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Spiritual Theology

Author:
Simon Chan

Pages:
300

Weight:
431g

Publication Year:
1998

ISBN:
978-0-8308-1542-5

Price:
$30.00

Contents

Part One:

The Theological Principles of Spiritual Theology
Christian Spiritual Theology: Its Nature & Criteria
The Christian Doctrine of God as the Foundation of Christian Spirituality
Sin & Human Nature
Salvation & the Life of Spiritual Progress
The Church as the Community of Saints

Part Two:

The Practice of the Spiritual Life
The Theology & Life of Prayer
Spiritual Exercises Focusing on God & Self
Spiritual Exercises Focusing on the Word
Spiritual Exercises Focusing on the World
The Rule of Life
The Discernment of Spirits
The Art of Spiritual Direction

Liturgical Theology

Author:
Simon Chan

Price:
$30.00

Synopsis

Bad worship produces bad theology, and bad theology produces an unhealthy church. In Liturgical Theology, Simon Chan issues a call to evangelicals to develop a mature theology of the church–an ecclesiology that is grounded in the church’s identity as a worshiping community. Evangelicals, he argues, are confused about the meaning and purpose of the church in part because they have an inadequate understanding of Christian worship. As a remedy for this ailment, Chan presents a coherent theology of the church that pays particular attention to the liturgical practices that have constituted Christian worship throughout the centuries. With a seasoned eye and steady hand, he guides the reader through these practices and unpacks their significance for theology, spirituality and the renewal of evangelicalism in the postmodern era. Chan’s proposal advances the conversation among evangelicals regarding the relationship between theology and worship. In contrast to some theologians who have tended to emphasize a sociological analysis, Chan argues that we need to consider what is essential to the church’s theological identity. Drawing on the larger Christian tradition, Chan argues that we discover that identity primarily in the structure and significance of Christian worship.

Pentecostal Ecclesiology

Author:
Simon Chan

Pages:
143

Weight:
250g

Publication Year:
2011

ISBN:
978-1-905679-15-7

Price:
$35.00

Synopsis

This book argues that if the Pentecostal movement is to overcome its excessive individualism and structural instability the way forward is not more institutionalization but a coherent and robust ecclesiology based on the Pentecost event, which is the coming of the Holy Spirit in his own person into the church. A Pentecostal ecclesiology is essentially the working-out of the ramifications of that key event. The book takes a more ontological understanding of the relationship between the Spirit and the church than would Protestant and evangelical ecclesiologies. In this respect, it has more in common with Orthodoxy. It is further argued that this realignment away from Protestantism and evangelicalism toward Orthodoxy, far from removing Pentecostals from their roots, actually brings them much closer to the heart of Pentecostal spirituality.

Pentecostal Theology and the Christian Spiritual Tradition

Author:
Simon Chan

Pages:
129

Weight:
202g

Publication Year:
2011

ISBN:
978-1-61097-084-6

Price:
$20.00

Synopsis

This book deals with the problem of Pentecostal ‘traditioning’. Traditioning has been ineffective thus far because the richness of Pentecostal faith and experience has been inadequately captured in the classical Pentecostal doctrines of Spirit-baptism and glossolalia. A more adequate understanding of the key theological symbol of Pentecostalism, glossolalia, emerges when it is interpreted in the light of Christian spiritual tradition. Within this larger tradition glossolalia can be seen as bringing together both the ascetical and contemplative dimensions of the Christian life. Chan thus explores the shape of Pentecostal ecclesiology as ‘traditioning community’.

Grassroots Asian Theology: Thinking the Faith from the Ground Up

Author:
Simon Chan

Pages:
217

Weight:
349g

Publication Year:
2014

ISBN:
978-0-8308-4048-9

Price:
$25.00

Description

A dynamic chapter of church history is now being written in Asia. But the theological inflections at its heart are not well understood by outsiders. Now in Grassroots Asian Theology Dr Simon Chan examines Asian Christianity at its daily, sustaining level. There he uncovers a vibrant theology that is authentically Asian and truly engaging.

Contents

Preface

  1. Methodological Questions
  2. God in Asian Contexts
  3. Humanity and Sin
  4. Christ and Salvation
  5. The Holy Spirit and Spirituality
  6. The Church

Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Author Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index

Bioethics: Obstacle or Opportunity for the Gospel?

Price:
$6.00

Wisdom to Live By: Reflections on Ecclesiastes

Author:
Roland Chia

Price:
$2.00

Synopsis

Roland Chia addresses the reader in a personal way, and yet provides in-depth perspective for those who enjoy a holistic approach to Bible-study. This booklet is therefore suitable for personal devotion or group study and discussion.

Laws of the Heart: The Ten Commandments for Christian Living

Author:
Roland Chia

Price:
$14.00

Saints and Tears

Author:
Roland Chia

Publication Year:
2008

Price:
$2.00

Synopsis

This book is fortified with solid theology and at the same time has a pastoral touch that would be helpful to those who are suffering from pain or doubt, or those who are trying to help them. It brings truth and comfort. It is a great book to read for personal and group reflection, and to give away as a gift.

The Ethics of Human Organ Trading

Price:
$10.00

The Right to Die?: A Christian Response to Euthanasia

Price:
$14.00

Biomedical Ethics and the Church: An Introduction

Price:
$18.00

Our Father

Author:
Roland Chia

Publication Year:
2011

Price:
$2.00

Synopsis

Discover afresh what the will of God is really all about, and learn the true nature of prayer and what it means to pray as you take this annotated journey through the Lord’s prayer.

Hybrids, Cybrids and Chimeras: The Ethics of Interspecies Research

Price:
$14.00

The Theodicy of Peter Taylor Forsyth: A Crucial Justification of the Ways of God to Man

Author:
Leow Theng Huat

Price:
$31.00

Synopsis

The theodicy of the remarkable Scottish Congregationalist theologian Peter Taylor Forsyth has long been recognized as a vital and significant contribution to twentieth-century theology. Up until now, however, there has not been a substantial full-length treatment of Forsyth’s work on the problem of evil. The Theodicy of Peter Taylor Forsyth fills this lacuna by setting out, in a fairly systematic and comprehensive manner, Forsyth’s justification of God in the face of evil. In so doing, it also illuminates several other related areas of his thought, such as his epistemology and Christology, as well as his understanding of sin, the atonement, providence, divine passibility, human origins, and the God-world relationship. Bringing Forsyth’s approach to the subject into conversation with other prominent thinkers like Leibniz, Dostoyevsky, Camus, Moltmann, Hick, Bauckham, and Fiddes, this book also suggests ways in which Forsyth’s justification of God contributes to the current state of Christian theodicy. It highlights Forsyth’s ability to integrate insights from different approaches, even those that have hitherto generally been considered diametrically opposed notions. Forsyth’s theodicy therefore presents an integrative approach to the topic, with every theme flowing from and returning to a clear center: the cross of Christ. As the book also makes clear, Forsyth considers theodicy to be an immensely practical discipline, with significant implications for human life. In every sense, therefore, it constitutes a “crucial” justification of the ways of God to humanity.

Preaching That Comes Alive: Delivering a Word from the Lord

Author:
Maggie Low

Pages:
288

Publication Year:
2017

ISBN:
978-178-36-8244-7

Price:
$20.00

Description

People go to church every Sunday hoping to hear a life-giving word from the Lord but often find that they have to make do with either the dry crust of cognitive sermons or the empty calories of emotional exhortations. This book provides preachers with the tools to feed their flock with hearty sustenance.

Using real-life sermon examples from across Asia that reflect issues facing Asian Christians, Maggie Low builds a picture of a sermon as a body, taking you step-by-step through guidelines for what this body needs to come alive. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced preacher, you will learn to preach more confidently and relevantly through this skillful integration of biblical theology, homiletical theory, spirituality, and communication skills. Preaching cannot deliver life unless preachers themselves listen to the Word of Life. Dr Low guides the reader to exegete the Scriptures and to listen to God personally so that they can deliver a life-giving word to the hearers.

Mission, Memory and Communion: Documenting World Christianity in the Twenty-First Century

Editors:
Poon, Michael Nai-Chiu,
Marek A. Rostkowski, OMI and
John Roxborogh

Pages:
214

Publication Year:
2013

ISBN:
978-981-07-4943-9

Price:
$20.00

Description

This book, written by fifteen key interpreters of present-day Christianity from a wide spectrum of tradition, professional training and experience across the globe, examines documenting Christianity as academic discipline and practice at the beginning of the third millennium.

Editors
Michael Poon is the director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia, Trinity Theological College, Singapore. Marek A. Rostkowski, OMI, is the director of the Pontifical University Urbaniana Library, Rome. They co-chair the DABOH Study Group, International Association for Mission Studies. John Roxborogh is an honorary fellow of CSCA, Trinity Theological College. He chaired DABOH from 1992 to 2005.

Contents

Foreword – Gerald H. Anderson

Introduction – Revisiting the Structural Problems in Mission Studies in a Globalising Age – Michael Poon, Marek A. Rostkowski, and John Roxborogh

Part One: Theological locus of archives

1. Documentation for a New Millennium of Mission– Heinz Hunke

2. Revisiting Heinz Hunke’s Documentation for a New Millennium of Mission – Andrew F. Walls

3. Ecclesiastical Archives and the Memory of God’s People – Michael John Zielinski

Part Two: Documentation for mission

4. Drawing on the Intellectual Heritage of the Past for the Theological Task of the Present – Kwame Bediako

5. Documentation, Social Tradition, and the Rise of Asian Pacific Christianity – Michael Poon

6. New Digital Media, Dislocation, Documentation and the Study of Mission – John Roxborogh

7. Measuring and Documenting Persecution of Christians: A Case Study of the World Watch List – Christof Sauer

8. Preserving the Memory(ies) of the Ecumenical Movement – Dietrich Werner

Part Three: To all peoples, from all peoples, for all peoples

9. The Contribution of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the Beginning and Development of the Missionary Bibliography – Marek A. Rostkowski

10. “Always remember these things”: The Billy Graham Center Archives and the Documentation of Christian Witness – Bob Shuster

11. Missiology in Poland – Wojciech Kluj

12. Bridging the Gap: The Role of Libraries and Archives in Mission Studies in East Africa– Ephraim Mudave

13. The Akrofi–Christaller Institute of Theology and the Documentation of Church Life in Ghana– Korklu A. Laryea

14. Recovering the Memory of a World War I Protestant Mission in Belgium: The British and Allied Evangelistic Campaign and the origins of the Belgian Gospel Mission – Aaldert Prins

15. The Story of Documentation, Archives and Bibliography –John Roxborogh

Afterword – Caritas in Veritate – Documenting Christianity in the Present Time – Michael Poon and Marek A. Rostkowski

Appendix – List of Papers presented at the Rome 2002, Balaton 2008 and Toronto 2012 Conferences

Endorsement
Behind this collection lie probing questions about how ‘World Christianity’ may be classified. Is the term simply another way of describing Christianity today, or is the term a product of the deep binaries resulting from the decolonization model? Are the challenges of documentation merely technical or are they profoundly theological? I cannot commend this thoughtful and crucial collection too highly. – IAIN R. TORRANCE, President, Princeton Theological Seminary

Documentation is a practice that is crucial to any kind of research. Conceptualizing documentation itself is a theme that underlies this book. By entering into the theological foundations of “documenting world Christianity in the 21st century,” this work offers a perspective that is positive, confident and profound, especially in regard to a subject that is pivotal to missiology and to the whole of Christian theology as well. – ADAM WOLANIN, SJ, Full Professor, Faculty of Missiology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

This book gives an excellent introduction to the challenges and prospects of documenting missionary experiences. The rich encounter between the Gospel, its heralds and hearers in different cultures and nations for the past 2,000 years can easily be lost and forgotten. This book highlights the needs and challenges of collecting missionary experiences from all over the world in the present time. – JAROSŁAW RÓŻAŃSKI, OMI, Professor and Head of Missiology, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw

There is a great deal of serious and technical content in this book for historical and missiological scholars. But the specifics are connected to the depths of reflection on memory, and hence ecclesial identity. I recommend the book to a wider audience. – GEORGE SUMNER, Principal, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto

This book is a guide and an inspiration for all interested in World Christianity. Its contributors ably demonstrate the variety of documentation and methods of collection and call persuasively for a sharing of memories and interpretations across the globe. – EMMA WILD-WOOD, Director, Henry Martyn Centre, Cambridge

Documentation may sound a largely technical matter, a concern principally for the librarians and archivists who service academic studies. This book shows how crucial it is, not just to scholarship, but to the life and mission of the Church throughout the world. It is stuffed full of good things. Some of them are richly suggestive theologically; some are revealing in surprising ways about Christian history, thought and life, not least in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Some are not just powerful but potentially explosive in their implications, especially if we neglect their message. It is a book not merely for specialists, but for all who care about Christian mission. – ANDREW F. WALLS, Professor, University of Edinburgh, Liverpool Hope University and Akrofi-Christaller Institute, Ghana

Handbook of Popular Spiritual Movements in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia

Editors:
Poon, Michael Nai-Chiu and
John Roxborogh

Pages:
400

Publication Year:
2015

ISBN:
978-981-09-6496-2

Price:
$80.00

Description

The Handbook of Popular Spiritual Movements in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia provides a reference for interpreting contemporary Christian life and practice through the contributions of over forty local and international theologians, historians, theological educators, social scientists, artists, composers and pastors. Their interpretative essays, case studies and examples of image and music for worship, help us sense and understand the evolving movements of aspiration, thought and practice that are shaping present-day Christianity in Asia.

Contents

Foreword by Andrew F. Walls
Foreword by Lo Lung-Kwong
Preface: A Spiritual Exercise of Finding God in All Things
Timeline: Spiritual Movements in the Midst of Cultural and Political Change

INTRODUCTION: REVIEWING AND REIMAGINING THE RECENT PAST
Methodology, Sources and Guiding Principles
Conceptualising Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia
Southeast Asia’s Quest for a Confident Identity in the Late Twentieth Century
Contextualising Theology in Asia: Forty Years Onward
Interpreting Divine Acts

PART I: CURRENTS AND CONTEXTS

Folk Christianity, Pentecostalism and Primal Spirituality
Migration
Primal Spirituality, Religion and Islamisation
Nation Making, Globalisation, and the Church in Southeast Asia

PART II: STUDIES OF GRASSROOTS CHRISTIANITY
Indigenous Senoi Christianity: A Preliminary Investigation
Ethnicity and Religion on the Margins: Working-Class Telegu Adventist Christians in Urban Malaysia
Chinese Methodists in Malaysia: A Typology of Mission and Migration
Finding a Home: John Sung’s Evangelistic Bands as the Location for a New Female Identity
The LoveSingapore Movement
The Brothers I Have Never Known: New Immigrants Meeting Old-Timer Immigrants in Singaporean Churches
Christian Identity and Religious Pluralism in the Aftermath of Religious Communal Violence in Indonesia
Chrisians and Muslims in South Sulawesi: A Story of the Seko Community

PART III: IMAGES OF FAITH: A VISUAL JOURNEY
Images of Faith

PART IV: SOUNDS OF LAND AND SEA: THE MUSIC OF WORSHIP
Re-Imagination and Transformation
Sounds of Land and Sea: Hymns and Commentary

LOOKING FORWARD
Memory, Identity and Social Vision: The Theological Nature of Southeast Asian Christianity
Passing Around and Handing Down: Love and Service for God’s Kingdom

The Gospel according to Mark

Author:
Tan Kim Huat

Publisher:
Asia Theological Association

Pages:
112

Publication Year:
2011

Price:
$18.00

Synopsis

This series of commentaries on all the books of the Old and New Testament is designed to enable readers to understand the Scriptures in their own context, and to interpret and apply them to the plurality of Asian cultures in which they live and work.

The series is designed for use by pastors in their expository ministry of preaching, teaching and counseling, by teachers and students in their theological studies, and by men and women who lead small groups in churches and homes.

 The Trinity & The Religions

Authors:
Tan Loe Joo

Pages:
258

Publication Year:
2018

ISBN:
978-1-9787-0060-4

Price:
$105.00

Description

Will the followers of other religions who have not heard of the gospel be saved? Since the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic church has been grappling with this question, culminating in a recent document, Dominus Iesus in 2000. In the post-DI climate, the British theologian, Gavin D’Costa, has been described as a “representative post-DI theologian of religions.” And with good reason, since other theologians such as Jacques Dupuis whose work along the lines of “neo-Rahnerianism” have been curtailed by DI.

D’Costa’s work has spanned the past three decades and is aimed at developing a theology that echoes developments within the Catholic church’s efforts to grapple with the existence of other religions. In doing so, he has appropriated the doctrine of the Trinity by reasoning it provides the very resources for interacting with “Others” and developed a form of Trinitarian inclusivism. Based on the work of patristic theologians such as Lewis Ayres and Michel Barnes and their conception of a “Pro-Nicene” theological matrix, this book is an attempt to assess whether D’Costa’s utilization of trinitarian resources for contemporary concerns is faithful to the tradition. The book concludes that while there is much to commend in D’Costa’s system, there remain some features not fully consonant with classical Trinitarianism.

The Priesthood of Christ
Atonement in the Theology of John Owen (1616 – 1683)

Author:
Edwin E.M. Tay

Pages:
207

Weight:
325g

Publication Year:
2014

ISBN:
978-1-84227-7997

Price:
$46.00

Description

Despite wide acclaim for John Owen (1616-1683) as a leading representative of the doctrine of atonement in the Reformed tradition, a thorough examination of his views on the subject has yet to be undertaken. This work is the first full-scale monograph on the subject. Drawing on recent historiographical studies on the intellectual history of Protestant Orthodoxy and the full range of Owen’s writings, Dr Tay demonstrates that at the heart of Owen’s atonement theology is his peculiar understanding of Christ’s priesthood conceived in terms of the oblation and intercession of Christ, performed in the states of humiliation and exaltation.

This book belongs to the monograph series Studies in Christian History and Thought by Paternoster Press.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Agent of Redemption
Chapter 3 The Means of Redemption: Christ the Mediator
Chapter 4 The Means of Redemption: Christ’s Priestly Office
Chapter 5 The Means of Redemption: Satisfaction for Sin
Chapter 6 The End of Redemption
Chapter 7 Conclusion

Worship a Practical Guide

Author:
Jeffrey Truscott

Pages:
264

Weight:
417g

Publication Year:
2011

ISBN:
978-981-4305-41-9

Price:
$22.00

Contents

Part 1 – The Meaning of Worship
Chapter 1: The Nature of Worship
Chapter 2: The Theology of Worship
Chapter 3: The Shape of Worship

Part 2 – The Elements of Worship
Chapter 4: Worship and Ritual
Chapter 5: Worship and Culture
Chapter 6: Worship and Music
Chapter 7: Worship and Time

Part 3 – The practice of worship
Chapter 8: The Christian Calendar
Chapter 9: The Gathering
Chapter 10: The Word
Chapter 11: The Responses to the Word
Chapter 12: The Lord’s Supper
Chapter 13: The Sending
Chapter 14: Putting it All Together

The Sacraments

Author:
Jeffrey Truscott

Pages:
496

Publication Year:
2016

ISBN:
978-935-14-8076-1

Price:
$35.00

Contents

Written by a scholar with years of experience in teaching and pastoral ministry, Twelve Whys of Worship by Jeffrey Truscott explores the reasons behind the central actions of Christian worship. Each of these is examined from biblical, historical, and theological perspectives so that a broad, in-depth understanding is given. The author forthrightly explores the difficulties and questions that pertain to the various acts of worship. Readers will appreciate how he begins each chapter by drawing a comparison with an action in everyday life. Accessible, concise, and thoughtful, Twelve Whys of Worship will be a helpful guide for pastors and lay leaders who are serious about worship.

Twelve Whys of Worship

Author:
Jeffrey Truscott

Pages:
168

Publication Year:
2018

ISBN:
978-981-48-0722-7

Price:
$20.00

Contents

Written by a scholar with years of experience in teaching and pastoral ministry, Twelve Whys of Worship by Jeffrey Truscott explores the reasons behind the central actions of Christian worship. Each of these is examined from biblical, historical, and theological perspectives so that a broad, in-depth understanding is given. The author forthrightly explores the difficulties and questions that pertain to the various acts of worship. Readers will appreciate how he begins each chapter by drawing a comparison with an action in everyday life. Accessible, concise, and thoughtful, Twelve Whys of Worship will be a helpful guide for pastors and lay leaders who are serious about worship.

At the Crossroads: The History of Trinity Theological College

Trinity Theological College (2006)

Old Price:
$30.00

Price:
$25.00 (You save $5.00!)

Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Trinity Anthem

Part One The Beginning of Theological Education

Chapter 1 The Prologue to Trinity 1819-1941

Part Two The Formative Years

Chapter 2 The Founding of Trinity College 1942-1949

Chapter 3 A Time to Build 1950-1959

Chapter 4 Laying the Foundation 1960-1969

Part Three Developing an Asian Identity

Chapter 5 Creating an Indigenous and Asian College 1970-1979

Chapter 6 Towards the New Millennium 1980-2000

Chapter 7 Moving to A New Home and Setting New Sights

Chronology of Significant Events

Appendices

Index

Faithful to The End: The Message of Daniel for Life in the Real World

Author:
Gordon Wong

Pages:
223

Publication Year:
2006

ISBN:
978-981-4138-72-7

Price:
$15.00

Description

The Book of Daniel conveys a serious and relevant message for adults living in the harsh realities of the ancient world and ours. Written in a conversational yet masterly style, Rev Dr Gordon Wong unravels the powerful message of Daniel to help readers apply it to contemporary challenges of today. Pastors, preachers, and everyone who is interested in the pastoral significance and relevance of Daniel will find Faithful to the End penetrating, practical and profoundly encouraging.

I, Daniel

Author:
Gordon Wong

Publication Year:
2007

Price:
$2.00

Synopsis

A snappy introduction and a teaser to entice you into the world of Daniel.

Foolish Leaders and the Will of YHWH: Editorial Effects in Isaiah 19

Author:
Gordon Wong

Price:
$30.00 (sold out)

Road to Peace: Pastoral Reflections on Isaiah 1-12

Author:
Wong, Gordon

Publication Year:
2009

Price:
$18.00

Synopsis

We live in tumultuous times. There is unrest, violence and turmoil all over the world. When will peace and order ever reign? In The Road to Peace, Rev Dr Gordon Wong brings a message of hope and encouragement by expounding on the core truths and the relevance of Isaiah 1-12 in these treacherous times.

CSCA Publications (English)

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 11.3 (Dec 2008) – Hidden People

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

Price:
$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

Towards Blurring and Redrawing the Boundaries of Marginalised Communities – Mrs Kimhong Hazra

Building Communities. Bringing Healing. Inspiring Hope. Reflecting on Healthserve’s Journey with Migrant Workers in Singapore – Mr Peter C. Y. Hsu

Loving Strangers: Practising Hospitality as a Community – Mr Ivan Tan

Intrigue, Interaction, and Integration: Walking with Same Sex Attraction (SSA) Persons – Ms Annie Lee

Women and Children: Community of the Marginalised in HIV/AIDS Response – Rev Kuzipa Nalwamba

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 12.1 (Apr 2009) – Faith in the Public Square

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

Price:
$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

The Prophetic Role of Christians in Society: Some Reflections – Dr Vinoth Ramachandra

Is the Public Square Naked? – Mr Richard Magnus

Christianity’s Forgotten Impact – Dr Roland Chia

Social Holiness: A Wesleyan Faith in the Public Square – Rev Dr Daniel K. S. Koh

“Value Creation”: A Practical Theology for the Marketplace – Mr Benjamin Pwee

Good Company: Journeying Home with the Last and the Least – Ms Melissa Aratani Kwee

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 12.2 (Aug 2009) – Money Matters

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

Price:
$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

God and Money – Dr Roland Chia

Thoughts on the Financial Crisis – Dr Nishan de Mel

Transformational Business: Key Principles in Social and Micro Enterprise Development – Mr Timothy Goh

When More is Still Less: Greed, Idolatry and Contentment – Dr Mark L. Y. Chan

Building Lives for Christ, Blessing Lives in Our Community – Rev Colin Chia

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 12.3 (Dec 2009) – Marriage and Society

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

Price:
$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

Marriage: A Biblical and Theological Perspective – Rev Dr Bernard Low

“To Have and To Hold”: Theological and Legal Perspectives on Marriage and Family – Dr Kwa Kiem Kiok

Why Children Need Moms and Dads Who Are Married to Each Other – Dr Eliza Lian-Ding

What Happens to the Children When Parents Divorce? – Ms Sophia Ang

Good News for Marriages and Families in Singapore – Rev Bernard Chao

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 13.1 (Apr 2010) – Pop Culture

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

Price:
$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

Food for Thought: Contentment and Community in an Age of Consumerism – Dr Andrew Peh

Music Matters: Pop, Faith and the Human Condition – Mr Joshua Ang

Children of the Night: Art-Horror and Modern Culture – Dr Roland Chia

Theology and the Theatre – Ms Lucilla Teoh

Our Cultural Mandate – Rev Dr Kong Hee

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 13.2 (Aug 2010) – Pluralism

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

Price:
$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

An Interfaith Reading of the Parable of the Good Samaritian: Can John Wesley provide us with some insights? – Rev Malcolm Tan

Loving our Enemies in a Multi-Ethnic and Multi-Religious Society – Dr Craig A. Smith

Christian Responses to Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of Christianity – Dr John Azumah

The Myth of Liberal and Communitarian Neutrality: Church and State in America and Singapore – Mr Nick Chui Yongtai

Credible Witness and Political Correctness – Ms I’Ching Thomas

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 13.3 (Dec 2010) – Identity

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

Price:
$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

The Christian Identity: A Theological Perspective – Rev Dr Simon Chan

Tangled Memories: Post-Colonial Reflections of a Christian Expatriate in Indonesia – Dr Bernard Adeney-Risakota

Digital Identity: Christians in Cyberspace – Mr Alistair Chew

Loosing the Gordian Knot of Identity – Ms Dawn Yip

Who am I? Search for Identity – A Personal Pilgrimage – Dr Peggy Yeo

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 14.1 (Apr 2011) – Digital Technology

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

Price:
$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

Defining the Digital Age: Hitting the Heart of the Haunting – Dr Tan Kim Huat

Pastoral Responses to the Dark and Fascinating World of the iPod Generation – Dr Calvin Chong

Religious Sensitivity, Radicalisation and the Internet – Dr Ang Peng Hwa

Straddling Two Worlds: An Examination of the Self in the Virtual World – Ms Dan Yoke Chin

The Church Ministry in a Digital Age – Rev Terry Wong

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 14.2 (Aug 2011) – Arts & Culture

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

Price:
$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

Sounding the Depths: Towards a Theology of Art – Dr Roland Chia

Arts in Culture, Culure in Arts: A Christian Perspective – Dr Mark L. Y. Chan

Christian Visual Culture in Singaporean Chinese Wedding – Dr Terence Heng

Music as a Mirror of Culture – Dr Evelyn Lim

Reflections on Chinese New Year from the Perspective of the Lutherance World Federation Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culutre – Rev Dr Jeffrey Truscott

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 14.3 (Dec 2011) – Violence

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

Price:
$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

Violence in the Bible – Dr Philip E. Satterthwaite

Just War Tradition: Violence and Violation – Rev Dr Daniel Koh Kah Soon

Youth Violence – Dr Vivien S. Huan

Secular Tolerance and Religion: A Postcolonial Critique – Dr Vinoth Ramachandra

Postcards from the Edge: Empowering Women and Children Through Narrative Therapy – Ms Esther Tzer Wong

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 15.2 (Aug 2012) – Science

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

Price:
$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

Science and the Christian Faith – Dr Roland Chia

Science and Technology – Mr L. T. Jeyachandran

Christ and His Cosmological Gospel: Implications for Science and Technology – Dr Chew Wee

Galileo’s Trial on Trial: From Teleological Science to Mathematical Empirical Science – Dr Ng Kam Weng

A Scientific Spotlight on Naturalism – Dr Perry M. Chan

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 15.3 (Dec 2012) – The Demonic and Culture

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

Price:
$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

Puritan Demonology in the Culture of “the Godly” Edwin E. M. Tay

“Both Villain and Victim”: Our Relationship and Response to Sin, and Its Overcoming Dr Leow Theng Huat

Psychological Aspects of Demon Possession and their Pastoral Implications Dr Robert M. Solomon

The Demonic in Culture as a Missiological Problem Dr Robert Hunt

Beyond Demonising Religions: A Biblical Framework for Interfaith Relations in Asia Dr Tan Kang San

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 16.3 (Dec 2013) – Health and Wellness

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

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$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

Healing in the Gospels and in Our World Today – Oh Boon Leong

Meditation and Mind-Body Therapy: Health and higher Reality – Ng Kam Weng

A Critique of the Practice of Inner Healing – Joseph John

The Dangers of Overstressing on Healing in Japan – Reginald Alva SVD

Caring for God’s Holy Temple: A Christian’s Perspective on Public Health –Philip Lee Hin Peng

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 16.1 (Apr 2013) – Religion in Society

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

Price:
$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

Religion and Politics in Singapore: A Christian Reflection Dr Roland Chia

Church and Nation: Belonging and Relating Dr Nishan de Mel

Whither Christians in Civil Society in Singapore? Dr Kwa Kiem Kiok

“Being” as Dialogue: Exploring Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations in India Dr Sebastian Madathummuriyil

No Foreigner too Foreign: Reconciling the Alien through the Cross of Christ Mr Benjamin Ho

Church and Society in Asia Today;
Vol 16.2 (Aug 2013) – Education

Editor:
Mark L.Y. Chan

Price:
$5.00

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue

Re-visioning the Public Character of Christian Education Rev Dr Lim Teck Peng

The Task of Character Formation: The Wisdom Books of the Old Testament Rev Dr Anthony Loke

Education in Society and Church: Some Radical and Critical Thoughts? Dr Tan Jing Hee

Rethinking How We Teach the Bible in Church Dr Tee Meng Yew & Rev Dr Lim Kar Yong

Vocational Training for Life: A Journey of Love and Joy Ms Maggie Ting

Christian Mission and the Test of Discipleship: The Princeton Lectures, 1970

(CSCA Christianity in Southeast Asia Series No. 4)

Author:
Shoki Coe

Editor:
Michael Poon

Pages:
73

Publication Year:
2012

ISBN:
978-981-07-1068-2

Price:
$15.00

Description

Shoki Coe’s lectures on mission, published here for the first time since it was delivered in Princeton Theological Seminary in 1970, introduce a new generation of Asian Christians to Shoki Coe, the father of contextualizing theology. Coe delivered his Students’ Lectures on Mission at a critical turning point in his intellectual development and in the turbulent nation-building history in Asia.

The three lectures, “Text and Context in Missions,” “Missio Dei” and “Christian Mission in the Context of Asian Nation Building,” transcribed and edited here, underline the key role that the Asia Pacific plays in world Christianity. They also shed light to Coe’s train of thoughts that led to the birth of contextualising theology.

To place Coe’s lectures within the wider canvass of Asian theological development, this book includes one of Coe’s most important essays “My Political Involvement,” a tribute by the leading Asian ethnomusicologist Loh I-to, and Michael Poon’s introductory essay on “Shoki Coe and the Rise of Asia Pacific Christianity.”

“The present crisis in mission is due largely to the fact that we have come to the end of an era and the beginning of another, in the history of both of the church and of the world. It is at this critical point of transition that the question of self-identity and self-identification, the question of faithfulness and the question of relevance of missions have to be raised.”

– Shoki Coe

Contents

Foreword: My Memory of Dr Shoki Coe – Loh I-to
Introduction: Confessing the Faith in Asia Today: Shoki Coe and the Rise of Asia Pacific Christianity – Michael Poon
Text and Context in Missions
Missio Dei
Christian Mission in the Context of Asian Nation Building
My Political Involvement

A Study of Thaumaturgical Movement in Singapore: The Christian Charismatic Renewal

(CSCA Historical Reprints Series No. 3)

Author:
Lana Yiu-Lan Khong

Editor:
Michael Poon

Pages:
81

Publication Year:
2012

ISBN:
978-981-07-3238-7

Price:
$10.00

Contents

Foreword by Michael Poon
A Note on Thaumaturgical Movement
Introduction

Part One: Origins of the Charismatic Renewal Movement
Chapter 1 In the United States
Chapter 2 In Singapore

Part Two: People in Renewal
Chapter 3 Movement Organisation
Chapter 4 Individuals and Groups

Part Three: Comparison and Conclusion
Chapter 5 The Movement Abroad: Eastern Europe and Africa
Chapter 6 Conclusion

Appendix
Bibliography

What Young Asian Theologians Are Thinking

(CSCA Christianity in Southeast Asia Series No. 7)

Editor:
Leow Theng Huat

Publication Year:
2014

Price:
$15.00

Description

It is not always easy to discover exactly what young Asian theologians are thinking (to paraphrase Douglas J. Elwood). Overwhelmed with commitments, young theologians find it difficult to pursue their research interests. This book is the result of an invitation to a few young theologians to pause and reflect upon the key theological issues they are concerned with in their respective contexts.

The nine articles cover a broad range of topics. The first section (“Text and Context”) focus on specific portions of the Biblical text and how they speak to various parts of Asia. The second, entitled “Theology in Context”, propose ways of meaningfully engaging the Christian faith with the contributors’ own contexts in China, Hong Kong and Thailand. The final three articles “On Terminology and Methodology” deal with basic issues of how we should explicate key concepts and undertake the theological task. The last portion contains three responses from senior scholars.

In Search for Asian Sounds and Symbols in Worship

(CSCA Christianity in Southeast Asia Series No. 5)

Author:
Loh I-to

Editor:
Michael Poon

Pages:
258

Publication Year:
2012

ISBN:
978-981-07-1069-9

Price:
$25.00

Description

This volume of collected essays by Professor Loh I-to, the foremost Asian church musician and ethnomusicologist, introduces a new generation of Christians in Asia and beyond the theological vision and issues of contextualisation of Asian liturgy and music. The essays, edited and introduced by Michael Poon, span over 25 years of research, music composition, and teaching. The book also includes a foreword by Lo Lung Kwong and an interpretative essay by Lim Swee Hong. It makes an ideal textbook for seminary courses on Asian church music and theological contextualisation.

Professor Loh I-to’s pioneering work in promoting church music and Asian theology with local cultural resources that can be distinctly identified as ‘truly Asia’ deserves our highest applause and respect.

Thu En Yu (Principal of Sabah Theological Seminary, Malaysia)

For many in the global ecumenical family Professor Loh I-to represents one of most outstanding promoters of Asian church music today.

Dietrich Werner (Programme Coordinator ETE/World Council of Churches)

What would the world church be like if Asian Christian found their voice? I-to Loh has given us a sense of the musical richness of the diverse cultures that make up the largest and most complex continent on the globe.

C. Michael Hawn (D.M.A. University Distinguished Professor of Church Music, Director, Sacred Music Program)

Contents

Foreword by Lo Lung Kwong
Introduction Loh I-to as Bridge-Builder: Communication and Communion in the Asia Pacific – Michael Poon
Preface
Pilgrimage in Contextualisation
Toward Contextualisation of Church Music in Asia
Revisiting Ways of Contextualisation of Church Music in Asia
Contextualisation of Asian Liturgy and Music: From AILM to Global Contexts. A Personal Recollection, Reflection and Vision
Approaches to Contextualisation of Church Music: With Special Reference to “Welcoming Another Year with The Spring Breezes”
Quest for Asian Sounds and Symbols in Worship
Worshipping through Incarnational Music: My Mission
Contemporary Issues in Inculturation
Asian Symbols and Symbolic Acts
A Glimpse at Multipart Practices in Traditional Asian Music
Sign Posts
Contributions of ‘Asian’ Traditions to The Presbyterian New Hymnal, USA (1990)
A Survey of Texts and Musical Styles in Sound The Bamboo (2000) The Significance of Seng-Si 2009: The New Hymnal of The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan
Loh I-to and His Work
I-to Loh: Life and Influences– Lim Swee Hong
Published Works of Loh I-to
Bibliography

Courage, Collaboration, and the Common Good: Reflections by Asian Women Theologians

(CSCA Occasional Papers Series No. 11)

Author:
Maggie Low

Pages:
96

Weight:
177g

Publication Year:
2014

ISBN:
978-981-07-9905-2

Price:
$10.00

Description

This volume of essays by eight Asian women theologians reflect on the role of women in the Asian Church. The writers offer biblical, theological, and practical ways in which women and men can work courageously together for the common good of the Church, family, and society. These essays from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore seek to contextualize Western feminist theology for the Asian context so that there can be a paradigm shift from patriarchy to partnership.

The Quest for Covenant Community and Pluralist Democracy in an Islamic Context

(CSCA Lecture Series No. 1)

Author:
Ng Kam Weng

Editor:
Mark Chan

Pages:
146

Publication Year:
2008

ISBN:
978-981-4222-81-5

Price:
$15.00

Description

The main body of this volume comprises three essays by Ng Kam Weng, which were presented originally as the 2006 Annual Lectures of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia (CSCA), the mission research arm of Trinity Theological College, Singapore. They explore the possibility of democratic pluralism from within the predominantly Islamic context of Malaysia, and propose the concept of Covenant as a promising basis for collaboration between Christianity and Islam. Interacting with a broad spectrum of socio-political thinkers, these lectures probe the dynamics of democratic deliberation and point to resources from within the two faith traditions that can contribute to building the common life based on covenant community and social solidarity.

Responses from Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi’, Robert A. Hunt and Peter G. Riddell, three international scholars who have contributed significantly to fostering greater understanding between Christianity and Islam, are included.

Contents

Pluralist Democracy and Spheres of Justice: The Quest for ‘Complex Equality’ in an Islamic Context
Religious Dialogue and Democratic Deliberation
Religion and Moral Citizenry: Whose Morality? What Law? Which Moral Community?
A Response by Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘
A Response by Robert A. Hunt
A Response by Peter G. Riddell

Religion and Governance for Social Harmony in Singapore: A Christian Reflection

(CSCA Occasional Papers Series No. 10)

Author:
Poon, Michael Nai-Chiu

Pages:
28

Publication Year:
2012

ISBN:
978-981-07-3523-4

Price:
$5.00

Description

How is the Singaporean society possible? This is a key question
Singaporeans – new and old – need to face together, for the sake of
their common home and nation.
This essay is published here to encourage Christians to think more
deeply of their social and political responsibilities, to be more morally
alert, and to discover fresh and courageous ways that their faith can
contribute to a compassionate, generous, just, and flourishing society.

Contents

1. Preface
2. Religion and Governance for Social Harmony in Singapore
3. Epilogue: A Common Word for the Common Good
4. Bibliography

John Sung in Indonesia

(CSCA Historical Reprints Series No. 2)

Author:
Hendrik Kraemer and
Cornelia Baarbé

Translated by:
Francisca F. Ireland-Verwoerd

Editor:
Poon, Michael Nai-Chiu

Pages:
61

Publication Year:
2011

ISBN:
978-981-08-9880-9

Price:
$10.00

Description

Introduction
Part One: Hendrik Kraemer on John Sung
Part Two: Cornelia Baarbé on John Sung

The Clock Tower Story: The Beginnings of Charismatic Renewals in Singapore

(Revised Edition 2012) (CSCA Occasional Papers Series No. 8)

Editors:
Poon, Michael Nai-Chiu and
Malcolm Tan

Pages:
83

Publication Year:
2012

ISBN:
978-981-07-1077-4

Price:
$10.00

Description

The outpouring of the Spirit on some Anglo-Chinese School students in 1972 was the beginning of the charismatic movement in Singapore. It was arguably an unexpected and inexpressible gift from God to the newly independent nation. The details were however largely blurred, ignored, or forgotten by the close of that decade. What happened became part of the suppressed memory in Singapore’s church history. This book, drawn largely from the testimonies of the key participants, aims to redress this neglect. CSCA publishes this revised and expanded edition to mark the 40th anniversary of the event, which many refer to as “the Clock Tower Revival.”

“Father here I am. I just want to be the channel that you can use to ignite the revival that will not only spread across Singapore but will spread out to the rest of the world. And the world will come to know the glory, the majesty and the power of your name. And the free flow of your Holy Spirit will demonstrate to the world the power of a living Christ. Thank you, Father; thank you, Father; thank you, Father.”

– Hugh Baker, Singapore Evangelism Centre, 1970s

Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
Introduction The Clock Tower Story: An Inconvenient Truth, An Inexpressible Gift – Michael Poon
The Clock Tower Story
About the ACS Old Boys’ Association Christian Fellowship – Keith Chua
Introduction to the Presentations – Malcolm Tan
The Preceding Prayer and Personal Evangelism Movement – Noel Goh
The Beginning of the Clock Tower Story – ACS Saint John’s Ambulance Christian Fellowship Camp
Tan Khian Seng
Chang Teck Nee
The ACS (afternoon session) Christian Fellowship – Malcolm Tan
The ACS Pre-University Christian Fellowship
Tan Khong Chew
Norman Wong
Melvin Huang
Beyond ACS
Hugh Baker
James Wong
Appendices
Appendix 1 Timeline
Appendix 2 The Straits Times Reports, November 1972
Appendix 3 The ACS Pre-University Christian Class Cell Group, 1972
Appendix 4 Renewals in Wesley Methodist Church in the 1970s
Appendix 5 Spread of Renewal to Saint Andrew’s School
Appendix 6 Bishop Chiu Ban It’s Testimony
Appendix 7 From ACS to Jedburgh Gardens
Appendix 8 Map of ACS and Its Surroundings
Appendix 9 Programme of the ACS OBA Christian Fellowship Thanksgiving Service (21 May 1999)
Appendix 10 About the Participants at the ACS Clock Tower Story Thanksgiving Service, 21 May 1999

Engaging Society: The Christian in Tomorrow’s Singapore

(CSCA Christianity in Southeast Asia Series No. 6)

Editor:
Poon, Michael Nai-Chiu

Pages:
165

Publication Year:
2013

ISBN:
978-981-07-6343-5

Price:
$15.00

Description

This collection of essays by eleven social scientists, theologians and pastors aims to help Christians think about their public witness and social responsibility in Singapore. The book is written amid huge anxiety on priorities and direction, as the intense public discussion on the 2013 Population White Paper “A Sustainable Population for a Dynamic Singapore” highlights. Two central and complementary questions stand out amid the various pressing issues: How can Singapore ensure continuing success and survival in a globalising and intensely competitive setting? And for Christians, what particular insight can they contribute toward public discussion on Singapore’s future?

From the Foreword
The volume intends to nudge Christians to think about their social responsibility in a changing world. . . . If this volume stimulates some thinking, and better yet, positive engagement on the part of the faithful with Singapore society and community, then it would have done its part in making Singapore a better place: a more liveable city and a more humane society. — Lily Kong, Professor, National University of Singapore

From the Preface
What will the future be like and how will it impact the Christian is a pressing question that calls for deep reflection. . . . Can our Christian outlook stand up to the threats of modern secular culture? These are some of the deeper questions we must face now so that we can better prepare our future generations. . . . I hope this book will spark off a series of serious Christian reflection on more specific issues facing the Church of the future. — Tan Gee Paw, Chair, Public Utilities Board, Singapore

Cover illustration
The red and white colours embody Singapore’s values: universal brotherhood and equality of man; pervading and everlasting purity and virtue. The lyrics express the Church’s mission of love and service: “O Lord, that they may live” (John 10:10). They are from the episcopal anthem composed by Archbishop William Goh and Sir Dr Peter Low on the archbishop’s episcopal ordination on 22 February 2013, and are reproduced by permission.

Contents

Foreword: Lily Kong

Contributors

Preface: Tan Gee Paw

Introduction Engaging Society: The Christian in Tomorrow’s Singapore – Michael Poon

Part I: Singapore connecting – Global, national and communal
Chapter 1 Cultural Icons, Global City and National Identity – Lily Kong
Chapter 2 Migration and ‘Divercities’: Challenges and Possibilities in Global-City Singapore – Brenda S. A. Yeoh and Theodora Lam

Part II: Resourcing the Christian mind
Chapter 3 Catholic Social Teaching: Abiding Yet Progressive – Kenson Koh
Chapter 4 Narcissistic Spirituality and Its Impact on Christian Public Engagement – Mark Chan
Chapter 5 The Church in Singapore and the Judgement of God – Leow Theng Huat

Part III: Engaging society
Chapter 6 Middle Axioms and Social Engagement in a Plural Society – Daniel Koh
Chapter 7 Christian Witness in the Public Square: Retrospection and Prospection – Roland Chia

Next steps
Chapter 8 Our Pledge: Let Hope and Charity Flourish in this Land – Ngoei Foong Nghian
Afterword: “That they may live” – Michael Poon
Appendix For Further Reading

Endorsement
This book is remarkable – it shows vital and meaningful ways in which Christians can serve Christ by helping to build a nation that is not only prepared for tomorrow but outlasts tomorrow because of its sound and enduring values. This book fleshes out the call. I highly commend it! — Rennis Ponniah, Bishop, Diocese of Singapore

Two thumbs up for this book. It is relevant, thought-provoking and challenges us to think about our roles and responsibilities to our nation. –Terry Kee, Bishop, Lutheran Church in Singapore

This publication is long overdue. Christians in Singapore have long been actively engaging various communities through practical deeds. Moving forward, we need to explore holistically our contribution to the larger society. This book is a pull in the right direction. — Wee Boon Hup, Bishop, The Methodist Church in Singapore

Like Jesus, who came that people might have life and have it to the full, the Church needs to connect with people and be a blessing to them. The authors of this book encourage us to do just that. They challenge us to reflect on biblical truths that should shape how we think and act in a fast evolving society. — Leow Khee Fatt, Moderator, The Presbyterian Church in Singapore

This is a badly needed book. At a time when Singaporeans are pondering on the direction the nation should take, this book encourages Christians to think through their social responsibility. These articles by leading churchmen, academics and pastors should stir our hearts, inform our minds and motivate us to move forward, together with others, to a better Singapore. — Bobby E.K. Sng, former president of the Bible Society of Singapore

Mission, Memory and Communion: Documenting World Christianity in the Twenty-First Century

Editors:
Poon, Michael Nai-Chiu,
Marek A. Rostkowski, OMI and
John Roxborogh

Pages:
214

Publication Year:
2013

ISBN:
978-981-07-4943-9

Price:
$20.00

Description

This book, written by fifteen key interpreters of present-day Christianity from a wide spectrum of tradition, professional training and experience across the globe, examines documenting Christianity as academic discipline and practice at the beginning of the third millennium.

Editors
Michael Poon is the director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia, Trinity Theological College, Singapore. Marek A. Rostkowski, OMI, is the director of the Pontifical University Urbaniana Library, Rome. They co-chair the DABOH Study Group, International Association for Mission Studies. John Roxborogh is an honorary fellow of CSCA, Trinity Theological College. He chaired DABOH from 1992 to 2005.

Contents

Foreword – Gerald H. Anderson

Introduction – Revisiting the Structural Problems in Mission Studies in a Globalising Age – Michael Poon, Marek A. Rostkowski, and John Roxborogh

Part One: Theological locus of archives

1. Documentation for a New Millennium of Mission– Heinz Hunke

2. Revisiting Heinz Hunke’s Documentation for a New Millennium of Mission – Andrew F. Walls

3. Ecclesiastical Archives and the Memory of God’s People – Michael John Zielinski

Part Two: Documentation for mission

4. Drawing on the Intellectual Heritage of the Past for the Theological Task of the Present – Kwame Bediako

5. Documentation, Social Tradition, and the Rise of Asian Pacific Christianity – Michael Poon

6. New Digital Media, Dislocation, Documentation and the Study of Mission – John Roxborogh

7. Measuring and Documenting Persecution of Christians: A Case Study of the World Watch List – Christof Sauer

8. Preserving the Memory(ies) of the Ecumenical Movement – Dietrich Werner

Part Three: To all peoples, from all peoples, for all peoples

9. The Contribution of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the Beginning and Development of the Missionary Bibliography – Marek A. Rostkowski

10. “Always remember these things”: The Billy Graham Center Archives and the Documentation of Christian Witness – Bob Shuster

11. Missiology in Poland – Wojciech Kluj

12. Bridging the Gap: The Role of Libraries and Archives in Mission Studies in East Africa– Ephraim Mudave

13. The Akrofi–Christaller Institute of Theology and the Documentation of Church Life in Ghana– Korklu A. Laryea

14. Recovering the Memory of a World War I Protestant Mission in Belgium: The British and Allied Evangelistic Campaign and the origins of the Belgian Gospel Mission – Aaldert Prins

15. The Story of Documentation, Archives and Bibliography –John Roxborogh

Afterword – Caritas in Veritate – Documenting Christianity in the Present Time – Michael Poon and Marek A. Rostkowski

Appendix – List of Papers presented at the Rome 2002, Balaton 2008 and Toronto 2012 Conferences

Endorsement
Behind this collection lie probing questions about how ‘World Christianity’ may be classified. Is the term simply another way of describing Christianity today, or is the term a product of the deep binaries resulting from the decolonization model? Are the challenges of documentation merely technical or are they profoundly theological? I cannot commend this thoughtful and crucial collection too highly. – IAIN R. TORRANCE, President, Princeton Theological Seminary

Documentation is a practice that is crucial to any kind of research. Conceptualizing documentation itself is a theme that underlies this book. By entering into the theological foundations of “documenting world Christianity in the 21st century,” this work offers a perspective that is positive, confident and profound, especially in regard to a subject that is pivotal to missiology and to the whole of Christian theology as well. – ADAM WOLANIN, SJ, Full Professor, Faculty of Missiology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

This book gives an excellent introduction to the challenges and prospects of documenting missionary experiences. The rich encounter between the Gospel, its heralds and hearers in different cultures and nations for the past 2,000 years can easily be lost and forgotten. This book highlights the needs and challenges of collecting missionary experiences from all over the world in the present time. – JAROSŁAW RÓŻAŃSKI, OMI, Professor and Head of Missiology, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw

There is a great deal of serious and technical content in this book for historical and missiological scholars. But the specifics are connected to the depths of reflection on memory, and hence ecclesial identity. I recommend the book to a wider audience. – GEORGE SUMNER, Principal, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto

This book is a guide and an inspiration for all interested in World Christianity. Its contributors ably demonstrate the variety of documentation and methods of collection and call persuasively for a sharing of memories and interpretations across the globe. – EMMA WILD-WOOD, Director, Henry Martyn Centre, Cambridge

Documentation may sound a largely technical matter, a concern principally for the librarians and archivists who service academic studies. This book shows how crucial it is, not just to scholarship, but to the life and mission of the Church throughout the world. It is stuffed full of good things. Some of them are richly suggestive theologically; some are revealing in surprising ways about Christian history, thought and life, not least in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Some are not just powerful but potentially explosive in their implications, especially if we neglect their message. It is a book not merely for specialists, but for all who care about Christian mission. – ANDREW F. WALLS, Professor, University of Edinburgh, Liverpool Hope University and Akrofi-Christaller Institute, Ghana

Handbook of Popular Spiritual Movements in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia

Editors:
Poon, Michael Nai-Chiu and
John Roxborogh

Pages:
400

Publication Year:
2015

ISBN:
978-981-09-6496-2

Price:
$80.00

Description

The Handbook of Popular Spiritual Movements in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia provides a reference for interpreting contemporary Christian life and practice through the contributions of over forty local and international theologians, historians, theological educators, social scientists, artists, composers and pastors. Their interpretative essays, case studies and examples of image and music for worship, help us sense and understand the evolving movements of aspiration, thought and practice that are shaping present-day Christianity in Asia.

Contents

Foreword by Andrew F. Walls
Foreword by Lo Lung-Kwong
Preface: A Spiritual Exercise of Finding God in All Things
Timeline: Spiritual Movements in the Midst of Cultural and Political Change

INTRODUCTION: REVIEWING AND REIMAGINING THE RECENT PAST
Methodology, Sources and Guiding Principles
Conceptualising Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia
Southeast Asia’s Quest for a Confident Identity in the Late Twentieth Century
Contextualising Theology in Asia: Forty Years Onward
Interpreting Divine Acts

PART I: CURRENTS AND CONTEXTS

Folk Christianity, Pentecostalism and Primal Spirituality
Migration
Primal Spirituality, Religion and Islamisation
Nation Making, Globalisation, and the Church in Southeast Asia

PART II: STUDIES OF GRASSROOTS CHRISTIANITY
Indigenous Senoi Christianity: A Preliminary Investigation
Ethnicity and Religion on the Margins: Working-Class Telegu Adventist Christians in Urban Malaysia
Chinese Methodists in Malaysia: A Typology of Mission and Migration
Finding a Home: John Sung’s Evangelistic Bands as the Location for a New Female Identity
The LoveSingapore Movement
The Brothers I Have Never Known: New Immigrants Meeting Old-Timer Immigrants in Singaporean Churches
Christian Identity and Religious Pluralism in the Aftermath of Religious Communal Violence in Indonesia
Chrisians and Muslims in South Sulawesi: A Story of the Seko Community

PART III: IMAGES OF FAITH: A VISUAL JOURNEY
Images of Faith

PART IV: SOUNDS OF LAND AND SEA: THE MUSIC OF WORSHIP
Re-Imagination and Transformation
Sounds of Land and Sea: Hymns and Commentary

LOOKING FORWARD
Memory, Identity and Social Vision: The Theological Nature of Southeast Asian Christianity
Passing Around and Handing Down: Love and Service for God’s Kingdom

Church and Mission in the New Asia: New Gods, New Identities

(CSCA Lecture Series No. 2)

Author:
Vinoth Ramachandra

Editor:
Kimhong Hazra

Pages:
106

Publication Year:
2009

ISBN:
978-981-4222-99-0

Price:
$15.00

Description

Many parts of Asia are being rapidly transformed by new technologies, unequal wealth creation and the emergence of religious radicalism. Individual lives and whole societies are being re-configured around new gods and identities. What does following Jesus as Lord mean in such changing contexts? If Christian witness is to be truly Christian, and not a bearer of false gods, our pragmatism and activism need to be shaped by prophetic discernment and godly wisdom.

In three public lectures under the CSCA Annual Lecture Series 2007, Vinoth Ramachandra explores the historical, sociological and technological landscape of Asian cities. He critiques how these social realities are shaping Asian identities and discusses their implications for Church and Mission in Asia today. The discussion begun in these lectures has been expanded to include alternative perspectives in responses from Simon Chan of Singapore, Melba Maggay of the Philippines, and Martin Sinaga of Indonesia. In addition, there is an author’s rejoinder to these responses. The conversation initiated among the four scholars signals the value of ongoing dialogue among Asian churches towards inculcating faithfulness to our common missional task.

Contents

The Postcolonial: Confronting our “Blind-Spots”
The Postmodern: Shopping for Identities
The Posthuman: Technology as Salvation
A Response by Simon Chan
A Response by Melba Padilla Maggay
A Response by Martin Lukito Sinaga
A Rejoinder by Vinoth Ramachandra

Understanding Christian Revivals

(CSCA Lecture Series No. 4)

Authors:
Robert M. Solomon,
with responses from Malcolm Tan and Patrick Fung

Editor:
Michael Poon

Pages:
112

Publication Year:
2012

ISBN:
978-981-07-1446-8

Price:
$15.00

Description

Bishop Robert Solomon’s book offers a concise and highly readable introduction to the nature and theology of revival. Bishop Solomon is keenly aware of the concerns of ordinary church-goers over the baffling aspects of revivals. He anticipates some of their frequently asked questions and addresses them with pastoral sensitivity. I recommend it especially to anyone seeking spiritual guidance in discerning between genuine and questionable revivals.

SIMON CHAN (Earnest Lau Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Theological College, Singapore)

The sacred topic of revival has suffered from bad press recently through controversies of what constitutes a legitimate revival. This book addresses this need by combining careful scholarship with biblical evidence and by illustrating the principles gleaned with inspiring stories of Asian revivals. I am motivated afresh to pray yearningly for revival.

AJITH FERNANDO (Teaching Director, Youth for Christ Sri Lanka)

The Methodist Bishop has spanned denominations, continents, time, and academic disciplines to provide a lucid and literary foray into the complex topic of Christian revival. His discussion of intercontinental connections of revivals in the early 20th century is illuminating for our contemporary church which is too often bound by cultural and regional limitations. I commend this to church leaders in both Asia and the West.

SCOTT SUNQUIST (Professor of World Christianity, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)

Contents

Introduction: Christian Revivals and the Re-Imagining of Time and Space – Michael Poon
A Science of Revivals? Issues in the Study of Revivals
The Signs of Revival: What Would Revival Look Like Today?
Revivals in Asia at the Beginning of the 20th Century
A Response from Malcolm Tan
A Response from Patrick Fung
A Rejoinder – Robert Solomon
Bibliography

Iban Anglicans: The Anglican Mission in Sarawak 1848-1968

(CSCA Monographs Series No. 3)

Author:
Peter Varney

Series Editor:
John Roxborogh

Pages:
xvi + 252

Publication Year:
2013

ISBN:
978-981-07-4141-9

Price:
$30.00

Description

This book tells a fascinating story of encounter between Christianity and the Iban of Sarawak, who are now one of the most Christianised peoples in Asia. Peter Varney meticulously charts Iban responses to Christianity during Brooke and colonial rule from 1848 to 1968 showing how local catechists and teachers played a central role in bringing Christianity to their own people. The story of how faith and culture engage each other will be of huge interest to Southeast Asian Christians, and to academics in historical and social science disciplines.

About the Author

The Revd. Peter Varney is a fellow of the Borneo Research Council, chairman of the Borneo Mission Association and a research associate in the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia. His interest in the Iban began in 1958 when he was posted to Borneo during Royal Air Force National Service. In 1967 he began field work at Betong, focussing on Anglican work with the Iban, and visiting all the Anglican parishes in Sarawak. His recent research on Iban Anglicans examines burial rites and eschatological beliefs in urban Kuching, including issues of religious accommodation, urbanisation and globalisation.

Contents

CSCA Monograph Series
Map: The First and Second Divisions of Sarawak in 1968
Foreword
Preface
About the Author
Acknowledgement
Introduction
Abbreviations

Chapter 1 Contexts of Mission: The Worlds of the Iban and Empire
Chapter 2 The Foundations of Anglican Work in Sarawak: 1848–1855
Chapter 3 “Rebels,” “Pirates” and the Opening of Work with the Iban: 1856–1869 4
Chapter 4 Understanding the Iban World: 1870–1908
Chapter 5 The Iban Response to the Introduction of Ritualism: 1909–1931
Chapter 6 Consolidation and Occupation: 1932–1948
Chapter 7 Creating New Identities: 1949–1968
Chapter 8 The Emergence of Iban Christianity: 1968–2011

Appendix 1: Glossary
Appendix 2: People
Appendix 3: Places
Appendix 4: Chronology
Archival Sources
Bibliography
Other Titles in the CSCA Monograph Series

Endorsement

When Francis McDougall became the first Christian missionary in Sarawak, he could not have envisaged what is now the vibrant Anglican Diocese of Kuching within the Province of South East Asia. This fascinating history reminds us of the need for faithfulness and patience, charts the sometimes uneasy relationship between the church and the colonial powers, and records the sensitivity with which many missionaries sought to understand local spiritualities and rituals. — Bishop Michael Doe, General Secretary USPG, 2004 – 2011

It is always refreshing to read an outsider’s view of a community and its history. This book is therefore something that can be appreciated by Iban people as well as by others. The past decades of mission among the Iban people are brought into sharp focus by Peter’s careful research and his style of presentation. There is something to learn from its pages even for those most closely involved in the work.

The Diocese has always been keen to assist where it can in research and I am very pleased with the result. It describes the long procession of God’s servants who have been faithful in this part of His vineyard to which we in our generation now belong. An important aspect is how the church’s contribution to the political and economic life in Sarawak is woven into the story of conversion. Descriptions of the formidable problems of the past being overcome with tenacity and faith can only be an inspiration and hope for facing the difficulties of the present day.

I commend this book to anyone anywhere who is involved in mission – or even simply wondering how it works.
Datuk Bolly anak Labok, Bishop of Kuching and Archbishop of the Province of the Anglican Church in South East Asia

Faculty Publications (Chinese)

思主所思,行主所行——卫斯理的救恩教牧神学

作者:
何威达博士

2017年出版

页数:
285頁

ISBN:
978-988-77549-6-1

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简介

何威达博士、牧师新书标题是《思主所思,行主所行》,译自卫斯理极为总爱的一句话:有基督之心,走路时走路。寥寥数字,道尽了他的强烈期盼,渴望自己终能彻底体现基督的心事情思,思基督所思,行基督所行。

副题是《卫斯理的救恩教牧神学》。身为神学家,卫斯理一生在不断阅读,苦思与辩解的过程中,逐渐明白救恩之道正是要达致思主所思,行主所行的圣洁生命境界。身为牧者,卫斯理一生致力向世人道明这救恩之道,想方设法引导追随者具体践行救恩之道,携手踏上救恩之旅,期盼终能一起靠主厚恩,达致这圣洁生命境界。

希望读者能通过本书的七章旅程,真正与这位十八世纪的基督教巨人会晤,更被他救恩教牧神学所触动。

耶穌順服與救恩奧秘-從聖經和神學探究救恩論

作者:
何威达博士

页数:
416頁/15.4 cm x 23.4 cm

2014年出版

ISBN:
978-988-12035-4-0

价钱:
$30.00

简介

新约圣经多处经文明示:「耶稣顺服」是「救恩成全」之核心元素;
然而基督教史上的主流救恩论传统却始终无法说明前者如何是后者的关键。
本书尝试游走在圣经与神学之间,
试图为献以撒的旧约亚伯拉罕与身死十架的新约基督两位之间建构合乎情理的诠释关系,
以论证上帝与受造天地的圣约关系之本,
全系于受造人类之顺服上帝,
从而体会道成肉身的耶稣身为亚伯拉罕之子,
他「顺服以致于死,且死在十架上」,
为何竟能一举成全救恩之千秋大业。

宋尚节与廿世纪新加坡华人基督教的灵程

作者:
潘乃昭

2015年出版

价钱:
$28.00

简介

新加坡华人教会,尤其是使用汉语的基督教群体,在过去一个世纪,实在有过一段及坎坷有辉煌的历程。宋尚节可说是这个历程的坐标。1935年至1940年间,宋尚节博士在新加坡的奋兴布道事工,可谓奠下了华人教会的根基。

本书探索华人教会属灵生命的孕育、形成、传递与变化,俾使当代华人教会能更有理据地构建自己的记忆与历史,有自信地探索未来的出路。此外,书中所用的新发现史料,为宋尚节的学术研究开拓了一个新的境界。

作者简介
潘乃昭现任香港中文大学崇基学院神学院研究员。2005年至2014年,曾任新加坡三一神学院亚洲基督教研究中心主任与国际宣教会档案研究组主席。他是圣公会牧师,在香港、澳门与新加坡教会服务卅载。他是新加坡圣安德烈座堂法政牧师,圣公宗合一教义与教政常备委员会委员,以及普世圣公宗与天主教合一委员会委员。潘氏现居英国伦敦。

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宋尚节博士与新马教会

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《宋尚节博士与新马教会》的第一部分是关于宋尚节博士于廿世纪三十至四十年代到南洋华侨教会举行奋兴布道会所作出的贡献。第二部分是从宋氏的讲道、教导和使用《奋兴短诗集》确认奋兴运动的延续,而最后一部分是探索宋尚节博士事迹的现代意义。

李宗高博士(牧师)

正因宋尚节博士对中国与南洋基督教会的影响无比深广,我们有责任对他的生平与事工作更深入的探讨。这样,我们才能从他身上作具体的学习。本书加深了我们对宋博士奋兴布道模式的理解,期望它能激发我们对宋博士的为人与神学理念作进一步的研究。

张振忠博士(牧师)

宋尚节博士(牧师)从1935年至1944年他安息主怀,共到访新加坡卫理公会主领聚会四次。像他到南洋各地的教会一样,每次聚会都是“爆棚”。他的一生充满传奇,更重要的是他是非常敬虔的传道人,上帝也重用他。本书由不同的人从不同的角度谈论宋博士及他的事工,非常精彩,切勿错过。

新加坡长老会史料旁录

作者:
李王晶莹

2012年出版

ISBN:
978-981-09-6586-0

价钱:
$22.00

简介

《新加坡长老会史料旁录》增修本收集12篇撰文,记述了新加坡长老会先贤所走过的路,所经历的筚路蓝缕,印证了福音的大能。其中包括了几位先驱人物的传记,如开拓长老会与福音堂华人事工的陈诗武,长老大会元勋阁约翰牧师,主持首次长老大会会议的池约翰牧师,以及在二战中殉难的泰美珠姑娘;历史文献则包括芽廊宣道会的设立与消失,新加坡长老大会的易名史,长老大会早年会议记录如何在二战中“遭浩劫”,早年会议的议案摘要又从何而来等史料。

教会历史学者潘乃昭博士指出“……本书对推动今后新加坡基督教的历史研究有催化的作用。”

作者:李王晶莹
土生土长的新加坡人,长老会伯特利堂的会友。毕业于新加坡大学,以及美国伯克利加州大学,曾任职政府部门及新加坡国立大学图书馆。

编辑:叶淑清牧师是基督教新加坡长老大会的同工,她在三一神学院担任注册主任、实地教育主任和教导宣教学。她曾经担任亚洲基督教研究中心的宣教实践研究员。

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超基本崇拜通论: 跨宗派实践指南

作者:
楚示格

页数:
310

2011年出版

ISBN:
9789622947351

价钱:
$25.00

简介

《超基本崇拜通论: 跨宗派实践指南》 诚为崇拜主礼的跨宗派资源, 是崇拜事奉者必备的实践指南。 本书从圣经的基础探讨的意义, 并藉由探讨崇拜中的各项元素(如: 仪式、文化、音乐和时间), 延伸解说崇拜的本质、神学和架构。 第三部分的篇章, 集中讨论四叠崇拜的实践,探索企划崇拜所涉及的神学,也包括探讨三叠崇拜的操作,启发读者探索崇拜更新的出路。

生之智慧

作者:
谢正金博士

2009年出版

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$2.00

简介

谢博士以个人化却又深入透彻的方式,为比较喜欢整体透视的方式来研读圣经的人讲解传道书。因此,本书既适合作个人灵修之用,也可在小组查经中使用。

我,但以理

作者:
黄昌荣博士

2007年出版

价钱:
$2.00

简介

本书是根据《但以理书》撰写的信 件/博文和祷告,贯串全卷十二章《但以理书》,挑战我们思考现实生活中的信仰课题。例如:基督徒有没有可能在教会之外服事上帝呢?在没有教会的国度里,基 督徒怎样服事上帝呢?在基督徒人数不多的办公室、学校或家庭里,我们以什么实际的方式表达基督徒的忠诚呢?书中列举的各个问题,既可让读者自我反省,也适 宜小组讨论。

 

主祷文

作者:
谢正金博士

译者:
杨应正

2006年出版

价钱:
$2.00

简介

谢博士引导我们跨过熟悉的基本背景,再详细解释主祷文的每一项祈求后,我们对祷告和信心就再不能不予重视了。主祷文引导我们再次测试自己:对祷告认识多少?对祷告存多少期盼?

 

老人牧养学

作者:
李宗高牧师(博士)

三一神学院出版

出版日期:
2006年10月。2006年11月第二次印刷。

价钱:
$18.00 (sold out)

简介

本书尝试从牧养神学和老年学这两方面的基础上来探讨老年信徒牧养的基本和切实课题。写作的主要对象是牧会的同工们。希望本书能在人口普遍老化、教会日益老化的当代处境中提供一些牧会的新思考。我们对老年信徒的牧养不应停留在被动和消极的回应生老病死的危机,而是应该进一步采取主动和积极的牧养模式和内容来牧养新一代的老年信徒。让他们在老的同时也不断地“长”,就是继续成长以至成为可敬的长者。让他们在人生阶段中发展潜能、享受生命、圆满生命。

 

信仰心·当代情

三一神学院华文部讲师文集

2013年出版

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$15.00

简介

文集里共分三个部分,首部分以圣经反思为主。第二部分是信仰的历史传统与当下教会信徒实践的观照。第三部分侧重于反思我们今日的处境。所编辑的专文,并非能充作信仰与当下处境议题的终极界定。但却希望能达抛砖引玉之效、激发更多主内的同工同道、广结更多的贤能慧士,在这个刚踏进21世纪门槛的历史初阶,集思广益的为上帝国度,摆上些许合一见证的馨香祭。

 

十字路口:三一神学院历史 一九四八至二零零五年

三一神学院出版 (2006)

ISBN:
978-981-05-6577-0

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简介

目录:

序言

致谢

三一神学院院歌

第一部 神学教育之起始

第一章 去门户之见 掀三一序幕 1819-1941

第二部 雕凿塑建的岁月

第二章 患难见情谊 协力创三一 1942-1949

第三章 加强与巩固 继续奠基础 1950-1959

第四章 发展兼改革 立坚定根基 1960-1969

第三部 发展亚洲化特性

第五章 风雨任吹刮 实现亚洲化 1970-1979

第六章 挣脱旧羁绊 迈向新禧年 1980-2000

第七章 迁入新院址 设定新目标 2001-2005

大事记年表

附录

索引

 

CSCA Publications (Chinese)

落地生根?中国移民与新加坡教会

(CSCA Occasional Papers Series No. 12)

作者:
罗翠璧

译者:
刘淑平

页数:
34頁

2014年出版

ISBN:
978-981-09-0869-0

价钱:
$5.00

简介

中国移民与新加坡教会的课题,对于许多本地教会来说,可说是个“烫手的山芋”。 因为两者之间的张力、冲击与误会是必然存在的。因此许多教会的中国人事工都碰到了困难。

罗翠璧在三一神学院修读课程时,选择以中国人所创办的以马内利基督教会为研究课题。她的专文将她与以马内利创办人王祎牧师的访谈,特别针对教会的历史、身份定位与文化互动三方面做出具体的分析,并提出一个重要的问题:“不少本地教会都有华文崇拜,并有专门服事中国移民或学生的事工,为什么中国人要自己开一间教会?”两位本地牧者、三位中国移民牧者,以及一位三一神学院讲师,亦受邀撰写回应文章。希望这些对话能激发教会间自由的交流与合作,将福音广传。– 刘淑平

“本地教会若要认真开展中国人事工,本地的领袖必须思考到底他们有没有准备好接纳文化完全不同的人作为教会的核心成员、甚至进入领导体系?到底这是谁的责任?文化差异有时的确无法逾越,但文化藩蓠却能透过彼此了解和接纳而打破。在外国人学习入乡随俗的同时,本地人必须要有求同存异的胸襟,而非以高姿态的方式与外国人相处,以自己为‘主体’,硬要对方融入自己的文化,却没有明白及欣赏对方的特质。”–罗翠璧

作者

罗翠璧:2014年新加坡三一神学院道学硕士毕业生,香港人。2011年毕业于
香港中文大学(BA, BEd),同年由香港五旬节圣洁会永光堂差遣到新加坡方舟
五旬节圣洁会参与中国人事工, 至今已有三年。

编者
刘淑平:三一神学院华文部讲师。蒙召前任职会计师并从商,2008年获三一
神学院道学硕士学位,2010年获耶鲁大学神学硕士学位。任职长老会真理堂
传道一年。

牧师楼与社区领导:实兆远华人卫理公会社区权力变迁的个案研究

(CSCA Monographs Series No. 2)

作者:
廖克民

译者:
Michael Poon

页数:
112

2009年出版

ISBN:
978-981-08-1634-8

价钱:
$20.00

简介

This Paper studies the history of the Chinese Methodist Church in the development of Sitiawan community during 1903-1940, through the historical migration of Chinese Christians to Kampung Koh; within a foreign historical stance, experiencing the power shift of its community leadership. From a viewpoint of missions history, structuring the leading powers of the Methodists in the Chinese community of Sitiawan.

Chapter One “Introduction” identifies the motive and contents of appointing the community leadership of Sitiawan Chinese Methodist “Muk Su Lao” as the specific study scenario. Chapter Two “The Historic Shift in the Organization Structure of the Sitiawan Chinese Church and Community Leadership” mainly analyzes how the China Foo Chow Annual Conference and Malayan Annual Conference established the foundation of Sitiawan community leadership. Chapter Three “From ‘The Fallen Leaf Returns to the Root’ To ‘Fall to the Ground and Root in the Land’: The Establishment of Muk Su Lao anatomize the experience of power shift progress of the Sitiawan Chinese pastors and Christians under the community leadership power of the western missionaries. Chapter Four “Conclusion” puts question to the community leadership in practice of the West Malaysian Chinese Annual Conference inheriting the “heritage” of the subsistent power organizations of the M.E.M. Missions Conference.

Contents

绪论
研究动机与范围
研究方法与内容
相关研究的评述
澄清实兆远地名
研究评述
实兆远华人教会与社区领导组织架构的历史变迁
卫理公会与社区垦殖史
福州成为“差派国家”
卫理公会进入马来亚的宣教事业
中国福州移民迁居实兆远的历史处境
社区领导权力的历史变迁
马来亚年议会组织的演变
领导权力转移的策略
实兆远华人教区与马华年议会的形成
从“落叶归根”到“落地生根”:「牧师楼」之构建
经济种植衍生的领导权力
西教士的社区领导权力
“牧师楼”应运而生
“牧师楼”社区领导角色
地缘组织的领导权力
牧师的三重身份
华籍基督徒辅助领导
结论
宣教事业再出发
社区关怀到社区领导
附录
宣教士与华籍牧者译名简介
马来西亚年议会历届主席会督
实兆远华人卫理公会“年代表”
马来亚宣教地图
婆罗洲地图
实兆远垦场地图
曼绒县地图
参考档案
参考资料