An Owl’s Journey

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This collection of 20 essays explores how the church intersects with a range of different spheres: leadership, the arts, academia and pastoral care. It challenges us to consider the possibilities of what a healthy and well-rounded church can accomplish.

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Written in honour of Rev Dr David Wong (Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church, Singapore), this collection of 20 essays explores how the church intersects with a range of different spheres. It features writers who challenge the comfortable assumptions we tend to have about Christianity today: namely, a compelling re-envisioning of the book of Ecclesiastes by the principal of Bible Graduate School of Theology (BGST), Dr Philip Satterthwaithe; a needful exploration of pastoral care of the dead by one of Graceworks popular authors, Rev Dr Dev Menon, and other insightful essays about mentoring, leadership and creative expressions in the church.

This book’s range of topics is a testament to the breadth and depth of Pastor David’s life’s work and legacy. It invites not just those who know Pastor David, but any engaged Christian reader to consider the possibilities of what a healthy and well-rounded church can accomplish.

Editors’ Foreword by Quek Tze Ming

Family

Church
1 Elders Working with Pastors by Ho Peng Kee
2 Blessed are the Peacemakers by Alby Yip
3 Pastoral Care of the Dead (Way Beyond Finishing Well) by Dev Menon
4 Never Once by Reginald Tan
5 A Fatherly Affection by June Quek

BGST/Academia
6 Ecclesiastes:A Firm but Realistic Faith by Philip Satterthwaite
7 The Legacy of the Church Fathers for the Bible-Presbyterians by Lai Pak Wah
8 God’s Heartbeat by Leonard Wee
9 The Place of Preaching Today by Desmond Soh

Mentoring/Leadership

10 Being Unequally Yoked by Benjamin Tsao
11 The Call to the Pastoral Ministry by Tang Hai Yang
12 Developing Leaders in the Local Church by Beh SooYeong
13 Leadership Teams:To be or not to be, that is the question by Peter Lin

“Sounding Board”
14 On the “Sounding Board” by Wong Kim Tok
15 Emotions in the Christian Life: Implications for Christian Discipleship and Formation of Christian Leaders by Joseph John
Arts/Musical
16 Between Worlds: Interculturality and the Christian Pilgrim by Aaron and Namiko Lee
17 David Wong, Sentimentally Romantic: A study of the women in Mt Carmel BP Church’s trilogy of musicals based on the lives of Christian heroes by Chai Chor Tiang and Shirley Yeo

Marriage
18 A Steadfast Hand on Our Lives by Chua Siang Chuan and Moh Peck

Missions
19 CT Studd & Priscilla:Their Calling and the Four Pillars of WEC by Zheng Haoren
Afterword
21 The Joys of Being a Pastor by David Wong

Lessons from the Owl

Disability
20 The Body is One: Spiritual Growth and Disability in Conversation with 1 Corinthians by Leow Wen Pin

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Weight 300 g