[Past Event] Breakdown to Breakthrough: Praying through Chaos

Webinar [Past Event] Breakdown to Breakthrough: Praying through Chaos
August 7 2020 | 08:00 AM (GMT+8)
August 7 2020 | 09:30 AM (GMT+8)
24, 31 July, 7 August 2020

Another Contemplating Covid-19 Initiative from BGST
Online Prayer + Spiritual Formation

Let God hover over your chaos.
The Chinese word for "crisis" consists of two characters - danger and opportunity. In these challenging times, it is easier to see danger rather than to discern opportunity. Where is God in the midst of this? Pray with scripture and discover the essential disposition for discernment in a time of crisis, and how creation may emerge from chaos.

Dates (Fridays)

July 24 - Session 1
July 31 - Session 2
August 7 - Session 3
Time: 8.00 pm - 9.30 pm.
Fees: $45 for the set of 3 sessions. Pay $40 for the remaining 2 sessions
Session 1: Spiritual Freedom in a Time of Chaos
  • Have i displaced my centre?
  • What disposition would serve me well in this crisis?
  • Who models this disposition for me in scripture?

Session 2: From Chaos to Creation
  • How might chaos be an invitation for me to bring something new to birth?
  • Pray with the creation story to hear this call.

Session 3: Discernment in a Time of Chaos
  • How can I make good decisions during a crisis?
  • What is central to discernment?
  • What are some useful discernment tools?
Location: Zoom Classroom , own study place
Lecturer : Anthony Siow

Manager, Centre for Spiritual Formation

Anthony Siow is a Spiritual Director trained in the Ignatian tradition at the Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation (later the Jesuit College of Spirituality) under the University of Divinity in Australia. Like Peter, Anthony left behind a fulfilling advertising career to follow God’s call to cast the net elsewhere. So Anthony channelled his creativity and love for the arts into his ministry, SEE.K, where his work as Spiritual and Retreat Director helps Christians find God in music, dance, drama, film and other creative ways of encountering God. In this way, Anthony hopes to reclaim those so-called secular spaces back for God, who can be found in all things. Anthony also regularly leads silent retreats here and overseas.

Anthony’s ecumenical vision for his ministry has attracted Christians from different faith traditions to its programs, where they share space and sacred story as one community. This extends to his work as a spiritual mentor and adjunct lecturer at the Biblical Graduate School of Theology (BGST) since 2018.

Anthony’s work and collaboration with BGST has grown from strength to strength. As a certified Giver of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius, Anthony has served as a mentor for students in a module on spiritual formation, and as Retreat Director in an executive certificate course for leaders. This has helped students and leaders grow in their spiritual lives, integrating their faith into their lived experiences. Many students have continued to journey with Anthony beyond their courses.

Anthony believes his work and interactions with the school has been God’s way of preparing him for the role of Centre Manager for the Centre for Spiritual Formation.

Anthony feels blessed, grateful and honoured to embrace this further calling.
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