CANCELLED - BGST History Tour: Exploring Christian History, Art and Spirituality in Italy

Church History Tour CANCELLED - BGST History Tour: Exploring Christian History, Art and Spirituality in Italy
November 18 2020
November 29 2020

CANCELLED BGST History Tour: Exploring Christian History, Art and Spirituality in Italy (18-29 Nov 2020)

Led by Dr Lai Pak Wah, Principal & Lecturer in Church History Biblical Graduate School of Theology (BGST)

As surely as Christ promised to be with us forever (Matthew 28), His Spirit has been working through his people ever since the early Church – through the church fathers, the medieval Christians, the Reformers, the evangelicals of the 18th century and, of course, in the 20th century. There is, therefore, much wisdom to be learnt and gleaned from our spiritual heritage.

This church history tour aims to survey the historical, spiritual and physical landscape of the early Christians (1st to 16th centuries) so that we may learn from them spiritual insights that can help us mature and live out our Christian lives in appreciation of our heritage and how we can, in our turn, through the arts and our own thinking, shape our world and leave a legacy for generations to come.

The Tour learning program includes
(1) two pre-tour lectures on the history of Christianity (1
st to 16th centuries) (in Sep & Oct);
(2) daily tour ‘sermons introducing the rich spiritual teachings of spiritual giants, such as the Apostle Paul, Augustine, Benedict of Nursia, and Francis of Assisi; and
(3) explorations on the devotional role of Christian art through the centuries.

Key Cities Covered

Rome, Vatican City, Pompeii, Montecassino, Assisi, Florence, Ravenna, Cinque Terra and Milan.

Itinerary Highlights:
Roman Colosseum and Forum, Vatican Museum, Galleria Borghese, Catacombs of St Callistos, St Paul’s Church at Outer walls, Montecassino (Benedictine) monastery, Pompei & Naples Archaeological Museum, St Francis Basilica, St Clare Monastery, Siena, Uffizi Museum, Florence Cathedral, a hike at Cinque Terra, and shopping at Serravalle Designer Outlet (Milan)

Tour Details and Pricing Here 

Please download and fill in the application form and send to Dr Lai Pak Wah at

For all queries please email Dr Lai

This event is NOT A FREE EVENT as indicated here (system restrictions). All applications must be downloaded via the link above. Payment will only go through Crest Travel. Please do not click on the "Register for this event" button. Thank you and God bless.
Location: Italy , Italy
Lecturer : Lai Pak Wah


Dr Lai Pak Wah is lecturer of Church History and Historical Theology at BGST. A graduate from BGST (Grad Dip CS) & Regent College, Vancouver (MCS, ThM), Pak Wah completed his PhD at Durham University,where he specialised in Christianity in Late Antiquity (the history, theology and spirituality of the 2nd - 5th century church fathers, also known as Patristic Studies). Pak Wah has publicised articles and chapters on John Chrysostom’s preaching, soteriology and Trinitarian doctrine. He is also author of The Dao of Healing: Christian Perspectives of Chinese Medicine. Previously, Pak Wah was a full-time lecturer at the School of Business, Singapore Polytechnic, and engaged in investment promotion work with the Singapore Economic Development Board. 

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