GCF Fellowship Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 20 November, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Venue: Singapore Bible College, Lecture Hall, 9-15 Adam Road, Singapore
Theme: Jesus in Postmodern Singapore
Speakers: Dr Andrew Loke


Postmodernism has influenced many parts of the world (including Singapore) to varying degrees, providing many helpful corrections to Modernism. However the pendulum has swung to the other extreme where its radical form now poses a challenge to the Christian faith.  Most of us recognise radical Postmodernism expressed in popular culture by statements such as ‘All truth is relative’, ‘Christianity is true for you but not true for me’, ‘It’s all a matter of perspective’, etc.  But how many of us really discern how these flavours permeate our conversations about the Singapore we hope to see?  Can we recognise it?  Do we see the implications?  How do we respond?  How does a better understanding of the cornerstone of the Christian worldview—Jesus Christ—help Christians to be united in our stance on certain controversial issues? How does the rationality of believing in the truth and uniqueness of the Gospel—in particular Jesus’ death and resurrection—help us to be counter-culture salt and light, and address the competing visions of the good in our contemporary Postmodern society?  How do we constructively dialogue with people whose world views may be very different from our Christian one?
Andrew Loke did his PhD at King’s College London under the supervision of the eminent theologian Professor Alister McGrath. He completed his doctorate in two years, the minimum time that is possible under the college regulations. His thesis ‘In Defence of the Incarnation: Historical Basis and Coherence,’ which covered the disciplines of philosophy of religion, theology, and historical study of the origin of Christianity, was awarded the highest grade by the external examiners. 
Andrew has published a number of articles in leading international refereed journals with renowned academic presses such as Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Wiley-Blackwell. These articles address such critical issues as whether the universe has an ultimate beginning, and whether Jesus rose bodily from the dead. 
Prior to doctoral studies, Andrew earned his bachelor degree from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, worked for seven years as a medical doctor, and completed his Masters in Philosophy at Biola University, California.

Registration is required. Please email to gcfsing@gcf.org.sg or call Simon Chia at 6338 6283

Registration fee: S$10.00 with dinner.

DINNER  starts at 6.15pm - 7.25pm