Course Description

As an introductory course, the overall goal of the course is to help students along on their journey to become more competent biblical interpreters for the twin purposes of (1) personal spiritual formation and (2) greater effectiveness of service to the Church and the world.

To this end, the course has the following objectives:
1. To introduce students to some key spiritual, pastoral, and intellectual issues in the interpretation and application of biblical texts.
2. To supply students with a simple, user-friendly framework for interpreting and applying any biblical text.
3. To train students in the basic skills necessary for the close reading of biblical texts.
4. To familiarise students with the main types of text (“genres”) found in the Bible, and their different interpretative rules.
5. To provide students hands-on practice in the handling different biblical texts.

  • Location

    BGST

  • Dates

    Saturday
    Aug: 13, 27
    Sep: 17
    Oct: 1, 15, 29
    Nov: 12, 26

  • Time

    9.30AM–12.30PM

Instructor

Mr Leow Wen Pin

Lecturer in Biblical and Interdisciplinary Studies

Wen Pin is the Director of the Centre for Disability Ministry in Asia, and Lecturer in Biblical and Interdisciplinary Studies, at BGST. He graduated with distinction from the University of Oxford (MSt, New Testament), the University of Aberdeen (MTh, Old Testament), and Singapore Bible College (MDiv, Biblical Studies). His research interests include biblical interpretation and disability ministry/theology, and he has published several research and popular works in these areas. A firm believer in the Great Commission’s call to embrace all peoples, Wen Pin founded KIN, a parachurch organisation that helps churches include and disciple people with special needs. He is married to Xinyi, a clinician-scientist, and they have three children (Matthew, Nathaniel, and Sophie). Find out more about Wen Pin here.

Course curriculum