Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Seminar on Spiritual Maturity

The School of Theology (English) will be conducting a seminar on 6th Feb 2009 on the theme "Spiritual Maturity: A call to the Christian, the church and the theological school." Our speaker is Dr Gordon T. Smith, President of reSource Leadership International and at one time Academic Dean at Regent College in Vancouver. Dr Smith will present a series of three lectures where he will provide participants with a biblical definition of Christian maturity and propose how this goal of the Christian life can inform the life of the individual, the ministry of the church and the work of good theological education.

I draw attention to the final meeting which is designed particularly for the ears of church leaders and leaders of theological institutions. If you, your colleagues in your schools, or your denominational co-workers need to hear a message about graduate outcomes and assessing those outcomes, please do come and join us for that session.

Morning sessions
Maturity in Christ: Living the Christian life with definition, purpose and hope"
9:10 - 10:30 a.m. Part I
10:45 - 12: noon Part II

Afternoon sessions
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Assessment and Spiritual Formation: Can and must theological schools assess spiritual development?

Biographical details
Gordon T. Smith is the president of reSource Leadership International, an agency that fosters excellence in international theological education. He also teaches at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada and serves as the interim preaching pastor of Tsawwassen Alliance Church, near Vancouver. He is the author of a number of books, including: Beginning Well: Christian Conversion and Authentic Transformation (IVP 2001); The Voice of Jesus: Discernment, Prayer and the Witness of the Spirit (IVP, 2003), and A Holy Meal: The Lord's Supper in the Life of the Church (Baker, 2005). Gordon is married to Joella and they have two grown sons.

To enable us to gauge attendance and plan refreshments, please contact Veronica to indicate your interest at deaneng@sbc.edu.sg. More information is available at http://www.sbc.edu.sg/content/view/257/96/lang,en/

Dr. Calvin Chong
Academic Dean
School of Theology (English)
Singapore Bible College



Blogger John Lofton, Recovering Republican said...

Calvin-admiring site; please visit & comment.

And forget, please, "conservatism." It has been, operationally, de facto, Godless and therefore irrelevant. Secular conservatism will not defeat secular liberalism because to God both are two atheistic peas-in-a-pod and thus predestined to failure. As Stonewall Jackson's Chief of Staff R.L. Dabney said of such a humanistic belief more than 100 years ago:

"[Secular conservatism] is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today .one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution; to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. This pretended salt bath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it be salted? Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious for the sake of the truth."

Our country is collapsing because we have turned our back on God (Psalm 9:17) and refused to kiss His Son (Psalm 2).

John Lofton, Editor, TheAmericanView.com
Recovering Republican

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