Sunday, February 24, 2013

Presbyterian Training Institute

Presbyterian Training Institute Objective: Establishing our youths in the faith through providing a firmer grounding in biblical and theological framework, and in relating their faith to ministry and life.

Theme verse:  Colossians 1:23continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven

23 -24 February: Conducted two sessions on pluralism and being an 'ambassador for Christ' with the group of bright youths from Pontian, Port Dickson and Kluang. I enjoyed the questions that were posed. SOme highlights: Kai Sheng drew a picture that depicts how religion both unites/divides people in Malaysia, Yennie was reading Sam Harris' Freewill and puzzled over predestination, Abel role-played on questions that expose the logical inconsistency of relativism, Jezebelle showed how gospel witness should be motivated by love rather than guilt. Love the mental pictures they drew on the board and the sofa/library setting was conducive for conversations. 

Look forward to the future sessions in March. After evaluating the interests of the group, I plan to prepare some discussions on how to evaluating truth claims and some comparative studies on Islam/Buddhism. 

Date: 16 - 17 March
Venue: CDPC Puchong
Time: 2.00 - 4.30 pm

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