November 2020–January 2021  |  Edifying the church & engaging the world  |  Quarterly dispatches



CONNECT   A word from the Principal

Be a Catalyst of Change in This World

The lesson we have learnt together by this juncture of the COVID-19 pandemic is that change is necessary and unavoidable for the safety and security of ourselves, of others, and of society at large…

ENGAGE   For church & society

Growing in Biblical Literacy

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to upgrade their skills and knowledge to be relevant and effective at work. Christian institutions and churches have also been equipping themselves to function online…

ENGAGE   For church & society

The Blessings of Crisis

Life is difficult.

COVID-19 has rocked our lives. But this is not the only challenge we have ever faced. Studying is hard enough as much as teaching has its…

SPIRIT   Encouragement & exhortation

The Inward Me: A Story of Renewal

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

SUPPORT   On partnering with SBC

Leaving a Legacy on the Heart

Each of us leaves a legacy after this life, and each of us is a beneficiary of the legacy left by the generations before us. At the same time…

角声   教会与社会



得力   鼓励与劝勉



见证   蒙恩






News & updates for August–October

Rev. Dr. Clement Chia preached at nine churches in Singapore, including at Hebron Bible-Presbyterian Church’s 30th anniversary. Nine overseas preaching sessions were cancelled due to pandemic measures. He presented a webinar on “Who Is Jesus to Me?” for Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary and responded to a paper entitled “The Past and the Future” by Prof. Lin Hong Hsin at the Mackay Lectures at Taiwan Theological College and Seminary.

Dr. Myrleene Yap stepped down from her appointment as Interim Senior Director of Community Relations (CR) w.e.f. 1 July 2020. The College greatly appreciates Dr. Yap for her contributions made in the CR Domain during her one-year tenure. Dr. Yap will continue to inspire students through her role as Associate Professor at the School of Church Music.

Rev. Dr. Clement Chia will take on the role of Covering Senior Director of Community Relations w.e.f. 1 July 2020.

We warmly welcome Dr. Leonard Sidharta from Indonesia as our new SOTC faculty member from 1 September 2020. Dr. Sidharta studied theology and philosophy at Reformed Evangelical Seminary (Indonesia) and Calvin University (US), and received his PhD from Purdue University (US). He and his wife, Dewi, have two daughters.

20 Years:
Mr. Tan Siew Hwa (Canteen Supervisor & Caretaker)

15 Years:
Mdm. Bong Kim Kee (Canteen Cook)

10 Years:

  • Dr. Lee Chee Chiew (Senior Director of Programme Development & Advanced Studies, SOTC Faculty)
  • Dr. Jerry Hwang (Dean of SOTE)
  • Dr. Virginia Tsai (SCM Faculty)
  • Mr. Choa Chang Hoong (Business/Estate Manager)
  • Ms. Loo Siew Teng (Student Formation Coordinator)
  • Ms. Jen Ng (Alumni & Church Relations Manager)
  • Ms. Hannah Ang (Events & Academic Administrator)
  • Ms. Esther Ng (Library Officer)

5 Years:

  • Dr. Elijah Liang (Dean of SOTC)
  • Dr. Simon Quah (Director of Doctor of Ministry (Chinese), SOTC Faculty)
  • Dr. Chu Mei Chuan (SOTC Faculty)
  • Mr. Barnabas Yap (Business/Estate Officer)

Dr. Calvin Chong presented on “The Contribution of Theological Schools to Diaspora Missions” at the Lausanne Diaspora Virtual Summit. He spoke on “Christian Identity and Social Justice” at the NTU Christian Fellowship’s Fellowship Night. He also shared on “The Impact of the Digital World on the Church” at the Bible-Presbyterian Church in Singapore’s Annual Presbytery Meeting.

Dr. Peter Ho published two review articles in Themelios vol. 45, no. 2 (Aug 2020): (1) a comparison between Accordance 13 Triple Learner Collection and Logos 8 Academic Essentials, and (2) W. H. Bellinger’s Psalms as a Grammar for Faith: Prayer and Praise. See

Rev. Dr. Jerry Hwang wrote a review of Memoir of Moses: The Literary Creation of Covenantal Memory in Deuteronomy by A.J. Culp, published in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly vol. 82, no. 4 (Oct 2020). See

Rev. Dr. Samuel Law preached a four-sermon series for Missions Month at Coronation Baptist Church. He served as a panelist for the “Disrupting Church in the City” series by the Singapore Centre for Global Missions and presented on “The Urban Church’s Struggle with Modernity and Mission Drift”. Finally, he was interviewed for the July newsletter of the Community of Mission Information Workers. See



李志秋老师受邀参与一个“播客”系列的服侍: Dr. Chee-Chiew Lee has been featured in a podcast series by Tyndale House (Cambridge) and Bible Society (UK) entitled “Trusting the Bible: Exploring the Reliability, Relevance, and Reality of the Four Gospels.” See



Mr. Eudenice V. Palaruan spoke on the topic “Rehearsing the Soul: Keeping the Music Alive in Us” for the New Millennium Sanctuary Choir, Manila. He led the SBC Chorale in a hymn reflection entitled “Looking Up During Lock Down”. Finally, the world premiere of his original composition, “Sh’ma”, which is based on 2 Chronicles 7:14 and in Hebrew, was performed by the Sacred Music at Notre Dame’s Concordia Choir, USA.

Dr. Myrleene Yap  and Dr. Joseph Lee were speakers at the anniversary service of New Millennium Evangelical Church, the Philippines. Dr. Yap also spoke at a webinar on congregational song organized by GKA Gloria, Surabaya.

Financial Report 财务报告

General Fund 经常费

Income 收入
01/07/2020–30/09/2020 S$1,466,225.85
Expenditure 支出
01/07/2020–30/07/2020 S$1,196,452.00
Surplus 盈余 S$ 269,773.85
Accumulated Surplus 累计盈余
S$ 269,773.85