CS101Christian Spirituality I: Foundations for Everyday Life

CS101 : Christian Spirituality I: Foundations for Everyday Life (1.5 Credit)
Academic Year : 2022
About this course

This course introduces important theological themes and provides a historical overview of the Christian spiritual tradition. As the title suggests, it is the Trinitarian and incarnational touchstones that give Christian spirituality its authentically Christian character. From this biblical and creedal basis, we will read, understand, and engage with the spiritual practices found in the various Christian traditions. 

Particular emphasis is given to the Ignatian spirituality, as this serves as a preparatory framework to the spiritual practicum component in CS102.   The trajectory of the course is for participants to draw from the deep well of the Christian history appropriate spiritual disciples that resonate with their own temperament, vacation, and season in life.  It is hoped that this course will provide the resources for a deepening of self-knowledge and spirituality in everyday life.

The course aims to be both academic and practical. Besides live and recorded lectures, students engage with readings, group discussion, as well as individual reflections throughout the course. There will be in-depth discussions dealing with how can we grow deeper in our spiritual life in a busy world e.g. finding the rhythm between work and rest, cultivating the spiritual disciplines to keep one's spiritual life vibrant.

Lecturer : Tan Seng Kong
DIRECTOR (SPIRITUAL FORMATION & EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES), LECTURER OF SYSTEMATIC AND SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY). Seng Kong is 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's doctrine of salvation. Seng Kong was formerly an architect, and is currently serving 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.
Venue: To be Advised , To be Advised
Course Timing:

Dates (2022)
Jan 29     
Feb 12, 26
Mar 26     
April 9

(9:30am – 11:45am)

Closing Date for Registration: Jan 25 2022.
A late payment fee of ten dollars ($10) will now be charged for late registration.
(NB. BGST reserves the right not to accept any registrations after this date)

Subscription to BGST Access Membership (BAM) Advanced is compulsory for credit students. Access to good library resources (like DTL) is critical for postgraduate academic research.

Course Type: Live (1.5 Credits)
Semester: S2
Credits: 1.5 Credit
Max class size: 30

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