[Past Event] Work, Interrupted Series
Webinar [Past Event] Work, Interrupted SeriesOctober 9 2020 | 07:45 AM (GMT+8)
October 23 2020 | 09:45 AM (GMT+8)
25 September, 9 & 23 October
25 September, 9 & 23 October
The pandemic has disrupted work as we know it, forcing us to re-evaluate work. How might an understanding of the theology of work, psychological and practical work assessment, as well as spiritual formation help us navigate this disruption in more hopeful ways? “Work, Interrupted” integrates all these aspects in three engaging webinars to help you make sense of and find direction in these challenging times. Professionals in these areas will be joined by a panel of “work, interruptees” to bring understanding, share experiences and bring light to our disruption.
Fri, 25 September 2020 (Finished)
7.45pm - 9.45 pm
Session 1: The Face of Disruption
How can an understanding of the theology of work help us better navigate this disruption to work? What spiritual disposition will carry us through? Two special guest panelists add life and immediacy to the session as they share their response to work, interrupted.
Fri, 9 October 2020 (Finished)
7.45pm - 9.45 pm
Session 2: Home, Invaded
The line between home and work has blurred, bringing about tension amid new challenges. Perhaps relearning to love self and neighbour can help us honour our boundaries. What spiritual discipline can show us the way forward?
Fri, 23 October 2020
7.45pm - 9.45 pm
Session 3: Following Christ in the Face of Disruption
Understand the psychology behind change, and learn discernment through an engaging panel discussion so that you can brave uncertainty and follow Christ with faith and courage.
Location: Zoom Classroom , own study place
Lecturer : Anthony Siow
Anthony is a Spiritual Formation Mentor trained in the Ignatian tradition. He left behind a successful advertising career to follow God's call to cast the net elsewhere. Making use of his skills and creativity in advertising, Anthony incorporates the arts and popular culture into his work as Spiritual and Retreat Director. Anthony conducts retreats regularly for BGST and serves as a mentor for the school. He also leads silent retreats to Thailand and Australia.
Lecturer : Jeremy Gwee Khee Heng
Jeremy retired from banking and now serves as Director, Delivery Partnerships, at the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning for Asia and Australia. He spent more than three decades in the banking and finance sector and held senior leadership positions, including Chief Operating Officer and Head of Capital Management and Financial Compliance at a global bank. Jeremy has worked in New York, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, South Asia, ASEAN and Hong Kong. He also represents Bakke Graduate University in Asia and is a member of the BGST Council.
Lecturer : Michael Low
Mr Michael Low started his professional life as a litigation lawyer, after he graduated from the National University of Singapore. He then moved on to international private banking, where he spent over 10 years working with high net worth clients to design, implement and manage their estate planning, succession and wealth preservation structures. His last role in the private banking industry was as the Asia Head of Fiduciary Services for a boutique Swiss private bank. After completing his theological studies at Regent College, Vancouver, with an MA in Theological Studies (with a particular focus on Marketplace Theology), Michael now serves as the Advancement Consultant for reSource Leadership International, a Christian not-for-profit whose mission is to train and equip church leaders in the majority world. He is also exploring ways to re-connect with the marketplace, where his passion lies.
Lecturer : Tan Seng Kong
Head, Educational Resources and Spiritual Formation; Lecturer in Systematic and Spiritual Theology
Seng Kong heads BGST’s Educational Resources and Spiritual Formation. He is our Lecturer in Systematic and Spiritual Theology. A graduate from Regent College, Vancouver (MA, Spiritual Theology). Seng Kong completed his PhD in Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he focused his research on Jonathan Edwards' Doctrine of Salvation. Seng Kong was formerly an architect. He currently serves at Bethel Assembly of God. When he isn’t preoccupied with theological materials, he dabbles with indoor gardening, watches Korean media with his wife and eats Indian food with his son.
- “Emanation and Remanation”: Trinitarian Self-Communication as the Ground and Goal of Human Participation in God in the Thought of Jonathan Edwards.
BGST Courses Taught
- TS101: The Christian Faith (TS101)
- TS211 and TS212: Theological Foundations I & II
- TS252: Christian Ethics
- TS217: Salvation in Christ
- CS211: Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Christianity: Reading the Spiritual Classics of Christianity (with effect from 2018)
- CS101: Christian Spirituality I: Foundations for Everyday Life (Team Teaching with Lai Pak Wah)
- CS102: Christian Spirituality II: Practices for Discernment and Discipleship (Practicum to be launched in 2018. Mentor)
- BGST Church History Tour: Reformation to 20th Century (2017)
- "The Doctrine of the Trinity in John Wesleys Prose and Poetic Works," Journal for Christian Theological Research 7 (2002): 3-14; available for download here.
- Review of The Social God and the Relational Self: A Trinitarian Theology of the Imago Dei, by Stanley J. Grenz, Koinonia Journal 15 (2003): 150-153.
- "Calvin's Doctrine of Our Union with Christ," Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy 5, no. 4 (October 2003).
- "A Trinitarian Ontology of Missions," International Review of Missions 93, no. 369 (April 2004): 279-296.
- "Trinitarian Action in the Incarnation," in Jonathan Edwards as Contemporary: Essays in Honor of Sang Hyun Lee, ed. Don Schweitzer (New York: Peter Lang, 2010), 127-150.
- Fullness Received and Returned: Trinity and Participation in Jonathan Edwards(Fortress Press, 2014).
- "Jonathan Edwards's Dynamic Idealism and Cosmic Christology," in Idealism and Christian Theology, ed. Joshua R. Farris and S. Mark Hamilton (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016).
- "Incarnation," in The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia, ed. Harry S. Stout (Eerdmans, 2017)
- “Learning from Jonathan Edwards Toward a Trinitarian Theology of Action and Contemplation”, in The Global Edwards, ed. Rhys S. Bezzant, Australian College of Theology Monograph Series (Wipf & Stock, 2017).
- "Anthropology, Affections, and Free Will," in The Oxford Handbook of Jonathan Edwards, ed. Douglas A. Sweeney and Jan Stievermann (OUP, 2021); online copy available here.
- "Holy Spirit," in Reformed Dogmatics in Dialogue: The Theology of Karl Barth and Jonathan Edwards, ed. Uche Anizor and Kyle Strobel (Lexham Press, forthcoming)