PJEFC Spiritual Formation Seminar
April 16, 2016, 10am to 3pm
Topic: Redeeming time in the busy life
Many of us lives very busy lives. We are ruled by the tyranny of the urgent, leaving no time for anything else. There always so much to do in keeping our girl or boy friend happy, spouse satisfied and children alive. A ‘Tiger Mum’ parenting style takes a lot of time. Other demands on our time includes the call of the marketplace. Many of us feels a hunger in our lives. We feel the hunger for more time with God and to experience the depths of God. We struggle with the guilt that we are not devoting adequate time praying, reading the bible and being silent in His presence. Even attending the weekly worship service becomes a challenge. Yet our busyness overwhelm us. This seminar explores the dynamics of the busy lifestyle and spiritual growth; how to redeem our time in a busy life. The dynamics of spiritual formation, spiritual growth, discipleship, relationship, marketplace, and family are the rhythms of life. Finding the correct rhythm will keep us sane and spiritually well. The practical theme of redeeming our time through spiritual disciplines and practices will be expanded upon. Using the spiritual tools of spiritual pathways and spiritual inventory, the appropriate spiritual disciplines for participants are identified. Lastly, a rule of life in spiritual formation on the run will be formulated.
Note: I will be giving a public lecture on Spiritual Formation on the Run: Spiritual Growing in the busy life for TEE STM on 22 April 2016 (please refer to their brochure for more details). In the lecture, I will be touching on different aspects of spiritual growth. Your seminar will focus on different areas and I will work with you using two spiritual tools which I have developed. The lecture complements your seminar and I suggest you attend both (if you are not too busy).
Dr Alex Tang is an Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the Monash University, Consultant Paediatrician at a private hospital, in the senior hospital management of a public listed healthcare group, an ordained elder in a Presbyterian church, adjunct lecturer in the Malaysia Bible Seminary and East Asia School of Theology (EAST) of Singapore, itinerary preacher, conference and camp speaker, spiritual mentor and director, and Director of Spiritual Formation Institute. He has authored several books, book chapters and articles. He is also active in social media (Blogging, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest). His PhD research is on spiritual formation in the English-Speaking Presbyterian Churches in Malaysia. His research interests include online pedagogy, spiritual formation, Christian spirituality and biomedical ethics. In his free time, he likes to read, watch movies, play computer games, and construct model spaceships.