Challenges faced by the Church in Singapore today include multiple centres of influence, liberal secularism and radical conservatism. How united is the Singaporean Church in facing these challenges? What is the way forward towards greater unity?
These questions and more will be discussed at ETHOS Institute’s inaugural Annual Lecture, an initiative by the Christian think tank which seeks to examine different ways the Church can contribute to debates on important societal issues in the public square.
Since its launch in August 2014, ETHOS Institute™ for Public Christianity has been actively working towards its aim of helping the Christian community view and approach issues through the lens of Scripture, combined with the rich theological and scriptural heritage of the Church. This has been done through public talks, articles on its website, and most recently, its engagement series book launch (see cover page article).
The Annual Lecture is the latest addition to its rich array of resources made available to churches and Christians in Singapore who wish to have thoughtful and informed engagement with current issues and challenges.
The lecture will be held on 20 Oct 2015 from 8-9.30 p.m. at Wesley Methodist Church. Bishop Dr Wee Boon Hup, Chairperson of ETHOS Institute™ as well as the National Council of Churches of Singapore, will speak about ‘Christian Unity in a Multi-Polar Church’.
Tuesday 20 Oct 2015 • 8 – 9.30 p.m.
Wesley Methodist Church, 5 Fort Canning Road, Wesley Hall
Bishop Dr Wee Boon Hup,
Chairman of ETHOS Institute™ for Public Christianity
Register by 13 Oct at http:// ethosinstitute.sg/annuallecture/. For more information, contact Ms Jasmine Tan at 6304-3765 or email info@ ethosinstitute.sg. A love offering will be collected during the lecture.
Grace Toh is Assistant Editor of Methodist Message and has been a member of Kampong Kapor Methodist Church for most of her life.