This seminar aims to address these issues from an interdisciplinary approach covering biblical, gender studies, and psychological perspectives.
Rev Tsoi was born in Hong Kong and migrated to Australia with family at high school. She studied in the University of New South Wales and was awarded BSc (Med), B. Medicine, B. Surgery. Upon graduation she was called to full time ministry, so she left the medical field and entered seminary studies, and was awarded B.Th (Hons) from the Sydney College of Divinity. She pastored the Chinese Congregation of Canberra Chinese Christian Church from 2009-2015, and was ordained in 2013. She is currently working on her PhD, focusing on the book of Judges.
Rev Tsoi will present a paper entitled, “Gender in Old Testament Narratives: Stereotypes, Interpretations and Cultures.”
Rev Dr Wee is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Singapore (PCS). He worked in the banking sector for five years before obtaining his Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. After pastoring for 10 years (7 years as the lead pastor at Hope Presbyterian Church), he was sent as faculty-in-development by TTC and the PCS Synod to study at Durham University, with scholarships from the Brash Trust, the Council for World Mission and TTC. He completed his PhD studies in 2013 under the supervision of Professor Francis B. Watson.
Rev Dr Wee will present a paper entitled, “The Ordination of Women in the Presbyterian Church in Singapore: A Biblical Evaluation”
Dr Bong graduated with a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (2002) and M.A. in Women and Religion (1997), University of Lancaster, UK. She has authored The Tension Between Women’s Rights and Religions: The Case of Malaysia (2006) and edited Trauma, Memory and Transformation in Southeast Asia (2014) and Re-imagining Marriage and Family in Asia: Asian Christian Women’s Perspectives (2008). She is currently consultant to and former coordinator of the Ecclesia of Women in Asia and a forum writer for the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church.
Dr Bong will present a paper entitled, “Feminine Genius: Revisiting Gender Complementarity Today”
Dr Lukman obtained her BA (Hons) at Simon Fraser University, Canada, her MSc at the University of Sheffield, UK, and her PhD at the University of Leeds, UK. For the past 15 years, Hera has taught Psychology at several Universities in the UK and Malaysia. Her areas of interest include appearance evaluation, eating behaviour and sexuality. As a Christian Psychologist, Hera is passionate in integrating Psychology with Biblical principles in understanding personhood and one's identity in Christ.
Dr Lukman will present a paper entitled, “Navigating Gender Identity: Is There a ‘Redemptive Space’ in the Church?”
Venue: STM Campus. See map below for directions.