Trinity Lectures: St Paul on the Absence and Presence of Jesus
A theological truth that many Christians in Singapore hold dear is the presence of Jesus. They believe that Jesus is present with them in the Spirit or through the spiritual realm. This realm is often thought of in relation to a simple dualistic ontology, where reality is split into visible matter and invisible spirit. Since this invisible realm is always enveloping us, any talk of Jesus’ presence should be quite simple and straightforward. Unfortunately, this feeble notion founders on the rich and profound teaching of the New Testament.
The fifth biennial Trinity Lectures addresses this topic so that we may be enriched in our understanding of how Jesus is present with us. The rationale of out ongoing series of biennial Trinity Lectures is to bring the best of Christian scholarship to address topics relating to our walk and witness as Christians in Singapore. The form in which these lectures take is intentionally adapted to the needs of ordinary churchgoers.
Trinity Lectures 2019 will be held at TTC chapel on four successive nights, from 29 July to 1 August.
Each lecture begins at 7.30pm, and there will be opportunities for questions to be asked. The topics to be covered are:
Lecture 1 - The Pauline Problem: Where is Jesus now?
Lecture 2 - Seeing the Present and Coming Lord: Vision and Transformation
Lecture 3 - The Coming Jesus and the Departing Paul
Lecture 4 - The Presence of Jesus and the Footprint of Paul
Speaker: Professor Markus Bockmuehl (Dean Ireland Professor of Biblical Exegesis at Oxford University)
Date: 29 Jul 2019 – 1 Aug 2019
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Trinity Theological College Chapel (Level 4), 490 Upper Bukit Timah Road, S678093