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Vol. XVII No. 41
12 July 2020

BASIC THEOLOGY FOR EVERYONE ONLINE
  1. Twelve BTFE courses are offered to the laity/public in the new semester commencing 20 July 2020.
  2. Owing to the COVID-19 situation, the laity/public will take the day/night classes online until further notice.
  3. Day/Night classes will be via live stream. Lectures will remain online for a couple of days after the live stream.
  4. All who wish to take the classes whether for credit or audit must register online (www.febc.edu.sg).

DAY CLASSES

1 THESSALONIANS
Rev Tan Kian Sing
Monday (starting July 27),
9.30–11.30am, 2 credits

This course will study 1 Thessalonians in depth to discover its biblical and theological truths and apply these truths to the church today.

WOMEN IN THE BIBLE
Carol Lee, BBA, DipEd, MEd, MDiv
Tuesday (starting July 21),
2–3pm, 1 credit

This course is a biographical study of women in the Bible in order to gain a deeper understanding of these women and draw practical lessons from their examples and testimonies for Christians today.

THEOLOGY OF PRAYER
Rev Dr Prabhudas Koshy
Wednesday (starting July 22),
10.30am–12.30pm, 2 credits

This course seeks to lay a biblical foundation for a life and ministry of prayer. It will teach believers how to cultivate a prayerful Christian life in light of the Scriptures.

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
Dr Jose Lagapa
Thursday (starting July 23),
9.30–11.30am, 2 credits

This course will study the book of Acts to discover its biblical and theological truths and apply these truths to the church today.

INTERTESTAMENTAL HISTORY
Rev Dr Park Seung Kyu
Thursday (starting July 23),
2–3pm, 1 credit

This course is a survey of the historical, political, social, economic, and religious settings of the Mediterranean world in general and the land of Palestine in particular in the period in between the Old and New Testament (400 BC–AD 100).

CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY I
Joshua Yong, BRE, MDiv, ThM
Friday (starting July 24),
9.30–10.30am, 1 credit

This course seeks to examine and expose the current theological trends in Christendom with a focus on the modern text and versions movement.

NIGHT CLASSES

HERMENEUTICS
Rev Dr Quek Suan Yew
Monday (starting July 20),
7.30–9.30 pm, 2 credits

The Bible is a living Book, inspired and preserved by God Himself. It is a Book that must be correctly understood and obeyed for the believer’s benefit. This course seeks to study the principles of biblical interpretation that stem from the Bible itself.

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY III: SOTERIOLOGY
Rev Dr Prabhudas Koshy
Thursday (starting July 23),
7.30–9.30 pm, 2 credits

Soteriology is the study of what the Bible teaches about salvation. It involves the study of the hypostatic union of Christ, the doctrine and the application of the substitutionary atonement of Christ, the doctrine of election and reprobation, and the doctrine of the Church and the sacraments.

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I: THEISM (CHINESE)
Zhu Jianwei, BTh, MDiv, ThM
Wednesday (starting July 22),
7.30–9.30 pm, 2 credits

Theism is the study of the nature and attributes of God, the evidences for the existence of God, the doctrine of the Trinity, the works of God, the decrees of God, and the meaning of the divine inspiration and preservation of the Bible.

系统神学(一):神论
朱建伟,BTh, MDiv, ThM
星期三(7月22日开始),
晚上七点半到九点半

神论是学习神的本性和属性,神存在的证据,三位一体的教义,神的作为,神的旨意,和圣经由神所默示和保守的意义。

ONLINE COURSES
(Starting July 20, flexible weekly time, 2 credits each)

MINOR PROPHETS II
Rev Dr Quek Suan Yew

A study of the Minor Prophets will help us know more deeply how loving and merciful God is. We shall discover His prophecies and judgements, and how longsuffering He was as He dealt with the nation of Israel and the nations of this sinful world.

ECCLESIASTES
Rev Dr Prabhudas Koshy

Life without God is empty—it is “vanity and a vexation of spirit”. On the other hand, life with God is very meaningful. Ecclesiastes teaches God’s people how to live a life full of hope and joy in the face of life’s many difficulties and troubles.

CALVIN’S INSTITUTES II
Rev Dr Jeffrey Khoo

John Calvin said, “True wisdom principally consists of two parts—the knowledge of God and the knowledge of ourselves.” The study of Calvin’s Institutes is the worshipful study of God and reverential application of the divine knowledge in our daily life.

EARN YOUR CERTIFICATE

Certificate of Religious Knowledge (CertRK)

The CertRK is a Bible study programme at the basic level. The successful completion of 20 credits earns the CertRK.

Certificate of Biblical Studies (CertBS)

The CertBS is a Bible study programme at the advanced level. The successful completion of 40 credits (or 20 credits beyond the CertRK) earns the CertBS.

REGISTRATION AND FEES

  1. Please register for your courses online. Closing date: August 2, 2020, 11.59pm.
  2. Fees: $40 per credit/certificate. $20 per audit/non-certificate.
  3. Register at www.febc.edu.sg. If you have any technical difficulties in the registration process, please email it-helpdesk@febc.edu.sg.

ONLINE ADVANTAGE—ACCESSIBILITY

Live Stream

The Covid-19 Pandemic has led FEBC to offer more courses online. Day and night classes can now be taken at home and anywhere in the world. The FEBC Hall has now been wired up for WIFI connectivity so that classes can be streamed live.

FEBC Needs IT Help

Murray Ong and Samuel Goh are now managing the IT department of the College. With more courses offered online and distance learning becoming more popular, the IT infrastructure of the College needs development and improvement. If you are IT savvy and have programming skills, we need your help. If you are interested to serve in this area, please write to Murray Ong (murrayong@febc.edu.sg).

Basic Theology for Everyone in Chinese

For the first time, Systematic Theology will be taught not just in English but also in Chinese. Zhu Jianwei who hails from Mainland China, and graduated from FEBC (BTh, MDiv, ThM) will be the teacher. This course will cater to our Chinese brethren who wish to study God’s truths in their own language. If you wish to familiarise yourself with the theological terms in Chinese, this is the course for you.

Jianwei currently serves as full-time preacher of True Life Bible-Presbyterian Church ministering to the Chinese congregation. He is married to Katharine who is also an FEBC graduate (MRE), and they have one daughter—Lisa.

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