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


  • Dates

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

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Mr Leow Wen Pin

Associate Lecturer

Mr Leow Wen Pin is the Director of the Centre for Disability Ministry in Asia at the Koinonia Inclusion Network. He regularly teaches at churches and parachurch organisations on a wide variety of topics. He researches on the intersection between biblical and practical theology: to apply the whole counsel of Scripture to complex modern concerns to support churches in fulfilling the Mission of God. Areas of inquiry include disability, mental health, creation care, homiletics, and pastoral theology. Wen Pin graduated with distinction from the University of Oxford (NT, as Ertegun Scholar), University of Aberdeen (OT), and Singapore Bible College (MDiv).

Course curriculum