Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Christian Spirituality of Vocation

Discovering our vocation is a key element of discipleship. That's why I am excited to discuss this topic later this month in Klang. If you happen to be around, do join us at the worship service below:

Date: Sunday (30 Jan 2011)
Time: 11 am

I also hope to attend the event below by an eminently qualified professor Dr Scorgie who will speak on the topic: “A Christian Spirituality of Vocation” : The Gift of Purpose and Significance...

What is the significance of my life?

The modern way of life leaves this need largely unsatisfied…

But the good news is that the Christian faith offers something that satisfies this need for meaning. It is called the gift of Christian vocation. The word vocation comes from the biblical ideal of a calling upon one’s life—that is, a divine assignment or commission to do certain things, things that will matter for eternity. It is a calling to participate in the larger purposes of God.

But still the question: How do we discern our personal calling in life? How do we know where we fit in the grand scheme of things?

Come and find out more in a session with Dr Glen Scorgie at Canaanland, Ara Jaya!

10 February 2011, 8pm to 9.15pm
(Free Admission but pre-registration required)
Venue: Canaanland HQ @ Ara Jaya
25 Jalan PJU 1A/41B
NZX Commercial Centre
Ara Jaya, 47301 PJ
Tel : 603-78850540/1/2

Glen G. Scorgie, a Canadian, has been professor of theology at Bethel Seminary San Diego since 1996. He is a past president of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association with a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Dr. Scorgie’s regular seminary teaching is in systematic theology and ethics, plus courses in historical theology, Christian spirituality, world religions, apologetics and movie theology. He has written A Little Guide to Christian Spirituality (2007) and is the general editor of the Zondervan Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (forthcoming 2011). His current research interests include gender, ecology, Christianity’s global mission, and theologically-informed approaches to Christian spirituality.

For years he has been involved in the ministries of a Chinese church in San Diego, and lectures regularly in Asia. His wife Kate is a professor of graduate education at the San Diego campus of Azusa Pacific University. They have three young-adult daughters, two sons-in-law, and a grandson.

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