Church and Society in Asia Today

Published three times a year, this periodical is aimed at helping lay church leaders think Christianly about some of the pressing issues impacting Christian life and ministry today. It seeks to discuss and analyse trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary per-spective. This publication is currently in hiatus, though past issues dealing with different topics are available from our online bookstore.

Vol 16.3 (Dec 2013) – Health and Wellness

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

Healing in the Gospels and in Our World Today – Oh Boon Leong

Meditation and Mind-Body Therapy: Health and higher Reality – Ng Kam Weng

A Critique of the Practice of Inner Healing – Joseph John

The Dangers of Overstressing on Healing in Japan – Reginald Alva SVD

Caring for God’s Holy Temple: A Christian’s Perspective on Public Health –Philip Lee Hin Peng

 

 

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Vol 16.2 (Aug 2013) – Education

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

Re-visioning the Public Character of Christian Education Rev Dr Lim Teck Peng

The Task of Character Formation: The Wisdom Books of the Old Testament Rev Dr Anthony Loke

Education in Society and Church: Some Radical and Critical Thoughts? Dr Tan Jing Hee

Rethinking How We Teach the Bible in Church Dr Tee Meng Yew & Rev Dr Lim Kar Yong

Vocational Training for Life: A Journey of Love and Joy Ms Maggie Ting

 

 

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Vol 16.1 (Apr 2013) – Religion in Society

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

Religion and Politics in Singapore: A Christian Reflection Dr Roland Chia

Church and Nation: Belonging and Relating Dr Nishan de Mel

Whither Christians in Civil Society in Singapore? Dr Kwa Kiem Kiok

“Being” as Dialogue: Exploring Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations in India Dr Sebastian Madathummuriyil

No Foreigner too Foreign: Reconciling the Alien through the Cross of Christ Mr Benjamin Ho

 

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Vol 15.3 (Dec 2012) – The Demonic and Culture

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

Puritan Demonology in the Culture of “the Godly” Edwin E. M. Tay

“Both Villain and Victim”: Our Relationship and Response to Sin, and Its Overcoming Dr Leow Theng Huat

Psychological Aspects of Demon Possession and their Pastoral Implications Dr Robert M. Solomon

The Demonic in Culture as a Missiological Problem Dr Robert Hunt

Beyond Demonising Religions: A Biblical Framework for Interfaith Relations in Asia Dr Tan Kang San

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Vol 15.2 (Aug 2012) – Science

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

Science and the Christian Faith – Dr Roland Chia

Science and Technology – Mr L. T. Jeyachandran

Christ and His Cosmological Gospel: Implications for Science and Technology – Dr Chew Wee

Galileo’s Trial on Trial: From Teleological Science to Mathematical Empirical Science – Dr Ng Kam Weng

A Scientific Spotlight on Naturalism – Dr Perry M. Chan

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Vol 11.3 (Dec 2008) – Hidden People

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

Towards Blurring and Redrawing the Boundaries of Marginalised Communities - Mrs Kimhong Hazra

Building Communities. Bringing Healing. Inspiring Hope. Reflecting on Healthserve’s Journey with Migrant Workers in Singapore – Mr Peter C. Y. Hsu

Loving Strangers: Practising Hospitality as a Community - Mr Ivan Tan

Intrigue, Interaction, and Integration: Walking with Same Sex Attraction (SSA) Persons – Ms Annie Lee

Women and Children: Community of the Marginalised in HIV/AIDS Response - Rev Kuzipa Nalwamba

 

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Vol 12.1 (Apr 2009) – Faith in the Public Square

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

The Prophetic Role of Christians in Society: Some Reflections – Dr Vinoth Ramachandra

Is the Public Square Naked? – Mr Richard Magnus

Christianity’s Forgotten Impact – Dr Roland Chia

Social Holiness: A Wesleyan Faith in the Public Square – Rev Dr Daniel K. S. Koh

“Value Creation”: A Practical Theology for the Marketplace - Mr Benjamin Pwee

Good Company: Journeying Home with the Last and the Least – Ms Melissa Aratani Kwee

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Vol 12.2 (Aug 2009) – Money Matters

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

God and Money – Dr Roland Chia

Thoughts on the Financial Crisis – Dr Nishan de Mel

Transformational Business: Key Principles in Social and Micro Enterprise Development – Mr Timothy Goh

When More is Still Less: Greed, Idolatry and Contentment – Dr Mark L. Y. Chan

Building Lives for Christ, Blessing Lives in Our Community – Rev Colin Chia

 

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Vol 12.3 (Dec 2009) – Marriage and Society

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

Marriage: A Biblical and Theological Perspective - Rev Dr Bernard Low

“To Have and To Hold”: Theological and Legal Perspectives on Marriage and Family – Dr Kwa Kiem Kiok

Why Children Need Moms and Dads Who Are Married to Each Other – Dr Eliza Lian-Ding

What Happens to the Children When Parents Divorce? – Ms Sophia Ang

Good News for Marriages and Families in Singapore – Rev Bernard Chao

 

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Vol 13.1 (Apr 2010) – Pop Culture

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

Food for Thought: Contentment and Community in an Age of Consumerism – Dr Andrew Peh

Music Matters: Pop, Faith and the Human Condition – Mr Joshua Ang

Children of the Night: Art-Horror and Modern Culture – Dr Roland Chia

Theology and the Theatre – Ms Lucilla Teoh

Our Cultural Mandate – Rev Dr Kong Hee

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Vol 13.2 (Aug 2010) – Pluralism

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

An Interfaith Reading of the Parable of the Good Samaritian: Can John Wesley provide us with some insights? - Rev Malcolm Tan

Loving our Enemies in a Multi-Ethnic and Multi-Religious Society – Dr Craig A. Smith

Christian Responses to Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of Christianity – Dr John Azumah

The Myth of Liberal and Communitarian Neutrality: Church and State in America and Singapore – Mr Nick Chui Yongtai

Credible Witness and Political Correctness – Ms I’Ching Thomas

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Vol 13.3 (Dec 2010) – Identity

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

The Christian Identity: A Theological Perspective – Rev Dr Simon Chan

Tangled Memories: Post-Colonial Reflections of a Christian Expatriate in Indonesia – Dr Bernard Adeney-Risakota

Digital Identity: Christians in Cyberspace – Mr Alistair Chew

Loosing the Gordian Knot of Identity – Ms Dawn Yip

Who am I? Search for Identity – A Personal Pilgrimage – Dr Peggy Yeo

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Vol 14.1 (Apr 2011) – Digital Technology

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

Defining the Digital Age: Hitting the Heart of the Haunting – Dr Tan Kim Huat

Pastoral Responses to the Dark and Fascinating World of the iPod Generation - Dr Calvin Chong

Religious Sensitivity, Radicalisation and the Internet – Dr Ang Peng Hwa

Straddling Two Worlds: An Examination of the Self in the Virtual World – Ms Dan Yoke Chin

The Church Ministry in a Digital Age – Rev Terry Wong

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Vol 14.2 (Aug 2011) – Arts & Culture

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

Sounding the Depths: Towards a Theology of Art – Dr Roland Chia

Arts in Culture, Culure in Arts: A Christian Perspective – Dr Mark L. Y. Chan

Christian Visual Culture in Singaporean Chinese Wedding – Dr Terence Heng

Music as a Mirror of Culture - Dr Evelyn Lim

Reflections on Chinese New Year from the Perspective of the Lutherance World Federation Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culutre – Rev Dr Jeffrey Truscott

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Vol 15.1 (Apr 2012) – Sexuality

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

Sex in the Bible – Rev Dr Gordon Wong

Gender Identity – Mr Joseph John

Biblical Masculinity and the Christian Singaporean Man – Mr Kirk Tan

Women in Ministry: An Interview with Theological and Sociological Perspectives – Rev Dr Maggie Low

Blankets Handmade by Women; Women Handmade by God – Ms Dawn H. Jewell

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Vol 14.3 (Dec 2011) – Violence

Editor: Mark L.Y. Chan

Church & Society in Asia Today is a periodical published three times a year by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. It is concerned with contemporary issues which, relate directly to the Church and her ministry in our rapidly changing society.

Written by Christian theologians, scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons in a style which is accessible to the general Christian public, the articles, sermons and book reviews aim to discuss and analyze trends and issues from a Christian and interdisciplinary perspective.

Topics in this Issue:

Violence in the Bible – Dr Philip E. Satterthwaite

Just War Tradition: Violence and Violation – Rev Dr Daniel Koh Kah Soon

Youth Violence – Dr Vivien S. Huan

Secular Tolerance and Religion: A Postcolonial Critique – Dr Vinoth Ramachandra

Postcards from the Edge: Empowering Women and Children Through Narrative Therapy – Ms Esther Tzer Wong

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