Diocesan Theological Studies 2022

Recognising the importance of theological studies for everyone, the Diocese of Singapore through St Peter’s Hall, Anglican Lay Training, will be offering theological studies courses taught by an experienced team of instructors.

WHY STUDY THEOLOGY?

Isn’t that just for our clergy and pastors? Well no, it is for all of us because theology is the study of God and the things of God.  “Theo” means God and “-ology” means “the study of”. It is for all of us to know God.  Now wouldn’t reading the Bible alone be enough? Yes, one can know God through reading the Bible only, but theology can help you a great deal because it takes a topic found in different parts of the Bible and brings it together for a comprehensive, consistent and coherent understanding of the topic. This understanding is then expressed in statements which allows us to express what we believe in amongst ourselves and to communicate to others clearly, especially in response to their inquiries and questions. Theology is certainly useful for our spiritual growth and outreach!

ABOUT THE COURSE

The courses offered include the following:

  • The “I believe” series based on the Apostles’ Creed - I believe in God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, the Church, the forgiveness of sins, the Second Coming and the Last Things
  • For such a time like this (culture and current issues)
  • Every wind of doctrines (Cults and heresies)
  • The gods of this world (religions and beliefs)
  • Not against flesh and blood (Spiritual warfare)
  • Money, power and sex (The Christian fight)
  • Male and female, He made them (Sexuality issues)
  • Sojourners and citizens (Church and state)
  • Devote yourself to every good work (life and purpose)

Each course costs $20.00. There are no assignments, tests or examinations. Courses are taught via Zoom.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Last date of registration: 1 week before commencement of the course

For more information and to register: Email Ms Lucilla Teoh at lucillateoh.dts@gmail.com

DATES

TERM 1: I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER

DATES: 11, 18, 25 Jan; 8, 15, 22 Feb; 1, 8 Mar 2022

 

DATE

TITLE

DESCRIPTIONS

1

11 Jan

THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

Is God a delusion? Does God exist? How do we know God exists?

2

18 Jan

THE REVELATION OF GOD

How do we know who God is? What about other views of God?

3

25 Jan

THE NATURE OF GOD

Who is God? What is God? Is he an “it”? What does it mean he is a person; father, son and spirit, a Trinity?

4

8 Feb

THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD

If God is sovereign, how can we have free will? How can we be responsible?

5

15 Feb

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

If God is good, why is there so much suffering, so much evil? What is goodness? What is evil?

6

22 Feb

THE POWER OF GOD

If God is powerful, why isn’t everything perfect? Why is there sin?

7

1 Mar

THE WORKS OF GOD

What works did God do? How did God create the world? What about science?

8

8 Mar

THE GLORY OF GOD

Why did God create this world and all other things? What is the point of everything? Why does God want us to worship him - Is he an egotist?

TERM 2: I BELIEVE IN GOD THE SON (I)

DATES: 05, 19, 26 Apr; 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 May 2022

TERM 3: I BELIEVE IN GOD THE SON (II)

DATES: 21, 28 Jun; 05, 12, 19, 26 July; 02, 16 Aug 2022

TERM 4: I BELIEVE IN GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

DATES: 06, 13, 20, 27 Sept; 04, 11, 18, 25 Oct 2022