[Past Event] Theology for Life

Platform Launch [Past Event] Theology for Life
September 3 2021 | 08:00 AM (GMT+8)
September 3 2021 | 09:30 AM (GMT+8)
FREE


Do you face time constraints from work, family or ministry commitments?
 
Yet, you want to make your faith WORK for you where you are, whether at your workplace or in your ministry?
 
Join us for the launch of TFL – an exciting new platform where you will find a range of inter-disciplinary learning courses.
 
These courses are bite-sized, anytime, anywhere for your convenient learning. We also offer extended certificate courses to engage you.
 
TFL looks at problem-focused concerns. It is a platform where we encourage open, safe and friendly discussions that would help and guide you in making sense of your faith at work.
 
Join us for the Launch of the Theology for Life Platform and the Conversation between Dr Lai Pak Wah and Dr Tan Soo Inn on "Friendship: East & West".

Date: 3 September 2021, 8:00pm - 9:30pm (GMT+8)

Register at tinyurl.com/theologyforlife2021
 
To check out our micro-learning courses:
 
 
The Friendship Way:


Location: Zoom Webinar , Zoom link will be sent via email
Lecturer : Lai Pak Wah

PRINCIPAL, LECTURER IN CHURCH HISTORY & HISTORICAL THEOLOGY. Pak-Wah obtained his PhD from Durham University, UK. He is the author of The Dao of Healing: Christian Perspective of Chinese Medicine and a certified Belbin coach. Pak-Wah was previously a full-time lecturer at the School of Business, Singapore Polytechnic, and engaged in investment promotion work with the Singapore Economic Development Board. He worships at Mt Carmel Bible Presbyterian Church where he serves as Elder overseeing the Hybrid Church Initiative. Pak Wah enjoys engaging in Tai Ji and Wing Chun martial arts as a form of spiritual formation practice.

Membership

  • International Association of Patristic Studies (Singapore and Malaysia Correspondent)


Thesis

  1. “John Chrysostom’s Theology of Christian Transformation.” Th.M Thesis, Regent College, 2007 (unpublished).
  2.  “John Chrysostom and the Hermeneutics of Exemplar Portraits.”  Ph. D Thesis, Durham University, 2010. (unpublished)

BGST Courses Taught

  1. CH101, CH102: History of Christianity, I, II
  2. CH/ TS260: The Roots of Christianity (Introduction to Patristics)
  3. TS230: Christian Apologetics & Evangelism (TS 230)
  4. TS/ ID281: Dao of Healing: Christian Perspectives on Chinese Medicine (Seminar)
  5. CS211: Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Christianity: Reading the Spiritual Classics of Christianity (To be transferred to TSK)
  6. CS101: Christian Spirituality I: Foundations for Everyday Life (Team Teaching with Tan Seng Kong)
  7. CS102: Christian Spirituality II: Practices for Discernment and Discipleship (Practicum to be launched in 2018. Mentor)
  8. BGST Church History Tour (Italy, 1st to 15th centuries) (2014, 2015)
  9. BGST Church History Tour: Reformation to 20th Century (2017)


Publications and Presentations

Books

Journal Articles
  1. "John Calvin's Use of the Church Fathers."CRUX43 (2007): 14-22.
  2. “The Monk as Saint and Exemplar in John Chrysostom’s Writings.” In Studies in Church History. Vol. 47. Suffolk: Boydell, 2011.
  3. “Dialogue and Ideology in the Martyrdom of Polycarp: A Bakhtinian Analysis.” Studia Patristica 52 (2012): 37-45.
  4. “The Imago Dei and Salvation among the Antiochenes: A Comparison of John Chrysostom with Theodore of Mopseustia.” Studia Patristica 67, Vol. 15 (2013).
  5. “Comparing Patristic and Chinese Medical Anthropologies: Insights for Chinese Contextual Theology.” Studia Patristica 91, No. 17 (2017): 213-24
  6. “The Eusebian and Meletian Roots of John Chrysostom’s Trinitarian Theology,” Scrinium 14 (2018): 1–26.
  7. “John Chrysostom’s Reception of Basil of Caesarea’s Trinitarian Theology,” Sriinum 15 (2019): 62–79.

Book Chapters
  1. “Preaching Salvation in Early Christianity: The Example of John the ‘Golden-Mouth’ Preacher,” in The Joy of the Lord: Essays in Honour of Quek Swee Hwa. Edited by Philip E. Satterthwaite and David W. F. Wong. Singapore: Finishing Well Ministries, 2012.
  2. “Reading On the Priesthood as Dialogue: Perspectives on John Chrysostom’s Ascetic Vision,” in John Chrysostom: Past, Present, Future. Edited by Doru Costache and Mario Baghos. Sydney: AIOCS, 2017.
  3. “John Chrysostom: Vision of the Angelic Life,” in Sources of the Christian Self: A Cultural History of Christian Identity. Edited by James M. Houston and Jens Zimmermann. MI: Eerdmans, 2018.
  4. “Reformed Theology and Tradition,” in Heritage & Legacy of the Bible-Presbyterian Church in Singapore. SG: Finishing Well Ministries, 2018.
  5. “The Legacy of the Church Fathers for the Bible Presbyterians,” in An Owl's Journey: Essays to commemorate the 70th birthday of David W. F. Wong. SG: Graceworks, 2019.
  6. “Exemplar Portraits and the Interpretation of John Chrysostom’s Doctrine of Recapitulation,” in Revisioning John Chrysostom. Edited by Chris de Wit and Wendy Mayer. Leiden: Brill, 2019

Unpublished Articles / Conference Presentations
  1. Metaphysical Metaphors East and West: Implications for Chinese & Biomedical Dialogue.Presented at the 20thInternational Conference of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy 2017 (unpublished)
  2. Harmonious Unity: Chinese Medicine and Meditative Well-Being. Presented at the Australian Meditation Conference 2018 (unpublished)
  3. Rhetoric and Therapy in John Chrysostom’s Trinitarian Discourse. Presented at the 16thInternational Patristics Conference at Oxford 2019 (to be submitted to Studia Patristica)

Book Reviews/ Popular Literature
  1. “Book Review - Christianities in Asia.” Review of Christianities in Asia, ed. Peter C. Phan. West-Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. Mission Round Table: The Occasional Bulletin of OMF Mission Research Vol. 7 (2012).
  2. “Ask Salt&Light: How Do I Share My Beliefs with Colleagues of Other Faiths?" Salt & Light, June 1, 2018. 
  3. “How Do We Deal with the Pagan Roots of Christmas?" Salt & Light, December 13, 2018.
  4. “Demystifying Chinese Medicine,” Salt & Light, July 8, 2018. 
  5. “Why Church History Matters in the Internet Age," Salt & Light, May 16, 2018.
  6. A Christian Perspective on Chinese Medicine. Singapore: Graceworks, 2021. A Chinese version is also available.
Lecturer : Tan Soo-Inn

Rev Dr Tan Soo-Inn is the director of Graceworks, a ministry committed to promoting spiritual friendship in church and society. He has a BDS from the University of Singapore, a ThM (NT) from Regent College, and a DMin from Fuller seminary. He has served as the lead pastor of two churches and as the executive leader of a major para-church ministry. His passions include connecting the Word of God to the struggles of daily life, and the mentoring of emerging leaders. He wants to do fresh thinking on the meaning of discipleship and what it means for the 21st century.

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