This course for STM-TEE will be held over two weekends in June/July 2017 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Vocational Holiness and
Marketplace Spiritual Formation
Committed Christians are often concerned about discovering
God’s will for their lives in terms of what occupation to take up or who to
marry. The deeper question will be to discern what is God’s calling. Another
concern is how they are to live and have their
being in their workplace and marketplace. There are always questions on how to
maintain the vitality of their spiritual life and growth in the modern lifestyle
that is extremely hectic and exhausting. This course will deal with Christian discernment or decision-making and the theology of God’s calling and vocation.
It will examine Ignatian, Quaker, Puritan and Wesleyan approaches to
discernment. The issue of hectic and busy lifestyles will be examined and
approaches developed to nurture the spiritual
life. The concepts of Missio Dei and
Sabbath in their vocations will be
developed. Central to this course is how followers of Jesus Christ live out
their Christian lives that is glorifying to God in their workplace.
Suitable for people who wants to know more about making
important life choices, about Godly decision-making and God’s calling; about
Christian discernment; about spiritual maintenance and growth in busy and
Dr Alex Tang is a paediatrician, medical educator, practical
theologian, spiritual director, author, preacher, Bible teacher, hospital
administrator and grandfather. He regards being a grandfather as one of his
more important vocations. Alex practice paediatrics at a private hospital and
is associate professor of paediatrics in Monash University clinical school in
Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Aside from a busy preaching and teaching schedule in
different churches he also lead retreats in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
He is adjunct professor to East Asia School of Theology (EAST), Singapore and
several other seminaries. His areas of research are Christian spiritualities,
spiritual formation and biomedical ethics. He is married with two grown
children and two growing grandchildren.
Labels: Discernment, Marketplace spirituality, Spiritual Direction, Spiritual Formation