Baptist Theological Seminary, Singapore
(Note: ABGTS-Singapore has temporarily suspended its intake of new students. Further notice will be announced.)
Annie Tan, M.Sc. Pastoral Counseling
Fong Choon Sam, Th.D. Missions
Gary Choong, Ph.D. Leadership and Preaching
John Massey, Ph.D. Systematic Theology, History
Lee Swi Hong, Ph.D. Missions
Lim Teck Peng, Ph.D. Christian Education
Ooi Boon Keow, D.Min. Pastoral Ministry
Paul Tong, Th.M. Biblical Studies
Rachael Tan, Th.D. New Testament
Sun Poling, Ph.D. New Testament
THE FIELD OF BIBLICAL STUDIES
825-103 BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS (2 hours)
This seminar seeks to increase the students ability to interpret, apply, and communicate the message of the bible by introducing him or her to a comprehensive approach for interpretation and giving opportunity to practice that approach on selected texts of the Bible. Required of all Biblical Studies major.
OLD TESTAMENT AREA
810-101 GUIDED READING IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AREA (2 hours)
Required of all who concentrate on the O.T. area. This seminar seeks to orient the student in and give a general understanding of the following O.T. subjects: Archaeology, Language, Theology, History, and Literature.
810-113 OLD TESTAMENT LANGUAGE (2 hours)
This seminar seeks to increase the student’s ability in working with the Hebrew text of the Old Testament through the introduction of new skills and practice in analyzing the grammar and syntax of selected passages in the Old Testament. Required of all those concentrating on Old Testament.
810-121, 122 OLD TESTAMENT BOOK STUDIES (2 hours)
Exegetical studies of selected books from the Old Testament based on the Hebrew text will be offered. These seminars seek to enhance the student’s ability to interpret, apply, and communicate the message of the Old Testament through practice on selected books. At least two required for all those concentrating on Old Testament.
NEW TESTAMENT AREA
820-101 GUIDED READING IN THE NEW TESTAMENT AREA (2 hours
Required of all who concentrate on the N.T. Area. This seminar seeks to orient the student in and give a general understanding of the following N.T. subjects: Archaeology, Language, History, Literature, and Theology.
820-104 NEW TESTAMENT LANGUAGE (2 hours)
This seminar seeks to increase the student’s ability in working with the Greek text of the New Testament through the introduction of new skills and practice in analyzing the grammar and syntax of selected passages in the New Testament. Required of all those concentrating on New Testament.
820-120, 131 NEW TESTAMENT BOOK STUDIES (2 hours)
Exegetical studies of selected books from the New Testament based on the Greek text will be offered. These seminars seek to enhance the student’s ability to interpret, apply, and communicate the message of the New Testament through practice on selected books. At least two required for all those concentrating on New Testament.
810-112 OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY (2 hours)
This seminar seeks to increase the student’s understanding of the theological thought of the Old Testament. Attention is given to the historical development of theological motifs, the contributions of various traditions within Israelite religion, and interaction of the Old Testament theological process with the Israelite worldview, surrounding culture, and other influences.
820-110 NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY (2 hours)
This seminar seeks to increase the student’s understanding of the theological perspectives of the New Testament. Attention is given to the historical development of theological motifs, New Testament development of Old Testament themes, and to the uniqueness of the various New Testament perspectives as well as their overall unity.
840-114 CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS (2 hours)
This seminar seeks to enable the student to express the gospel effectively in his or her own culture. Attention is given to hindrances to Christian faith in the Asian setting, avenues for overcoming those hindrances, expressing the gospel within a particular worldview, and the distinction between essentials and non-essentials in the Christian faith.
840-128 GUIDED READING/RESEARCH IN ASIAN THEOLOGY (2 hours)
This seminar provides the student with an opportunity for in-depth study of important theologians, theological traditions and theological issues in Asia. Theologians studied include C.S. Song and Kosuke Koyama. Attention is also given to the impact of influences such as the Christian Conference of Asia and the Asia Theological Association.
840-129 CHRISTIAN DOCTRINAL STUDIES (2 hours)
This seminar provides the student with the opportunity for in-depth study of a major Christian doctrine. Doctrines are examined from Biblical, systematic and historical perspectives with an emphasis upon the significance of the doctrine for Christians and the Church in Asia today. The following studies are offered: God, Creation, Man, Sin, Christology, Atonement, the Holy Spirit, the Church, and Eschatology.
850-151 CHRISTIAN DEVOTIONAL THEOLOGY (2 hours)
This seminar seeks to enrich the devotional life of the Christian disciple and the church through an examination of selected devotional classics. Attention is given to the life-situation of the writer, the impact of his or her spirituality on others, and the appropriateness of such a spirituality for Asia today.
850-152 THE UNDERSTANDING AND PRACTICE OF CHRISTIAN PRAYER (2 hours)
This seminar aims to enriching the prayer life of the student through a study of prayer in the Old Testament, in the New Testament, and in important Christian writings on the subject.
860-107 MINISTRY BY OBJECTIVES (2 hours)
An investigation and review of current literature and application of ministry (management) by objectives including contingency management theory. Attention will be given to a ministry by objectives system design of a church or church-related institution.
860-108A & B PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING (2 hours)
A two-term course. An analysis of the various contemporary models of teaching, testing, and learning experiences. Several contextualized models of teaching will be formulated. The second half of the course will be devoted to practice teaching and evaluation. This is a continuous seminar (two terms) and no student may enroll at mid-term without permission of the professor.
860-109 CHURCH STAFF ADMINISTRATION (2 hours)
A study of the principles and procedures which relate to administering the work of multiple staff ministries in a church. Improving the effectiveness of staff relationships will be the major focus of the seminar.
860-122 YOUTH EDUCATION IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (2 hours)
A study of contemporary youth education principles and practices taking into consideration cultural forms and implications for ministry to the age group between puberty and adulthood. Programs and materials of other denominations and para-church groups will be evaluated including research into forms such as popular arts, music, and drama.
860-126 CREATIVE SMALL GROUP MINISTRIES (2 hours)
Following a study of church growth principles for reaching people, the student will develop contextualized strategies and curriculum for small group activities including evangelism, Bible Study, fellowship, worship, and continuous creation of new groups.