Issue No. 08 21 - 27 Feb 2011

Chapel Notes


At Chapel on 16th February Dr Satterthwaite brought his series on Isaiah 56–66 to a temporary pause with a sermon on Ephesians 4. Continuing the line of interpretation he developed in expounding Isaiah 60–62, where he drew a link between Isaiah’s visions of a restored Jerusalem and the good works which are required of Christians (see Matt. 5:16; 1 Pet. 2:1; 3:13–17), Dr Satterthwaite spoke on the theme of Christian unity. A key part of NT teaching is that the church is the Body of Christ, an organic unity, a new community which is intended to show to the world a new way of being human. We should not understand ‘good works’ as something that Christians carry out as separate individuals; rather, we do them in conscious dependence on our brothers and sisters in Christ, always aiming to maintain the unity of the Body. If we make this a priority, it will be a clear sign that we have understood and properly responded to God’s promises (not least those set out in Isaiah 60–62).

The last two sermons in the series, on Isaiah 63–64 and 65–56, will be given later in the year.

Dr Satterthwaite’s sermon may be accessed through the BGST website (http://bgst.edu.sg/audio-resources/chapel-messages).

Dr Lai Pak Wah will be our chapel speaker on 23 February 2011. The Topic is “Faith, Science and Dialogue with God“.

Rev Dr John Yuen, Pastor of Evangel Baptist Church,  will be our chapel speaker on 2 March 2011. He will be speaking on, "The Call to Follow Jesus" (Luke 5:1-11; John 21:1-19). Chapel begins at 12 pm. You are welcome to join us.

Dr Lee Boon HuiWe are delighted to announce that Andrew Lee, our Lecturer in Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew & Hermeneutics, successfully defended his PhD thesis on The Song of Moses in Deuteronomy 32 at his oral examination held at the University of Gloucestershire on February 16th. Well done, Andrew! We congratulate you on this happy conclusion to four years’ hard work. Many thanks, also, to all who have been praying for Andrew.
Students and Alumni News

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

Date: 4th March 2011 (Friday)
Time: From 2pm
Venue: High Point Community Services Association, Address: No. 1, Lorong 23, Geylang. Singapore 388352.
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. 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).


BGST Office & Library will be closed on 16 March 2011 (Wed) for BGST Work Plan Seminar.  We will resume normal operating hours on 17 March.

Course 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: Clarus Centre
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

Reading Revelation Ethically: the last word on Empire, Economics, Ecology (NT364, 3cr);
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3;
(Tue 7.15-9.45pm)
Venue: Telok Ayer CMC, 235 Telok Ayer Street
Lecturer: Mr Quek Tze-Ming (PhD candidate, Uni of Cambridge)

Interpreting Ezekiel (OT367, 1.5cr);(Group Tutorial)
by Dr Daniel Block / Tutor: Dr Andrew Lee;
Mar 4, 11, 18, 25; (Fri 7.30-9.30pm)
Venue: Prinsep St Presbyterian Church, 77 Prinsep Street

Introduction to Evangelism & World Mission
(ME101, 3cr)
Mar 5 &12 (Sat 10am - 1pm, 2 - 5pm), Mar 4, 7, 10, 11; 7.15-10.15pm
Venue: Clarus Centre
Lecturer: Dr Tan Kang San [Required for MDiv]

Introduction to Church History II:
Six-Continent Christianities (CH102, 3cr);

Mar 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 24;
(Tue 7.15-9.45pm)
Venue: Clarus Centre
Lecturer: Dr Lai Pak Wah

Educational Planning & Management (ECF510, 3cr);

Mar 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19;
(Thu 7.15-9.45pm)
Venue: Zion Bishan BP Church, 4 Bishan St 13
Lecturer: Dr Ng Peh Cheng

*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

TENT 2011

Tentmakers Equipping 'N' Training

Biblical Basis for Tentmaking Mission
Tues. May 24 & 31; 2011 (7.20-10.00pm)
Facilitator: Mrs Leong King Teng
Venue: 37 Jalan Pemimpin, #06-05 Blk B
Clarus Centre (former Union Industrial Building)

Theology of Work
Tues. Jun 7, 14 & 21; 2011 (7.20-10.00pm)
Facilitator: Dr Toh See Kiat
Venue: 37 Jalan Pemimpin, #06-05 Blk B
Clarus Centre (former Union Industrial Building)

Understanding Culture & Country Profile Studies
Tues. Jul 5, 12, 19 & 26; 2011 (7.20-10.00pm)
Facilitators: Dr Ng Peh Cheng & Miss Valerie Lim
Venue: 37 Jalan Pemimpin, #06-05 Blk B
Clarus Centre (former Union Industrial Building)

Religions of Asia
Tues. Aug 2, 16 & 23; 2011 (7.20-10.00pm)
Facilitator: Dr Jeanette Hui
Venue: 37 Jalan Pemimpin, #06-05 Blk B
Clarus Centre (former Union Industrial Building)

Personal Ministry Skills: Practical Considerations for a Tentmaker’s Ministry
Tues. Sept 6, 13 & 20; 2011 (7.20-10.00pm)
Facilitator: Mr Toh Kai Hua
Venue: 37 Jalan Pemimpin, #06-05 Blk B
Clarus Centre (former Union Industrial Building)

Tentmakers & Ethical Issues
Sat. Oct 8 & 15; 2011 (9.30-11.30am; 12.00-2.00pm)
Facilitator: A Former Singaporean Tentmaker
Venue: 37 Jalan Pemimpin, #06-05 Blk B
Clarus Centre (former Union Industrial Building)

Coping with Stress
Tues. Oct 11, 18 & 25; 2011 (7.20-10.00pm)
Facilitator: Mr Yam Keng Mun
Venue: 37 Jalan Pemimpin, #06-05 Blk B Clarus Centre (former Union Industrial Building)

For more information on Tentmaking courses, please visit our website: http://www.bgst.edu.sg/courses-and-events/tent

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: Dr 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:
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, Union Industrial Building S(577177).
Tel: 6227-6815 Fax: 6255-3686 Email: bgst@pacific.net.sg
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