Issue No. 28 16 - 22 July 2012
Upcoming Course—Wesley Then & Now (TS240, 3cr); Group Tutorial
Year / Time: Thurs, Year 2012, 7.30 - 9.30pm
Date: July 19, 26; Aug 2, 16, 23, 30
Venue: Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church
Fees: $450 (for credit); $315 (by audit)

Prof  Victor ShepherdABOUT THE LECTURER
Victor Shepherd is Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Tyndale University College and Seminary, Toronto. He was educated at the Universities of Toronto and Aberdeen. He holds the Th.D from the University of Toronto (1977), and the S.T.D. (Honoris Causa) from Roberts Wesleyan College (1995). He has published widely, particularly on John Calvin and John Wesley. Professor Shepherd currently serves as Professor Ordinarius, Graduate Theological Foundation, University of Oxford, and as Adjunct Professor at Wycliffe College (University of Toronto) and Trinity College (University of Toronto), and at the Department of Religious Studies, University of Winnipeg (Toronto School of Theology). He is also a Minister at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Schomberg, Ontario.

Edwin’s doctoral research was undertaken at the University of Edinburgh where he worked on the atonement theology of John Owen (1616-1683). Prior to his doctoral studies, he took his M.A. in Systematic Theology at the University of London, M.C.S. at BGST, and B.A. at the National University of Singapore. He was formerly a staff-worker at the Fellowship of Evangelical Students and a member of the pastoral team at Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church. As a licensed preacher in the Methodist Church, Edwin exercises a regular preaching ministry.

John Wesley (1703-1791) stands closer to the centre of the universal church than does any other major thinker in church history. An evangelist, he cherished the liturgy of the Church of England, insisting that the Book of Common Prayer was the finest liturgical instrument to appear in Christendom. Born to social privilege, his ability to speak to and work among the materially disadvantaged was nothing less than a miracle. Possessing expertise in the theology of the Church Fathers, he remained a lifelong student of the most recent scientific developments. Thoroughly Protestant (as his unrelenting insistence on the truth and centrality of justification by faith attests), he relished the sacramental tradition in the church and maintained that fasting was a means of grace.

Upcoming Course - God 24/7: Discerning, Experiencing & Reflecting God in Every Aspect of Life(AT288/MM263, 3 cr)
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
Fee : $450 (Credit); $315 (Audit)

Dr Robert BanksRobert 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.

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.

Other Courses Commencing in July 2012

Wesley Then & Now (TS240, 3 cr; Group Tutorial);
by Dr Victor Shepherd & Tutor: Dr Edwin Tay;

July 19, 26; Aug 2, 16, 23, 30 ; (Thu, 7.30–9.30 pm )
Venue: Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church

The Craft of Teaching (ECF 511, 1.5 cr);
Dr Ng Peh Cheng;
July 19, 26, Aug 2, 16, 23; (Thu, 7.15–10.15 pm)
Venue: BGST, Clarus Center
Lecturer: Dr Ng Peh Cheng

Old Testament Foundations I (OT 101, 3 cr);
Jul 26; Aug 2, 16, 23, 30; Sept 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8; (Thu, 7.15–9.45 pm)
Lecturer: Dr Andrew Lee
Venue: Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church

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

# Blended Learning: Live Lectures and Group Tutorials based on Recorded Lectures.

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

Faculy News
Dr Philip is teaching on the Song of Songs at BRMC on Tuesday evenings (10, 17, 24, 31 July) as part of their TrekBible programme. Also, He is holding a workshop on 'Preaching OT Narrative' at the Living Word conference at St James Anglican church on 19th and 20th July.
BGST Lib and Book Corner will be closed after 1pm this Saturday, 21 July 2012.
We apologies for the inconvenience caused.
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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