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July 2017

Using Reason to show God’s Existence, 21 July 2017

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Because God made man to be a rational animal, a creature created in His image and likeness, we can use reason to show how it is reasonable and probable that God exist.

Speaker: Dr Mark Nowacki

Profile:

Dr. Mark Nowacki was an assistant professor of philosophy at Singapore Management University and the author of various works in the philosophy of religion, including his most recent book, The Kalam Cosmological Argument for God. He is also co-author of a critical thinking skills textbook and has written numerous articles for academic journals and the popular press (including parenting magazines). In addition to SMU, Mark has taught philosophy at George Washington University and Howard University. He was also a founding member of LogicMills, an MOE-registered school focused on teaching children between the ages of 4 and 18 analytical thinking skills.

Date / Time: 21 July 2017 (Friday) / 7.45pm to 9.30 pm

Venue: St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street) Conference Room

FREE, All are Welcome

Register at http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup
or: SMS: 96493893 (Andrew) for enquries.

 

 

Answering Muslim Questions about Christianity (28 July 2017)

Pope Francis visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Pope Francis at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, in November 2014

Synopsis: Jesus is a holy man, but why do you turn him into a god? Isn’t it polytheism to say that God is three? Why do Catholics let priests mediate their relationship with God? In multi-religious Singapore, we may have Muslim friends or relatives who love their religion and are keen to share it with us. Come find out what Islam and Catholicism have in common (and what they don’t); what Islam and Catholicism say about each other, and how to answer questions or misconceptions that Muslims may have about our faith.

Speaker: Before retiring to raise a family, Estella Young was a political analyst of Islam and the Arab world. She has studied Arabic, Islam, and Arab politics at Cornell University (USA), the American University of Cairo (Egypt), and NUS. Estella has travelled extensively in the Middle East, including to Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and the Palestinian Territories. She is a Lay Dominican.

Date / Time: 28 July 2017 (Friday) / 7.45pm to 9.30 pm

Venue: St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street) Conference Room

FREE, All are Welcome

Register at http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup
or: SMS: 96493893 (Andrew) for enquries.

Theology of the Body Introductory Talk (14 July 2017)

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What is the Theology of the Body? Why is this considered one of the most important legacies that Pope St John Paul II has given us? Why did he call it the basis of the most appropriate method for mankind’s “self education” and that it “concerns the whole bible, the whole Gospel. … the whole teaching, even more the whole mission of Christ”

In No 44 of the Final Report to the Pope of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, : The Theology of the Body “has given the Church a wealth of reflections on the nuptial meaning of the human body and God’s plan for marriage and the family from the beginning of creation. In particular, by treating conjugal love, he described how spouses, in their mutual love, receive the gift of the Spirit of Christ and live their call to holiness” This was reflected in Amoris Laetitia No 69″ St John Paul II devoted special attention to the family in his catharsis on human love, … ”

Speaker :Andrew Kong, BSc, LLB, JCL

Is a Founding Member of ACT, and he works as a Consultant and Trainer. A certificate student of the Theology of the Body Institute (USA), he has given TOB seminars in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, and Shanghai. He also works as the Defender of the Bond (Matrimonial) of the Archdiocesan Ecclesiastical Tribunal.

Date / Time: 14 July 2017 (Friday) / 7.45pm to 9.30 pm

Venue: St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street) Conference Room

FREE, All are Welcome

Register at http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup
or: SMS: 96493893 (Andrew) for enquries.

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