Course Description

Rather than solving or answering vocation-specific problems, this course aims to initiate students into serious processes of thought as guided by the following three objectives:

a. Contextual: to develop sensitivity for key issues that concern life in contemporary Singapore by identifying and analysing case studies taken from the local context.
b. Integrative: to integrate theological studies and vocational life by offering basic frameworks of thought for analysing pertinent issues and phenomena in our local culture and society that impinge upon life in general.
c. Theological: to facilitate socio-cultural analysis that is guided by biblical and theological reflection.


Mr Quek Tze-Ming

Lecturer in New Testament

Mr Quek Tze Ming is the Lecturer in New Testament at BGST. After leaving legal practice, Tze Ming served in student ministry with the Fellowship of Evangelical Students (Singapore). He then commenced theological studies, receiving a DipCS from BGST, an MDiv and a ThM from Regent College. He is presently a PhD candidate in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. His special area of studies is in the use of the Old Testament in the New. Tze Ming serves in the teaching ministry of his church. He is married to Sharon, and they have two daughters. He maintains a lively interest in local food, football, and movies.
  • Location:

    Live on BGST Zoom

    The first and the last Sessions are in-person for local students at

    50 Kallang Pudding Road
    #07-01 AMA Building
    Singapore 349326

  • Dates:


    Jan: 11, 25
    Feb: 8, 22
    Mar: 7, 21
    Apr: 4, 18

    Closing Date for Registration:
    Jan 8, 2024

  • Timing:


Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Instructions on IS101 Presentations

    • Library Membership

  • 2

    Topic 1

    • Introduction

  • 3

    Topic 2

    • Marginalised Communities

    • Slides

    • Recording of lecture on 21 January

  • 4

    Topic 3

    • Video on disability

    • Taiji : Therapy or Heresy

  • 5

    Topic 4

    • Local Issue 7: Christian Perspectives on Social Justice

    • Extract from Stephanie Chok's Ethos short book on Migrant Justice

    • Common problems migrant workers face In Singapore

  • 6

    Topic 5

    • Local Issue 6: Christian Perspectives on the Arts

    • Namiko on the A list

    • Baba Yetu - The Lord's Prayer

    • Laniakea Culture Collective website

    • Literature imagination and poetry

    • Literature poetry notes with reference list

    • Christianity, Culture and Society (Aaron Lee)

  • 7

    Topic 6

    • cont

  • 8

    Topic 7

    • cont

  • 9

    Assignment Submission

    • Assignment Submission

    • Essay

    • Conversations

    • General formatting for all assignments