J-Term: Voices of Our Land

Ming Hua is excited to announce the return of J-term this July with a theme of Voices of Our Land. Whether they are from the past or present, different Christian traditions or other cultures, they speak to testify the presence of the Lord.

The Church We Are: Anglicanism in Hard Times

Hong Kong is a great city – with great challenges: political upheaval, economic distress, social inequality, health and welfare concerns. What is the Church’s mission in such times? As well as an introduction to Anglican evangelism and apologetics, this talk will address some important questions around the Church’s future life in our city.

Speaker: Prof Gareth Jones
Date: Monday July 6
Time: 7pm – 9pm

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Friends or Enemies? Christian Tradition and Context in a Complex World

As Christians, we don’t think up our faith by ourselves; we inherit it from those who have come before us, stretching in a line all the way back to the first followers of Jesus. We call that inheritance our ‘tradition’ and nobody takes it more seriously than Anglicans! But we also live in a specific place and time – our context. How do tradition and context relate to each other? Sometimes they give us very different messages. So are they friends, or enemies? And how do we decide?

Speaker: Revd Prof John Kater
Date: Wednesday July 8
Time: 7pm – 9pm

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Learning the Handan Walk: The Origin and Development of Religious Studies in China

The study of religion in China was restarted at the beginning of the reform era in the late 1970s. This lecture will look at the various twists and turns in the study of religion in China, focusing on Christianity. The academic study of Christianity has had a very positive influence on theology and the Church, helping churches to become more open-minded, more involved in society and more interested in contextualisation. In the present situation, reform and openness has taken a backseat to restriction and closed mindedness. How will this affect religious studies and Christianity in the future? What will this mean for the Church in light of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Speaker: Revd Prof Philip Wickeri
Date: Monday July 13
Time: 7pm – 9pm

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Reading the Bible Other-wise in between East and West: A View from Southeast Asia

This lecture focuses on the currents of reading and interpreting the Bible in Asia from a Southeast Asian perspective. We will explore how particularly Asian strategies of reading emerge from South, East, and Southeast Asian contexts, and their significance for Christian faith and living. Ultimately, the lecture seeks to engage with and critique such Asian approaches and interpretations, not only in terms of what had been and what is, but also what is to come.

Speaker: Dr Stephen Lim
Date: Wednesday July 15
Time: 7pm – 9pm

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College Eucharist

The Most Revd Dr Paul Kwong, Archbishop of Hong Kong, will celebrate the Eucharist. College Principal Professor Gareth Jones will preach.

Date: Thursday July 16
Time: 5pm – 6.30pm

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Seeking God in the World: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing Global Landscape

How does our location, situation and the questions we ask impact our theology? This lecture, which offers an introduction to the upcoming MTh subject ‘Contemporary Theology in a Global Context’, will explore the fascinating task of doing theology in a complex and changing world, exploring how our own encounter with God is shaped by our context, and looking at the challenges, opportunities and potentialities this creates.

Speaker: Dr Matthew Jones
Date: Wednesday July 22
Time: 7pm – 9pm

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J-Term will be held at Ming Hua Theological College, Glenealy, Central, Hong Kong.

For further information or to register to attend a lecture please contact promotion@minghua.org.hk or WhatsApp +852 9640 2283