[Past Event] (ENG) Christian Perspectives on TCM

Workshop [Past Event] (ENG) Christian Perspectives on TCM
November 17 2019 | 12:00 AM (GMT+8)
19 November 2019

Christian Perspectives on TCM
Presented by St Andrew's Cathedral and BGST

This event will be conducted in English.

Date  19 Nov 2019
Time  7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue  St Andrew's Cathedral - Prayer Halls
Speakers  Dr Diarra Boubacar, Dr Lai Pak Wah
Synopsis  Should Christians use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?

This question is commonly debated among Christians, particularly those living in Asia. Some object to TCM because they regard it as not 'medically proven'. Others reject it because of its supposed non-Christian roots. For many Chinese, however, TCM is based on the key pillars of Chinese philosophy. This, along with its usage over 2,000 years, means that TCM is often revered as an important part of Chinese cultural heritage. What is at stake is not only an alternative source of medicine, but how Christians should relate to their cultural traditions. Join us, as we examine the theological and inter-disciplinary principles involved in evaluating Chinese medicine at both of these events.

In this workshop, participants will not only develop a deeper appreciation for TCM, but also acquire the skills needed for engaging Chinese culture in general. 

This event is free of charge. A love offering will be collected.

Location: St Andrew's Cathedral , 11 St Andrew's Road Singapore 178959
Lecturer : Lai Pak Wah

Principal and Lecturer, Church History and Marketplace Theology

Pak-Wah is BGST’s Principal and Lecturer of Church History and Historical Theology. He also serves as an elder at Mt Carmel Bible Presbyterian Church where he worships and oversees the church’s Hybrid Church Initiative. His interest is the very heart of BGST’s mission: which is to help Christians make sense of their faith at work, church and society. Previously, Pak Wah engaged in investment promotion work with the Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB) and was a full-time lecturer at the School of Business, Singapore Polytechnic. He is the author of The Dao of Healing: Christian Perspective of Chinese Medicine, and a certified Belbin coach. Pak-Wah holds a PhD from Durham University, UK. He enjoys engaging in Chinese culture and playing the cello.

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