August 23 & 25, 2018
House of Tan Yeok Nee, 101 Penang Road, Singapore 238466; Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church, 235 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068656
Photo by Garry Knight on Flickr.
Should Christians use traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)?
This question is commonly debated among Christians, particularly those living in Asia. Some object to TCM because they think it is not ‘medically proven’. Others reject it because of its supposed non-Christian roots.
However, for many Chinese, TCM is based on the key pillars of Chinese philosophy. This, coupled with its over 2,000 years history, means that TCM is often revered as an important cultural heritage.
What is at stake is not only an alternative source of treatment, but how Christians should relate to their cultural traditions.
Join BGST and its speakers, Dr Lai Pak Wah and Dr Diarra Boubacar, as they examine the theological and interdisciplinary principles involved in evaluating Chinese medicine.
Cost: Free admission (Book launch)
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 7.30pm-9.30pm (Book launch)
Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9am-1pm (Workshop)
Register for the book launch here.
Register for the workshop here.
About Dr Lai Pak Wah:
Dr Lai Pak Wah is Vice-Principal and Lecturer of Church History and Historical Theology at BGST. A graduate from BGST (Grad Dip CS) & Regent College, Vancouver (MCS, ThM), Pak Wah completed his PhD at Durham University, where he specialised in the theology and spirituality of early Christianity (also known as Patristic Studies). Previously, Pak Wah was a lecturer at Singapore Polytechnic (School of Business), and engaged in investment promotion work with the Singapore Economic Development Board.
About Dr Diarra Boubacar:
Dr Diarra Boubacar is a Mali African and the first foreigner to complete a PhD in Chinese Medicine in China. A senior consultant at Chengdu Xindu Chinese medical hospital, he also engages actively in teaching and research at hospitals and universities in Chengdu, Yunnan and Hunan. As an active philanthropist, Dr Diarra has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières, trained more than 1,000 village doctors, and organisedprojects to help alleviate rural poverty in Yunnan. For these efforts, he was awarded the Chinese Philanthropic Prize (中华慈善奖) in 2012.