|Staff and Research Programmes|
The Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia is a research arm of Trinity Theological College. The work of the Centre gathers around three research programmes: Asian Christianity, Faith and Society, and Mission Practice. It provides a learning and collaborative environment where church leaders and scholars can conduct rigorous intellectual enquiry on Christian life in the geopolitically and ethnic-religiously plural contexts in the region. CSCA aims to build up locally based Southeast Asian Christian scholarship through its publication programme. CSCA especially supports the long-term strategic needs of the governing churches of the College.
Our work gathers around three research programmes:
A. Asian Christianity, Research Coordinator: Dr Michael Poon
To conduct critical enquiry on the history and theology of Southeast Asian Christianity. We do this by:
working collaboratively with the College Library and regional seminary libraries to build up a research-level Singapore-Malaysia Special Collection (Documentation of Christianity in Asia Consortium);
developing internet resources on history and theology for seminaries and church leaders (http://www.ttc.edu.sg/csca/csca.htm);
promoting documentation among the governing churches.
B. Faith and Society, Research Coordinator: Dr Mark Chan
To facilitate Christian reflection on public issues and to promote responsible Christian engagement in society. We do this by:
To work with the Church in critical reflection on the impact of the Christian mission enterprise in South East Asia. We do this by:
From November 2007, CSCA and CDCM (the Centre for the Development of Christian Ministries) jointly offer a Certificate in Mission Studies (CMS) intensive residential course. The CMS programme, under the direction of the Mission Practice Research Coordinator, is an intensive and basic theological preparation for church workers designated for overseas mission assignments and also for Christians considering cross-cultural ministry. It consists of two two-week modules, to take place annually in May/June and November.Please refer to the CMS webpage for more information.
CSCA Annual Lectures:
Every September, CSCA invites a renowned scholar in Asia to present a series of lectures on a contemporary concern in the life and witness of the Church in Asia. The lectures aim to promote critical reflection among Asian Christians on "Asian Christianity," "Faith and Society," and "Mission Practice," the three research clusters of the Centre.
The Annual Lectures, with essays by invited respondents are edited and published by the Centre to promote further discussion. The 2013Annual Lectures will be delivered by the Rev. Professor Lo Lung Kwong, director of the Divinity School of Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, in the week of 23 to 27 September 2013. Details to follow.
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