|The first pleasant task of the year is to extend a very
warm welcome to Dr. and Mrs. J W Maris to Singapore and specially
to BGST! We pray that you will have a very blessed time here.
The second just as pleasant task is to welcome Dr. and Mrs. Quek
back from their sabbatical leave. We look forward to hearing from Dr. Quek
at chapel this Wednesday at 12 noon.
We trust that in 2001 MMM will continue to be a blessing and inspiration to you. Your feedback will help us make this news-sheet relevant and meaningful to you, dear readers. We do not want to be just disseminating facts although that is vital. MMM seeks to bring each week some encouraging bits.
Now for some business. You may say that theology is not your cup of tea. The Oxford Dictionary defines the word ‘theology’ as "formal study of the nature of God and of the foundations of religious belief". As a child of God, do we not want to study the Word of God to know Him better? This can be formal or informal study and the two are complementary. Would you like to start this year with a theology course?
Dr. J W Maris is here to take us through two: a study of the doctrine of The Holy Spirit, and a course on the doctrine of Man.
You will meet six times for the first course which carries 3 credits and four times for the second 1.5-credit course.
Knowing the Person and the work of the Holy Spirit will help us to align our lives with God’s way and knowing who we are in the sight of God will liberate us to let Him work in and through our lives. Do consider at least one of these courses as it is rare that we are able to invite someone who is an authority in such studies. Registration is still open so give us a call. Alternatively you can check out the course descriptions on the web at bgst.edu.sg and register on-line. Inquiries by phone are welcome too.
To make it easier for all to attend the intensive courses by Dr. Maris,
the other courses have been suspended and they will not begin till the
last week of January. Please take note!
Art of Critical Analysis with Dr. Satterthwaite
Biblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation (video class) with Dr. Satterthwaite as facilitator
Greek Exegesis I (video class) with Dr. Quek
What is your study pleasure?
RETREAT 2000Twenty of us left by coach for historic Malacca on 27th Dec. for our historic staff retreat. It was historic because this was the first time that Dr. and Mrs. Satterthwaite were able to join us and it was the longest we have been away. We did miss our Dean but he had another trip to make. The consensus seemed to be that it was a very good get-away (from what???) with opportunities to get to know the family members (all agreed - that was important!). The two youngest, Serene’s Chui Min and Kok Weng’s Ruth were the toddling stars and self-appointed entertainers. Malacca has something for everyone whether it be historic sites or eating / shopping / sleeping. There was much good-natured bantering among us and the usual wish that it was l-o-n-g-e-r. If the objective was to get to know what colleagues with their hair let down were like, then we can say ‘mission accomplished’. Perhaps some time set aside for sharing would have been appropriate. We thank our Heavenly Father for this refreshing time together.
Three persons are celebrating today!
|Kok Weng’s New Year gift to you are these 39 newly catalogued
books! We thank God for the library team and their faithful labour.
21 great scientists who believed the Bible