Friday, October 02, 2009

Doing Public Theology in Singapore

Brought to you by Singapore Bible College's Ichthus Research Centre:


Speaker:
Dr. Kwa Kiem Kiok

Date/Time:
26 Oct 2009 / 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Venue:
Singapore Bible College, 9-15 Adam Road, Singapore.


Description
Public theology guides the church to engage in society on public issues. It helps the church to understand the issues and to present a Christian point of view, and engages with the media, academia and other members of society. By nature, it is a contextual theology. What works for one society may not work in another society because conditions are different. Our Speaker, Dr. Kwa Kiem Kiok is concerned that we have a good understanding of our own socio-political context in order for us to be able to engage meaningfully; and we do not just engage at the high up level, but also consider how to influence the people in the pew.

In this seminar, Dr. Kwa will use the casino debates as a case study of how the Methodist Church took part in this debate and what the views of Methodists are on this issue of engaging in the public square. She will share her views on the issues face in Singapore like homosexuality, euthanasia, bioethics, globalization, relating with those of other religions.

About the speaker
Dr Kwa holds a doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary. She spent six years with Graduates' Christian Fellowship, an affiliate of Fellowship of Evangelical Students, equipping graduates for witness and ministry in the marketplace. While pursuing her doctoral studies she also worked at the International Office at Asbury Theological Seminary. After a brief time to set up a research centre for the National Council of Churches in Singapore, she now joins the EAST as a lecturer in inter-cultural studies.

Fee
S$10 for general public; S$5 for SBC alumni; S$5 for SBC students (special rate of S$3 per person for those who register through their respective class). Ichthus members please bring along your membership card to enter without charges.

Registration
For registration and enquires, please email with your name, address, contact number & the name of the event, or call Phyllis at +65 6559 1532 on Tuesday & Friday (10 am to 5 pm). Prior registration is preferred due to limited seats.

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