed. Sep 7, 14, 21, 28 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Philip Satterthwaite

2011 Modules offered at
Mt Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church



Evangelism In A Cross-Cultural Context
Thu. Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Lai Pak Wah

Dynamics Of Counselling: People Skills To Connect And Support
Thu. April 28, May 5, 12, 19 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Mr Yam Keng Mun

The Message of the Song of Songs
Thu. Jul 7, 14, 21, 28 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Philip Satterthwaite

Beginnings: Opening the Gospels
Thu. Sep 1, 8, 15, 22 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Mr Quek Tze-Ming

For details about the modules & registrations, please visit: http://www.bgst.edu.sg/courses-and-events/church-based-lay-training
or contact
 Biblical Graduate School of Theology
Tel: 6227 6815 Fax: 6227 6816
Email: cblt-ycca@bgst.edu.sg (Yishun Christian Church)
cblt-mcbpc@bgst.edu.sg (Mt Carmel BP Church)
37 Jalan Pemimpin, #06-05 Block B, Clarus Centre S(577177).
Tel: 6227-6815 Fax: 6255-3686 Email: bgst@pacific.net.sg
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