February–April 2021 | Edifying the church & engaging the world | Quarterly dispatches
I write to appeal to you, our faithful supporters, for help to repair the retaining walls around the SBC campus. These walls have been protecting our aging buildings (the oldest was completed in 1968) from landslides for decades but…
Rev. Dr. Clement Chia preached at seven churches in Singapore. He taught an intensive course on “Public Theology and Pastoral Ethics” for the DMin programme (Chinese) and led a strategic planning exercise for the Executive Committee. In Dec 2020, his book The Beliefs that Reinvent the Future was published by Taiwan’s Campus Evangelical Fellowship Press.
This book by our recently retired and widely respected professor of church music is the first of its kind to be written by an Asian author for an Asian audience, using predominantly Asian church music materials. It covers topics such as the conductor’s calling, conducting technique, score study, rehearsal technique, and choral management.
Please see https://www.sonatamusicsg.com/publications for more details about the book and how to purchase your copy.
Dr. Jerry Hwang presented a paper on “Are Yahweh and El/Allah the Same God? The OT’s Contextualization of Monotheism” at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), held online in Nov 2020.
Dr. Calvin Chong spoke on the topic “Social Issue: Migrant Workers and the Poor” at Holland Village Methodist Church’s Youth Leadership Training Class. He also shared on the topic “Loving Those Who Leave” at the inter-university Christian Fellowship SWAT Camp 2020.
Dr. Rick Griffith taught four online courses on his USA home assignment: “Soteriology” and “Eschatology” for Word of Life Bible Institute in Jeju, South Korea, and “Advanced Studies in the Book of Isaiah” and “Obadiah Through Malachi” for Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary in Amman, Jordan.
Dr. Peter Ho presented a paper on “The Successful Life: Comparing the Opening Chapters of the Psalms and the Qur’an” at the ETS Annual Meeting, and published a review of Reading the Bible in Ancient Traditions and Modern Editions edited by Andrew Perrin, et al., on the Review of Biblical Literature.
Dr. Andrew Spurgeon spoke on Christological heresies for the Myanmar Pastors’ Conference, and delivered lectures on Pauline theology for Evangelical Theological Seminary in Hosur, India.
李志秋老师於The Bible in Church and Society 一书中发表了专文“Scripture as God’s Word”；也在怀恩堂以粤语主讲了希伯来书的主日学系列。
The SCM faculty and students, together with alumni and friends, were featured in one of 20 live-streamed worship services at the online 2021 Calvin Symposium on Worship. This service was woven around Psalm 29 and was seen worldwide. More details available here: https://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/worship-with-singapore-bible-college-in-singapore.
Dr. Joseph Lee taught on “Spiritual Leadership” in a Master of Ministry course for music leaders and pastor-students mostly based in Indonesia, Singapore, and South Korea. He also preached on “Festival of Nine Lessons” at the Mar Thoma Syrian Church in Singapore.
Dr. Myrleene Yap spoke at the worship services of International Evangelical Church Singapore and Abundant Life Baptist Church.
Over 20 choirs in Manila will perform online Dona Nobis Pacem composed by Mr. Eudenice V. Palaruan. The Singapore Symphony Chorus, for which Mr. Palaruan is the choral director, will perform online the sacred songs of Bach, Handel and Rutter for the Esplanade with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
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February 2021–April 2021 | Quarterly Dispatches