Monday, January 21, 2008


神是如何呼召我们的?有没有一些超越我们个人经歷,超越教会 ,人為传统的原则,带领我们探索神在我们生命中的旨意?「全时间服事」此观念有《圣经》根据吗?神若没有呼召我作传道人,还有别的呼召吗?

感谢主 , 林慈信牧师今年三月又回到我们当中 . 这次他将带领我们有 一个两晚的培灵会 .

讲员:林慈信牧师,中华展望总干事 (
日期:2008 年3 月10-11 日(星期一至星期二)
地点 : 11 Lorong 25A Geylang (near to Aljunied MRT). 2nd Floor Hall.

第一讲: 2007 年 3 月 10 日(星期一 )
时间 : 7.30 – 10.00 pm

第二讲: 2007 年 3 月 11 日(星期二 )
属灵生命的蓝图 . 基督徒生命的六个阶段
时间 : 7.30 – 10.00 pm


Postmodernism and the Emerging Church

As part of our continuing engagement with contemporary issues facing the church today, Dr Clive Chin, Coordinator of Theology Department at the School of Theology (English) will be conducting two lecture/discussion sessions entitled "Postmodernism and the Emerging Church." In the first session, Dr Chin will do a brief introduction to postmodernity, both in its popular and academic orientations, as background to discussing the Emerging Church Movement, particularly expressed in the writings of Brian McLaren.

The second session will involve a critical review of Brian McLaren's views, both strengths and weaknesses, on postmodern philosophy, culture, their impact on the evangelical church.

Make a date with us tomorrow and the week after, and bring your friends along.

Session One: Tuesday 22 January 2008
Session Two: Tuesday 29 January 2008
Time: 10.10 am - 11.00 am
Room: Blk 3, Level 3 Multipurpose Hall (Spore Bible College)

Warm regards
Dr Calvin Chong
Academic Dean
School of Theology (English)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Translation of Gospel Resources

From Desiring God blog: Open Source Mission, a new web-based translation effort, has become a wonderful partner for DG International Outreach during the past year.

One of our top objectives is to grow the number of Piper sermons available in as many languages as possible and post them online for free access. Andre Yee, the founder of OSM, has a great vision to engage in a massive translation effort incorporating the writings of a number of authors. International Outreach and OSM will be sharing our translated resources for the purpose of global spreading of God-centered content.

If you are engaged in a non-English field of ministry, hopefully over time you will begin to see more translations that you may be able to use. Or you can actually help us create resources by getting involved in the translation.

Here’s a brief summary from Andre of what OSM is working to accomplish:

Open Source Mission is a ministry focused on making gospel-centric, biblically sound materials accessible to as many languages as possible through developing a network of volunteer translators throughout the world. Together with partners like Sovereign Grace Ministries, Desiring God, and 9Marks, OSM has launched the Gospel Translations Project, an initiative translate and publish biblically sound materials on a wikipedia type website called

Since officially launching in September, OSM has gathered a database of over 100 translators, nearly 50 of whom are actively at work translating books and articles into several different languages, including Indonesian, Chinese, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Korean and Russian.

If you’re a bilingual Christian, please consider lending your language skills as a translator or reviewer. Contact Andrew at Open Source Mission to find out how to get started. (

Thursday, January 10, 2008

No Sex Scandal

By Rev Wong Fong Yang, on his visit to The Billy Graham Library

I stood there in one of the rooms speechless when I saw Billy Graham (Video presentation) placed his Bible on the stump of a tree, he kneeled and prayed to God and exclaimed that he accepted and believed the Bible in totality as the inspired word of God by faith. After that singular moment of utter surrender, Billy Graham never waivers for one bit about the Word of God. Always with the Bible in one hand and the other hand gesturing vehemently, he would speak with great confident and summoned the crowd to come to Christ and to put their faith in Him. “The Bible says!” is his clarion call. We can better appreciate this incident when we understand the context that Billy Graham was in. During the early stage of his ministry, it was a time when Bible was subjected to higher critical method of interpretation. Many doubted whether the Bible could be trusted in its entirety. Miracles recorded in the Bible defy rationale and were considered untrue. Charles Templeton, a better preacher and more brilliant man than Billy Graham in those days, shipwrecked his faith because he rejected the authority of the Word of God. Templeton did not believe that the Word of God is fully inspired and therefore could not be trusted completely. Billy Graham too struggled but he came to a settled conviction and by faith took the Bible at face value as the Word of God. He never looked back.

No wonder God uses Billy Graham as His mouthpiece to convict hundreds of thousands of people of their sins and to turn them to Him.

No wonder God uses Billy Graham to bring revival and renewal around the world.

No wonder no one can indict Billy Graham of any scandals. He is completely above board with regards to sex, money and power.

Billy Graham has anchored his life and ministry solidly upon the Word of God.

In an age when politicians, movie celebrities, spiritual and business leaders at the ecclesiastical and corporate world faltered and hogged headlines because of sexual or financial impropriety, Billy Graham stands tall. Billy Graham merely stands in biblical tradition where great men and women who were greatly used by God because they held on to the Word of God and allow it to shape and mould their lives.