Our Faculty Members

Our multicultural faculty with adjunct and affiliate professors is composed of more than 50 members. They are multinational and represent most of the denominational and non-denominational churches in Protestant traditions.

Dr. Leonard Sidharta

School of Theology (Chinese)

  • Associate Professor (Theological Studies)


  • PhD, Purdue University (USA)
  • BA (Hons.), Calvin College (USA)

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Biographical Information 

Dr. Leonard Sidharta (Chinese: Dai Yongfu) joins Singapore Bible College in 2020. He studied theology and philosophy at Reformed Evangelical Seminary and Calvin College, and got his Ph.D. at Purdue University (USA).

Dr. Sidharta is currently a member of the Society of Christian Philosopher, and a special research fellow at the Institute of Christianity and Chinese Culture. Besides publishing papers on theology, philosophy, and spirituality,, he was also involved in the translation and annotation projects of ancient religious documents in China.

Dr. Sidharta served as the coordinator of Chinese ministry at Covenant Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Indiana, USA and was as well as actively engaged in various ministries at other churches. Prior to his appointment at SBC, he taught at several US-based and Indonesian-based theological institutions that equip Chinese seminarians.

  • Systematic Theology
  • Apologetics
  • Christian Ethics
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Christian Worldview
  • Spiritual Theology 
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Apologetics
  • Ethics and Metaethics
  • Aquinas
  • “The Good, the Law, and God: On the Theistic Foundation of Morality” Jian Dao—A Journal of Bible and Theology 52 (2019): 109-138.

  • “‘Looking Into the Birth of Gods’: A Philosophical Interpretation of the Formation of Idolatry” International Journal of Sino-Western Study 18 (2020): 145-158.

  • “Theology and Human Flourishing: A Thomistic Account”, in Revitalization of the Church, edited by Ferry Mamahit, Malang: STT SAAT Press, forthcoming (2021).

  • “Following a Wandering God”,The Golden Lampstand 209 (September, 2020).

  • “How to Think After God: Rethinking the Relationship between Philosophy and Theology,” The Journal of Indonesian Reformed Theology, 1.1. (July 2011).

  • Member, the Society of Christian Philosophers
  • Special Research Fellow, The Institute of Christianity and Chinese Culture

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