SCGM Missions Breakfast Fellowship – 06 Sept 2019

Topic:

DUKKHA (‘SUFFERING’) & SPIRITUALITY:
A Christian Reflection

Dukkha– conventionally translated into English as ‘suffering’ – is a fundamental Buddhist concept upon which the Four Noble Truths is built on. This talk is a reflection on conversations with Cambodian monks and lay Buddhists on dukkha and its role in cultivating spirituality, through the lens of Henri Nouwen’s writing on spirituality of the Desert Fathers (Christian ascetics in 3-4th century A.D.).

06 September 2019 (FRIDAY)

8.00am – 9.30am

St. Andrew’s Cathedral

(South Transept Hall)

Nearest MRT: City Hall 

 

Speaker:
CLAIRE T. C. CHONG

Claire lived in Cambodia as a missionary for 15 years. Her present work, as an associate staff with SCGM and a research scholar with Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK), focuses on faith-culture engagement and contextualised Christian expressions, with special interests in Asian rituals and Theravada Buddhism. She is a member of Trinity Methodist Church, together with her husband Dr Kevin Lowe and three children.

 

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The SCGM Monthly Breakfast Fellowships are graciously sponsored by Salem Chapel and St Andrew’s Cathedral.

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1. Out of the 10 inspiring stories of missionaries sent from Singapore, which story do you like best? Why?
2. Do you agree that God has given children a sense of curiosity and a mind full of imagination? At play, they explore the world they live in. The school, the church and the home can provide wonderful opportunities for children to learn about different people and cultures in the wonderful world God has created.
3. How many types of occupations can you list from the 10 missionary stories? Have you started to think about what you would like to do when you grow up?
4. Can you match the missionaries with their occupations? Whether you are a medical doctor or a dental nurse, a pastor or a teacher, a business leader or a community worker, you can serve God in missions using your special interest, talent and training.
5. It is never too early to wonder about life. Many of the missionaries asked questions even when they were young. Some of them experienced bullying, disappointments, unhappiness and even family problems when they were young. They learnt about the purpose of their lives when they started talking to parents, pastors and teachers in church. Do you talk to your parents and teachers about your hopes and fears?
6. Do you realize that God can use your childhood interests, experiences and education to be a blessing to the people around you? Whether it is learning about science, geography, or enjoying the fishing at the beach or making music, it takes hard work to become good at what you like to do. So work hard, play hard and enjoy your childhood.
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