CSCA Occasional Papers Series

The CSCA Occasional Paper Series are publications on topical issues that were delivered at CSCA sponsored events that have been edited and published for the benefit of wider discussion. The Occasional Paper Series is also a platform for publishing brief research endeavours by scholars currently working in Asia to stimulate on-going dialogue.

No. 12 – 落地生根?中国移民与新加坡教会

落地生根?中国移民与新加坡教会

Author: 罗翠璧

Editor: 刘淑平

Pages: 34

Publication year: 2014

ISBN 13: 978-981-09-0869-0

Description

中国移民与新加坡教会的课题,对于许多本地教会来说,可说是个“烫手的山芋”。 因为两者之间的张力、冲击与误会是必然存在的。因此许多教会的中国人事工都碰到了困难。

罗翠璧在三一神学院修读课程时,选择以中国人所创办的以马内利基督教会为研究课题。她的专文将她与以马内利创办人王祎牧师的访谈,特别针对教会的历史、身份定位与文化互动三方面做出具体的分析,并提出一个重要的问题:“不少本地教会都有华文崇拜,并有专门服事中国移民或学生的事工,为什么中国人要自己开一间教会?”两位本地牧者、三位中国移民牧者,以及一位三一神学院讲师,亦受邀撰写回应文章。希望这些对话能激发教会间自由的交流与合作,将福音广传。– 刘淑平

“本地教会若要认真开展中国人事工,本地的领袖必须思考到底他们有没有准备好接纳文化完全不同的人作为教会的核心成员、甚至进入领导体系?到底这是谁的责任?文化差异有时的确无法逾越,但文化藩蓠却能透过彼此了解和接纳而打破。在外国人学习入乡随俗的同时,本地人必须要有求同存异的胸襟,而非以高姿态的方式与外国人相处,以自己为‘主体’,硬要对方融入自己的文化,却没有明白及欣赏对方的特质。”–罗翠璧

作者
罗翠璧:2014年新加坡三一神学院道学硕士毕业生,香港人。2011年毕业于
香港中文大学(BA, BEd),同年由香港五旬节圣洁会永光堂差遣到新加坡方舟
五旬节圣洁会参与中国人事工, 至今已有三年。

编者
刘淑平:三一神学院华文部讲师。蒙召前任职会计师并从商,2008年获三一
神学院道学硕士学位,2010年获耶鲁大学神学硕士学位。任职长老会真理堂
传道一年。

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No. 11 – Courage, Collaboration, and the Common Good: Reflections by Asian Women Theologians

Courage, Collaboration, and the Common Good: Reflections by Asian Women Theologians

Editor: Maggie Low

Pages: 96

Weight: 177g

Publication Year: 2014

ISBN 13: 978-981-07-9905-2

 

Description

This volume of essays by eight Asian women theologians reflect on the role of women in the Asian Church. The writers offer biblical, theological, and practical ways in which women and men can work courageously together for the common good of the Church, family, and society. These essays from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore seek to contextualize Western feminist theology for the Asian context so that there can be a paradigm shift from patriarchy to partnership.

 

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No. 10 – Religion and Governance for Social Harmony in Singapore: A Christian Reflection

Religion and Governance for Social Harmony in Singapore: A Christian Reflection

Author: Poon, Michael Nai-Chiu

Pages: 28

Publication Year: 2012

ISBN 13: 978-981-07-3523-4

Description

How is the Singaporean society possible? This is a key question
Singaporeans – new and old – need to face together, for the sake of
their common home and nation.
This essay is published here to encourage Christians to think more
deeply of their social and political responsibilities, to be more morally
alert, and to discover fresh and courageous ways that their faith can
contribute to a compassionate, generous, just, and flourishing society.

Contents

1.  Preface

2.  Religion and Governance for Social Harmony in Singapore

3.  Epilogue: A Common Word for the Common Good

4.Bibliography

 

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No. 9 – 妇女在教会的服事

妇女在教会的服事

Author: 俞丽鑫

Editor: 何威达

Pages: 17

Publication year: 2012

ISBN 13: 978-981-07-2260-9

Description

『妇女在教会的服事』在新加坡基督教教会可算是一个极具争议、同时是不能 再回避的议题。在这专文、俞丽鑫牧师从“妇女在教会服事的背景”、“妇 女在教会服事的挑战”、及“我对妇女在教会服事的展望”三方面,反思她自己回应上帝呼召的历程。两位三一神学院华文部的资深讲师、以及两位来自中国新一辈的教牧,对俞牧师的专文、也撰写回应短文、丰富读者对这课题的思考与讨论。妇女全职事奉的问题,绝非单纯属于姐妹们自己的问题,而是弟兄和姐妹、以及教会整体、需要共同回应的问题。
“如果姐妹在服事上不被肯定,或者不能被按立,我们怎么办呢?只要记得,我们是被呼召来服事是上帝的国度,而不是来争取我们的权利。上帝有他的时间,上帝会为我们开路。我们要做的,就是心平气和地分享上帝在我们身上的恩典,以及我们如何回应上帝的呼召,并忠于上帝的教导,以仆人的生命去服事。在我服事的旅途中,我从来不以性别来定义自己的服事,我要求自己坦诚、努力,分享上帝在我心中的感动,承担主分配给我的工作。接下来就由我所属于的信仰群体进行辨别,去印证上帝的呼召,他们看到了上帝在我身上的作为,于是鼓励我献身。” — 俞丽鑫

Contents

  1. 前言 – 聆听女性声音、再思古老问题, 何威达
  2. 专文- 妇女在教会的服事:一位女牧师的旅程和反思, 俞丽鑫
  3. 回应
    • 一、教会的半边天,  胡苏苏
    • 二、女人,行吗?!,  于东晓
    • 三、教会的女性, 叶淑清
    • 四、上帝的恩召、女性的天空, 余清杰

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No. 8 – The Clock Tower Story: The Beginnings of Charismatic Renewals in Singapore

The Clock Tower Story: The Beginnings of Charismatic Renewals in Singapore

(Revised Edition 2012)

Editors: Michael Poon and Malcolm Tan

Pages: 83

Publication year: 2012

ISBN 13: 978-981-07-1077-4

Description

The outpouring of the Spirit on some Anglo-Chinese School students in 1972 was the beginning of the charismatic movement in Singapore. It was arguably an unexpected and inexpressible gift from God to the newly independent nation. The details were however largely blurred, ignored, or forgotten by the close of that decade. What happened became part of the suppressed memory in Singapore’s church history. This book, drawn largely from the testimonies of the key participants, aims to redress this neglect. CSCA publishes this revised and expanded edition to mark the 40th anniversary of the event, which many refer to as “the Clock Tower Revival.”

“Father here I am. I just want to be the channel that you can use to ignite the revival that will not only spread across Singapore but will spread out to the rest of the world. And the world will come to know the glory, the majesty and the power of your name. And the free flow of your Holy Spirit will demonstrate to the world the power of a living Christ. Thank you, Father; thank you, Father; thank you, Father.”

– Hugh Baker, Singapore Evangelism Centre, 1970s

Contents

  • Preface to the Revised Edition
  • Introduction The Clock Tower Story: An Inconvenient Truth, An Inexpressible Gift – Michael Poon
The Clock Tower Story
  • About the ACS Old Boys’ Association Christian Fellowship – Keith Chua
  • Introduction to the Presentations – Malcolm Tan
  • The Preceding Prayer and Personal Evangelism Movement – Noel Goh
  • The Beginning of the Clock Tower Story – ACS Saint John’s Ambulance Christian Fellowship Camp
    • Tan Khian Seng
    • Chang Teck Nee
  • The ACS (afternoon session) Christian Fellowship – Malcolm Tan
  • The ACS Pre-University Christian Fellowship
    • Tan Khong Chew
    • Norman Wong
    • Melvin Huang
  • Beyond ACS
    •  Hugh Baker
    • James Wong
Appendices
  • Appendix 1 Timeline
  • Appendix 2 The Straits Times Reports, November 1972
  • Appendix 3 The ACS Pre-University Christian Class Cell Group, 1972
  • Appendix 4 Renewals in Wesley Methodist Church in the 1970s
  • Appendix 5 Spread of Renewal to Saint Andrew’s School
  • Appendix 6 Bishop Chiu Ban It’s Testimony
  • Appendix 7 From ACS to Jedburgh Gardens
  • Appendix 8 Map of ACS and Its Surroundings
  • Appendix 9 Programme of the ACS OBA Christian Fellowship Thanksgiving Service (21 May 1999)
  • Appendix 10 About the Participants at the ACS Clock Tower Story Thanksgiving Service, 21 May 1999

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No. 7 – Anglican Theological Education in Southeast Asia

Anglican Theological Education in Southeast Asia

Editor: Michael Poon

Pages: 150

Publication year: 2010

ISBN 13: 978-981-07-1076-7

Contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Anglican Theological Education in East Asia: An Overview – Michael Nai Chiu Poon
  3. Initial Formation Processes in the Episcopal Church in the Philippines – Patrick Tanhuanco
  4. Clerical and Lay Theological Education in the Diocese of Kuching – Michael Buma Galami
  5. Initial Spiritual Formation Processes for Laity and Clergy in the Diocese of Sabah – Moses Chin
  6. Clerical Formation in the Diocese of Singapore – Michael Nai Chiu Poon
  7. Theological Restructuring of the Diocese of Singapore – Titus Chung
  8. Reflections on Initial Clerical Formation in the Diocese of Taiwan – Samuel Y. C. Lin
  9. Theological Education and Mission in East Asia – John Chew
  10. A Response to Archbishop John Chew – Bruce Kaye
  11. A Conference Report – Clare Amos and Michael Poon
  12. Appendix: The Theological Commission in Relation to the Council of Church in East Asia – Yong Ping Chung

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No. 6 – Iban Leaders in the Anglican Church in Sarawak

Iban Leaders in the Anglican Church in Sarawak, 1848 to 2010

Author: Peter Varney

Editor: Michael Poon

Pages: 33

Publication year: 2010

ISBN 13: 978-981-07-1075-0

Contents

  1. Foreword – Michael Poon
  2. Iban Leaders in the Anglican Church in Sarawak, 1848 to 2010 – Peter Varney
  3. Appendix 1: A Chronology
  4. Appendix 2: Bishops, Clergy and Catechists mentioned in the text
  5. Bibliography

 

Price: $3.00

No. 5 – Money, Morality and an Uncertain World

Money, Morality and an Uncertain World

Authors: Stephen Green and Hsieh Fu Hua

Editor: Michael Poon

Pages: 27

Publication year: 2010

ISBN 13: 978-981-07-1074-3

Contents

  1. Good Value: Reflections on Money and Morality in an uncertain World – Stephen Green
  2. A Response by Mr Hsieh Fu Hua
  3. Questions & Answers

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No. 4 – Challenges for Christians living in Indonesian Borneo

Challenges for Christians living in Indonesian Borneo

Author: Ruth Schäfer

Editor: Kimhong Hazra

Pages: 35

Publication year: 2010

ISBN 13: 978-981-07-1073-6

Contents

  1. Challenges for Christians living in Indonesian Borneo – A Sojourner’s Perspective by Ruth Schäfer
  2. Glossary
  3. Map of Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)

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No. 3 – Asia in Christian History: A CSCA Workshop

Asia in Christian History: A CSCA Workshop

Editor: Kimhong hazra

Pages: 58

Publication year: 2010

ISBN 13: 978-981-07-1072-9

Contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Some Issues and Problems in Teaching the History of Christianity in Asia – Jan S. Aritonang
  3. The role of national Christians in the early stages of a church planting movement: Two examples from the nineteenth century – Anne Ruck
  4. Issues for an Agenda for Academic Research in Christian History and Mission—Asian Mission Movements – Warren R. Beattie
  5. Lessons in integration for the presentation and teaching of “Africa in Christian history” and “Asia in Christian history” – Kimhong Hazra
  6. Cooperation in Missions and Local Church Autonomy in the Singapore Baptist Convention – Fong Choon Sam
  7. Appendix

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No. 2 – Forms of Mission Engagement

Forms of Mission Engagement

Authors: J. Andrew Kirk, Kuan Kim Seng, Terry Kee, George Martzen, Sunil Jayantha 

Editor: Kimhong Hazra

Pages:28

Publication year: 2006

ISBN 13: 978-981-07-1071-2

Contents

  1. Foreword – Kimhong Hazra
  2. Mission Engagement in the Contemporary World – J. Andrew Kirk
  3. Diocese of Singapore: Our current missions engagement – Kuan Kim Seng
  4. Mission Involvement of the Lutheran Church in Singapore – Terry Kee
  5. The Methodist Church of Singapore Missions Overview – George Martzen
  6. The Evangelism Model in our Region – Sunil jayantha

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No. 1 – Facing the History of the Nation: The Journey of a Japanese Christian Scholar

Facing the History of the Nation: The Journey of a Japanese Christian Scholar

Author: Takamitsu Muraoka

Editor: Michael Poon

Pages: 27

Publication year: 2005

ISBN 13: 978-981-07-1070-5

Contents

  1. Foreword – Michael Poon
  2. Facing the History of the Nation: The Journey of a Japanese Christian Scholar - Takamitsu Muraoka
  3. A Selected Bibliography on Japanese Occupation of Singapore, 1941-1945

Price: $3.00

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