In my recent piece A Modest Faith? I mentioned that,
“it’s not uncommon to meet sincere zealous Christians who write off even honest inquiry, some would even go as far to say just believe and stop asking all these hard questions. So, I can understand the reaction to unthinking anti-intellectual forms of Christianity. While not everyone will be very sophisticated in their Christian faith, but we are all called to an honest faith with a strong dose of humble inquisitive spirit. To rephrase Ruse”s words, I would want to be modest in my belief as I seek to continue in the way of Christ."
I supposed seminars like the one below seeks to create a safe space for Christians as well as people of other faiths (or those who are secularist) to engage in some healthy conversations and thinking.
I might show up just to say hi to Ron Choong whom I had some really interesting email exchanges on Palestine. But that’s for another day. Now it’s Science and Christianity! 🙂
SCIENCE & CHRISTIANITY
The doctrine of providence shows science as a gift from the God who reveals and desires that we know of Him through both nature and witness (Scriptures). In this seminar, we consider how we may reconcile our ancient faith with modern science.
WHAT DO CHRISTIANS REALLY BELIEVE?
Trust in God assumes a desire to learn more about God. A faith not nurtured by knowledge will remain immature and superficial, vulnerable to doubt and of little use in evangelism. In this seminar, we shall examine the 4 doctrines central to Christian belief – creation, alienation, reconciliation and decision (CARD).
UNDERSTANDING GENESIS 1-11: WHO WROTE WHAT, WHERE, WHEN AND WHY?
The first book in our Bible was not the first book written. Understanding its history and purpose will help us make sense of its curious stories. In this seminar, we shall ask who wrote Genesis 1-11, where and when they did it, and what their purpose was.
Dr. Ron Choong
Anyone interested in the above topics.
Saturday 16th January 2010
Topic 1 – 10:00am to 11:30am
Topic 2 – 11:30am to 1:00pm
Topic 3 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm
starts 10:00am sharp
Community Baptist Church main sanctuary,
107 & 109A, Jln SS2/6,
47300 Petaling Jaya
(click for map)
RM30 per person, registration is required by SATURDAY 9th January 2010. Limited to 200 participants only.
HOW TO REGISTER AND PAY?
To register, pls click here and follow the instructions to pay (you will be directed to Canaanland website for online payment). If you have any queries, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you.
What Are T3 Seminars?
T3 refers to ‘Thinking Things Through’. Since we are what we believe, and we believe what we think, it makes sense to think carefully what we think about so that our thoughts may well be thought out.
ACT’s signature T3 seminars provide a theological safe space to deal with sincere questions, as we doubt our way into beliefs. Register ahead of time, read the provided handouts and ask pertinent questions during the Q & A.