Monday, January 12, 2009

Genesis: Its Relevance Today

In 2008, we have been in contact with Kairos to discuss on doing some forums together and making available to the public Kairos library resources. It is also a leadership development initiative to raise a new generation of discerning believers. Do check out the first step we take in that direction below and pass it on to friends who would be keen.

KAIROS THEOLOGICAL FORUM
TITLE: Genesis 1-11 and its Relevance Today

INTRODUCTION
The Bible is, through and through, a historical revelation. It is the account of God’s activity in history. As such, it must have a beginning. The book of Genesis gives us our historical point of reference, from which all subsequent revelation proceeds.

It is striking that the book of Genesis (and the Pentateuch) contains the broad outlines of virtually every major area of theology and ethics that includes the doctrine of God and creation, the nature of man and his vocation and foundations for social-political life.

Genesis also sheds light on contemporary events. This can include the conflict the Middle East to the culture war and conflict of civilizations, family life and human sexuality.

OUTLINES:

Lecture 1&2
An overall structural analysis of Genesis
How the world began (Genesis 1:1-2:17)
The fundamental significance of sex (Genesis 2:18 -25)
An overview of the creation narrative

Lecture 3 &4
Man’s fall and its space-time consequences (Genesis 3:1-24)
Murder and civilisation (Genesis 4:1-26)

Lecture 5 &6
God’s sovereignty in history and over death (Genesis 5:1-6:8)
The terrible and wonderful significance of the flood (Genesis 6:9-9:29)

Lecture 7 & 8
Reverence for human life without regard to race (Genesis 9:1-6, 10:1-32)
Civilised – and confused (Genesis 11:1-9)

A theological review of these chapters

Lecture 9
Preaching and teaching from these chapters
Problems for further study

Each talk will last 1 hour to be followed by 30 min of discussion.


REGISTRATION:
Please call Kairos Office (Tel: 77265420) or send an email to kairosmalaysia@gmail.com to confirm you interest if you wish to attend these talks.

TIME: 10.00 am to 11.30am every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month starting from 14 Feb 2009.

PLACE: KAIROS RESEARCH CENTRE, Damansara Jaya

4 comments:

Andy said...

who will be teaching?

The Hedonese said...

Kam Weng will do the teaching and then free for all interactions

MF said...

Who are the targeted audience?
Do participants need to write paper? and
How much is the course fees?

Thanks.

The Hedonese said...

Thanks for your interest, friend.

It's open to all, though we are especially targetting the 20-35 age group but no discrimination in age.

No paper is required though there may be hefty reading materials as homework.

The best part is it's free of charge, only perhaps some small fees to cover the photocopies of materials used in the discussion.

Basically we try to encourage believers to read and reflect biblically, also as leadership development for a group of 20 somethings that we're in contact with. Do pass the news around to people who may be keen