Event: THE GOSPEL FOR THE CULTURAL CHINESE
Speaker: I'CHING THOMAS
Date: 18 Oct Thu
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
VENUE: ALBY Events
111 North Bridge Road, Peninsula Plaza #05-09 (City Hall MRT)
(Parking available at Capitol Piazza. $3 per entry after 6pm)
Fee: $10 (includes $5 voucher)
In many cultures, especially in Asia, the Christian faith is perceived as a foreign or Western religion. Hence, many do not see how it is relevant for them.
This seminar will look at how we can articulate the Gospel in terms that are attractive and significant to our Cultural Chinese friends.
We will look at how we can present the Gospel in a way that seamlessly corresponds with Confucius’ ideals for humanity but with a realistic solution. We will also see how a Cultural Chinese can be a follower of Christ without having to shed his ethnic identity— one can be a Chinese and a Christian with honor.
About I'CHING THOMAS
Born in Penang, I’Ching began to follow Jesus as a teenager. She has had many past careers including a marketing communications consultant for various MNC’s, a missionary in a Middle Eastern country with Operation Mobilisation (OM) and, an itinerant apologist and Director of Training for the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM). After a decade with RZIM, I’Ching rejoined OM to oversee their global leadership development efforts.
Based in Singapore with her husband who is a seminary professor at Singapore Bible College, I'Ching speaks at universities, churches and conferences to help Christians develop a robust understanding and defense of their faith. In addition to her speaking ministry, she also writes and has also contributed to the best-selling book, Beyond Opinion (Thomas Nelson, 2007). I’Ching’s recent book, Jesus: The Path to Human Flourishing (Graceworks, 2018), seeks to find a bridge between the Gospel and Confucius’ ideal of human flourishing.