͗ᅕᄉពThe Bishop’s Message
Reformation Starts From Within After more than 490 years since Martin
Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church, Reformation Sunday has become a special festival for many Lutheran churches around the world. We celebrate the occasion by retelling the story of the reformer, by singing his hymns, and by holding special services with much enthusiasm and pomp. All these external activities are helpful indeed in our effort to commemorate the watershed event that took place on 31 Oct 1517, but it is equally important to remember that Luther’s main intention was not so much to create another church festival for celebration. Instead, his primary hope was that every follower of Christ would experience the real reformation – a reformation of the heart and of the mind. Luther writes, “But the papists…want to reform to the church through external ceremonies and morals. However, if the doctrine has not been reformed, it is futile to undertake the reformation of morals.” It is timely to be reminded again that being a Lutheran means more than having our membership in a Lutheran Church. It is definitely much more than having pictures of Dr. Martin on the walls of our homes or offices. Instead, being a Lutheran means faithfully living out our Christian life holding on to the true gospel, as re-discovered by Luther in the 16th century. In other words, we must regularly submit ourselves to be living expressions of the tenets of the Reformation – Christ alone, Grace alone, Faith alone and Word alone. As the year draws slowly to a close, and as we prepare for the season of Advent, I pray that our pastors and members would truly experience an inner reformation each and every day. As Luther puts it, we
1 ġ ᎓᮵ᵐ ġ ĳ ı Ĳ ı Ⴘ Ĳ ı ĮĲ ĳ ࿉
need to return to our baptismal grace daily to overcome the influence of sins in our lives. My family and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our congregations a joy-filled Christmas. Thank you for all the works of your hands in the past 12 months, and let us pray for another fruitful year as we continue our journey with the Master. In Christ, Bishop Philip Lok
໊☍ᕿథᕳ ǊǊᯰʷᡸॳ࠱్ጨ᧫ۿۡڙஓ۵ᄉܷʼḼᡯ̬ࣂ᥀ ٽᄇ˴Ӡࣱǌஇஓ˞ڙКˆႌᡸॳஓ͗˖˝ʶ˓ྱѾᄉ ᓫḼੇ͂̾᧗ᤗஇஓԊԽǋ՜ᡸॳͺژថḼ̾Ԣˠᛠྱ ѾᄉરḼጡএᤇௐ҈ǌ ǊǊᤇ̎าҮᄉᆷᑞܴࣞүੇ͂ጡএᤇԦၶࣱڙత ǋѲௐ̼ᄉܷ͇̂ṋʿՎಧ᧗᜵ᄉ௦Ḽੇ͂᜵˿ᝌᯰʷᡸ ॳॆѹஇ᭨ᄉᄫᄉʿ௦˝˿᜵በԲʶ˓ᓫᝧܷࠑࣻᇶǌ ̂ࠃʼḼᯰʷᡸॳஇஓᄉѹᛱ௦భඇ˓۲ᅕ१ᑞܴፂԊᄽൣ ᄉஇ᭨űűॶ༦ᄉஇ᭨ǌ̴з᥊ṊǓܸ˞ஓభᘧၿᇩ֖̀᥊ ॳஇ᭨ஓ͗Ḽͭ௦ݟ౦ஓ˦థఝஇḼ᜵ڙ᥊ॳʼథஇ᭨ ࠱௦१Ҷҩǌǔ ǊǊੇ͂вᜁଡᧇḼᢵ˝ζ˦͗͗ԣḼʿԵ௦͗ዙ˖ࠑڙ ǋҨМࠈୋʼᯰʷᡸॳᄉ᥋ϷḼᏪ௦᜵̾ζॶၶาḼत۲̅ᄽ ൣᄉለᮂűűൣݟՎӠНˆጡᯰʷᡸॳ᧗ளԦဗᄉᄽለᮂǌ૰ ԱពឬḼੇ͂ॸᮋፂ࣡ៜөڠาѢஇஓᄉைṊ࿗۲ᅕǋ ࿗Цǋ࿗ζॶǋ࿗ژፂǌ ǊǊࣱ̬ࣂҁࡊܥḼॆੇ͂˝࠱˙ᓫᮔܫௐḼੇᇮభྫ͛᥊ ֖ζ१͂ᦏᑞڙඇʶᄽൣͳ͗Юڙᄉ᭨ளǌൣݟᡸॳुុ Ḽੇ͂ॸᮋඇٿҁรᇩᄉЦ˖Ḽࣲ̾ФАనੇ͂ၶ˖ᄉ Ꮄৎǌ ǊǊੇ֖ࠑ̠͂˶ڙᇶՉͮథ˓ˬ໗ຼᄉژភᓫḼ៘៘ ܷࠑڙԜʶࣱ᧖ᄉ᠇ǌᝧੇ͂ʶᡐᇮය˗ࠜዴ᧓ᄉࣱḼ ࣲʶᡸˀ˞Վᛠǌ
Dear Bishop Emeritus Gideon… દռݨጩઢᎠহȭ 㕮Ɲ⼇曑叴⦷⦠By Janis Chong Ƌ橓㖗ῈḰἁ⊅⅓⮋堳㔦ḢỢAdministrator of LCMS officeƌ
My heart was overwhelmed with
ministry. Despite ourselves,
thoughts when Sister Clarice
his passion for mission and for
approached me to write a short
the Gospel had inspired us to
article about Bishop Emeritus
When Rev. Gideon was
Bishop Gideon was the one
elected as the Bishop of
who led me to Christ and I still
LCMS, he became my imme-
remember vividly his sermons
diate boss. During his 12-year
were always filled with Chinese
tenure, I witnessed how total
culture. For one who had just
and complete was his dedica-
come back from Taiwan, I realized
tion to spreading the gospel.
only then that Christianity was so
He always said, “It’s better to
akin to Chinese culture and I
err on making decision than
to have missed any opportu-
thirsted for more of the truth.
nity to build a new church in a
Bishop Gideon was the same person
husband to be in the full- time
new ground.” But, at that time, we were often worried for him. Bishop Emeritus Gideon has now retired and migrated to U.S.A., I surely miss his kindness and generosity. His total unreservedness in the ministry of spreading the gospel and his love for Christ and strong sense of mission are shining examples to us who are from the younger generations. Lastly, I will miss Bishop’s wife for her ready smiles, her kindness and her soft spoken disposition. May the love and grace of God be with them always.
2 0 1 0 .1 0 - 1 2 L u th era n Lin k 2
ࣥቄ Ⴠȉ ˖㜵㌖例⍁⣒Ƌ㖗⊇❈䥅⭍晉宙ⷯƌ
▲ Martin Luther马丁路德
Dr. Christopher Lee earned his Ph. D degree in Historical and Theological
Studies at Westminster Theological Seminary. His dissertation focuses on the emergence and impact of the revival movement in the Chinese church in the twentieth century. He joined and served as a lecturer of Singapore Bible College since 1988.
3 ġ ᎓ ᮵ ᵐ ġ ĳ ı Ĳ ı Ⴘ Ĳ ı ĮĲ ĳ ࿉
㗌⸟䔆㴢⮭ᷴ⏖⇭䙫Ƅ忀㘖˥㕀Ḱ˦ ⽘⒴˥䔆㴢˦䙫⅟❲ὲ⬷˛巖⾞Ⱈ㘖 䛲妨㕀Ḱ᷵䔆㴢Ḳ旛䙫⅚倻Ə㈧Ọẵ
忀ḑ忂巖䜧㈲Əẵ俳⎽⽾⭾㕀㔠材䙫 ㇷ⊆˛ ˙˙⟡䝊⽹惤㘖⭾㕀㔠材䙫⽹⬷⽹⭀ ˛ằ⤐Ṇ㛰実⤁⟡䝊⽹ ⯣⏫䦴⏫㠞
䙫㔠材˛ ⯣㔠材䙫ạƏṆ䛣㜂忀Ẃ 㔠材僤⤆ㇷḡ㋨Ḭ䙫德⊏Ə✏㕀ἁḔ
In Reforming the Church?
By Dr. Christopher Lee (Lecturer of Singapore Bible College)
did Martin Luther succeed in bringing about the religious Reformation in the 16th Century? This is quite an interesting question, because he was not the first person who tried to introduce changes. Since the middle of the 13th Century, leaders in the Church knew that the Church was being corrupted and that changes were urgently needed. Off and on, there would be someone trying to initiate certain changes but eventually to no avail. It was only Martin Luther who succeeded in reforming the Church. Why? Before Martin Luther, there were church reformers who were conscientious, determined, driving and learned.They tried all sorts of ways to eradicate the Church of abuses. But only Martin Luther made it. Some people contribute his success to the support and help of his friends and some noblemen. However, comparing to those before him, Martin Luther did not have that much more advantage. Upon closer study, it is not difficult to note a major difference between his ways and those of his predecessors. His predecessors mainly went after certain corrupt abuses and systems. Of course Luther was concerned about these abuses. However, he was more concerned about the root cause of these corrupt behaviour and systems: the wrong teachings. He
dealt with the abuses from the perspective of the Holy Word and stressed the need to return to the Word. That’s where he got it right! Reformation erupted because of the discussion of the Indulgences (1517-1518). However, the actual event leading to the Reformation was the debate held at University of Leipzig (1519). This discussions did touch on the corruptions in those days; however, it also brought to the surface the doctrinal understandings on forgiveness of sins, the real nature of the Church and the true meaning of salvation. Martin Luther’s success was due to the fact that he did not just go after the corrupt behaviours; he also went after the Biblical teachings and doctrines behind those behaviours. As a matter of fact, a person will always behave according to what he believes. The previous reforming attempts focused only on the deeds but not on the faith of the church. As such, it was not thorough enough. Martin Luther’s reformation went straight to the faith level, from there then to the deeds, and eventually reformed the Church. We all know the three principles of the Reformation, i.e. ‘sola fide’, ‘sola scriptura’, ‘sola gratia’. These three principles of Faith, Bible and Grace Alones are doctrinal in nature. Some people might have the misconception that such discussions on doctrines have nothing to do with Christian’s
daily life. And thus people tend to overlook these doctrines, or even treat lightly the achievements of Martin Luther’s Reformation. As a matter of fact, doctrines are closely relevant to daily life. Let us take these three principles as an example. If one could put the three together in one complete sentence, one would have grasped what the Reformation is all about precisely. For example, we could say: ‘Embrace the Grace of the Bible by Faith.’ This saying, surely, comes from three doctrinal propositions; however, it is also surely closely related to practices of believers’ daily life. It is very practical and is inseparable from daily life! This is a classic example of how doctrines influence life. Martin Luther realized the connection between doctrines and life, and thus began his reforming career from this perspective. This is why Luther eventually succeeded in bringing about the Reformation. Christians are descendants of the Reformation. Today, there might be many different Christian groups promoting different sorts of ‘reformations’. Definitely, they all hope that their efforts promotion could become long-lasting movements with positive influences and results in the Church. If so, what can we learn from Martin Luther?
2 0 1 0 .1 0 - 1 2 L u th era n Lin k 4
˞ᮤብFeature articles ing
When You Sing Next Sunday, Thank luther •By Richard D. Dinwiddie
psalms, writing hymns based on Scripture passages, and recasting four German folk songs. He wrote at least five completely original hymns. Luther's greatest hymn "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" is based on the Vulgate
“luther has damned more souls
Albert Bailey has written that Luther
According to Roland Bainton, Luther
with his sermons” complained a
"gave the German people in their
wrote the hymn in 1527 after going
sixteenth-century Jesuit priest. In
own language the Bible and the hym-
into a deep depression caused by
fact, it is said that Martin Luther's
nbook so that God might speak
learning that his friend Leonhard
hymns were more significant than
directly to them in His Word. And that
Kaiser had been burned at the stake
the printed word in spreading the
they might directly answer Him in
in the Netherlands for refusing to
Reformation. Few people have read
their songs" (The Gospel in Hymns,
recant, while Luther himself was
his pulpit sermons, but his sermons
1950). It is for good, reason that
safe at home in his own bed.
through hymns continue to be
Luther has been called "the father of
preached every Sunday throughout
the world as they have for four-and-
This hymn has been sung in unusual situations. For instance;
For over a millennium between
during the Thirty Years War. Gusta-
the Council of Laodicea in the fourth
vus Adolphus had it sung by his
century and the birth of the Reforma-
army just before the battle of Leipzig
tion, the people had not sung in
in 1631. Composers have also made
example, Johann Sebastian Bach
church; only the clergy sang the
extensive use of the hymn. Bach
had Luther's works. In his personal
music. Although over 1,400 religious
used it in his cantata no. 80. Men-
library, and he used several of
lyrics in German had been written
delssohn made the tune the theme
Luther's texts and tunes as the basis
during the 650 years prior to the
of'the final movement of his fifth
of some of his finest music. Bach
Reformation. they were not part of
symphony, the "Reformation" Sym-
authority Albert Schweitzer consid-
the congregational heritage. Hymns
phony. Wagner used it in his Kaiser-
ered Luther's great musicianship
in the vernacular were allowed only
marsch. And these are but a few
pre- requisite to the impact Bach had
for special occasions, but even
examples. The hymn was not widely
on church music. Luther's hymn,
sung in English until the ninteenth
"Christ Lay in the Bands of Death"
and some major festivals--were held
century. How-ever, by 1900, not only
was the text for Bach's cantata no.
outside the sanctuary.
had it been translated into 53
4---probably the greatest cantata
Luther believed a return to biblical
languages, but 63 English versions
practice included the restoration of
Whenever we sing as a congrega-
con-gregational song in the people's
To Luther, "The gift of language
tion in church, we participate in one
own language. He was strongly
combined with the gift of song was
of Luther's greatest contributions: he
opposed to what we today call "spec-
only given to man to let him know
restored the gift of song to the
tator worship." "Who 'doubts," he
that he should praise God with both
people in their own language as part
said, "that originally all the people
of their worship. He said. "I intend to
sang these which now only the choir
proclaiming [the Word of God]
make German Psalms
sings or responds to white the bishop
through music." He wrote his' hymns
"so that the holy gospel which now
a-half centuries. Luther's influence touched the world's
people. [that is], spiritual songs so
that the Word of God even by means
Luther wrote a total of 37 hymns.
by the grace of God has risen anew
of song may live among the people."
He drew from many sources, adapt-
may be noised and spread abroad."
5 ġ ᎓ ᮵ ᵐ ġ ĳ ı Ĳ ı Ⴘ Ĳ ı ĮĲ ĳ ࿉
In Luther's priorities, the text was
also encouraged the use of instru-
use of music was "to the glorifica-
pre-eminent. The tunes were "to
mental music. He also encouraged
tion of God and the edification of
assist the text in becoming living
the use of instrumental music. He
man." He said, "We want the beauti-
voices of the gospel." Since his
wanted all musicians "to let their
ful art of music to be properly used
hymns were the vehicle of truth,
singing and playing to the Father of
to serve her dear Creator and his
Luther insisted on their purity.
all grace sound forth with joy from
Christians. He is thereby praised
their organs and whatever other
and honored and we are made
beloved instruments there are.
better and stronger in faith when his
Luther put the priority on congregational singing. He would
holy Word is impressed on our
call congregational rehearsals
"I am quite of the opinion that
during the week to learn new
next to theology, there is no art
hymns. In his German mass of
which can be compared to music;
Luther himself sought strength
1526, he dispensed with the choir
for it alone, after theology, gives us
and consolation in his music. His
rest and joy," he said on another
own practice can be an example to
singing to the congregation. He
occasion. Music was, in fact, "the
us when we too face times of great
wanted small churches that could
stress. During the dark days of the
not maintain a choir to be able to
considered music an essential part
Reformation, he would turn to his
have a complete service. Luther
of a pastor's training. "We should
friend Melancthon and say, “Come,
not ordain young men into the
Philipp, let us sing together the 46th
helped to improve one's sense of
ministry unless they have become
hearing and understanding and
well acquainted, with music in the
schools," he said.
consciousness of the people. He
Luther insisted that the proper
路德《坚古保障歌》手稿 A script of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” by Martin Luther ⷛ⒯⍚㘖⅝ᷧ˛✏ⷛ⒯䙫ὃ⒨ḔƏ⤎ 憶ὦ䔏巖⾞∂ὃ䙫宴㛙ḡ⟡㜓K䴇˛ ⷛ⒯䬓⏞㷬┘≎ Ƌㇽ実㘖㛰⏙Ọ㝌
To read the full article, go to this web site http://instructor.prairie.edu/CharterV
hearts by sweet music."
㛧⤎❲䙫㷬┘≎ƌ㬳宴㭊㘖憮䔏巖⾞ ∂ὃ䙫宾㬳˥&KULVW /D\ LQ WKH %DQGVRI'HDWK˦Ƌ宸㳏Ɲ彪ḡạ䆆ば䙫 㛙⏴㘖&KULVW -HVXV OD\ LQ GHDWK V VWURQJ EDQGVƌ˛
˙˙⼺ㇸồ᷵ἁỾᷧ⏳┘宾㗝Əㇸồ Ⱈ⎩᷵ṭ巖⾞ἆ⤎䙫崈䌕ḲᷧƝẽ⯭ 宾㬳忀ḑ䤣䉐ὃḡⳮ㋃䙫ᷧ惏ỤƏỌ ạồ凑ⷘ䙫寔姧⼹徿什ἁỾ˛巖⾞寛 Ɲ˥ㇸ宼䜧ḡạồ∂ὃ⾞寔宾㬳Əὦ
2 0 1 0 .1 0 - 1 2 L u t hera n Lin k 6
˞ᮤብFeature articles ạ㯸Ṇ⏖Ọ䛛㎌Ọ宾㬳⒴䥅˦˛巖
併䥅Ə 䜧柚ḷ⎢⮊宙䥅䙫怺˛ ẽ
The Beautiful Tradition of Lutheran: Chorale ၯ ኈ۠ ޟᓺ छ ༈ಛȈထພԢ ထພԢኈၯኈఀࣂ੫ԤॱޟዅМϽȂഺۖޱ൷Λ ၯኈȂтӵឍኈМထငӣਢȂζቸհᙏܾ୮ޟထພఋࡡ ڷၑհȂҬޟΟᡱ߬৶ӵᙄਢ֥୮Ȃоቨтঈޟ ߬ЖȄҥܻौᡱ։ٺϚᜋԅޟࡡॱڷҁҕԻۗᓍο ၭ୮ȂܚоዅࡡΪϷᙏȄࡣپᆍထພԢԙΙᆍМϽ ౪ຫȂӵБࣄպਢфБࠤኄݿၼҢӵтޟ୮ቑȃᆓॳ ฤထພࠉ࠷ԢϛȄБࠤޟЙݲоΙၾᓺछᝋڷ࠷ࠉޟ ࠷Ȃϛѓ൜ٲၯኈࣂ߬ಀዣொޟထພԢȄᆓॳฤ ထພࠉ࠷ԢޟഺհԙРࡣኈհԢড়ޟ༈ಛȂѓҀܜ ۓȃႪਿڷҀᏇպઽ้Ρഺհႆࣺ࿋юՓޟထພࠉ࠷ ԢȂ։ڍࡣٺ՝Јкఀ৶ȂծтঈᗙӰ٘ၯኈࣂ ༈ಛޟМϽήȂڗڧထພԢ֜ޟЕȄ
7 ġ ᎓ ᮵ ᵐ ġ ĳ ı Ĳ ı Ⴘ Ĳ ı ĮĲ ĳ ࿉
Martin Luther posited that worship should be conducted in German rather than Latin. He thus saw an immediate need for a large repertory of new chorales. He composed some chorale melodies himself, such as A Mighty Fortress. For other chorales he used Gregorian Chant melodies used in Catholic worship and fitted them with a new German text. A famous example is Christ lag in Todesbanden, which is based on the tune of the Catholic Easter Sequence Victimae Paschali Laudes. Today, many of the Lutheran chorales are familiar as hymns still used in Protestant churches, sung in four-voice harmony. Often the harmonizations are taken from the final sections of cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. The melodies of the chorales were only in a few instances composed by Johann Sebastian (JS)Bach; the large majority of melodies were based on chorales that were already familiar to his congregation.
Dinner at Uncle Boris's “i
don't know if all large families indulge in such orgies of self-abuse, but we make a specialty of it. I don't think it's pretense either. I mean, it's not like we believe secretly we are really superior and this is just talk. Our family is a story of endless errors of judgment, of bad situations made even worse by bickering.” Thus writes Charles Simic in his essay Dinner at Uncle Boris's. Although my age can be expressed in decades, I am a freshly minted Lutheran. The in- scription on this coin is from about two years ago. But I came to faith in Christ when I was in Scotland, a country impacted early by the reformation of the church, and the Scots are not apologetic about it: even today you can walk around the city of Edinburgh and observe street plaques declare where Protestants died for their beliefs. And you can observe plaques on churches which declare the names of many denominations. Like Uncle Boris's family, the church does not censor it's history. Reformation faith resulted in many people leaving the Western (Roman) church in the 16th century and forming new, Protestant churches. The modern historian, Mark Noll, lists the Diet of Worms of 1521 CE as one of twelve Turning Points or Decisive Moments in the history of Christianity. At Worms, Martin Luther, whom Pope Leo X called 'the wild boar from the forest,' was declared an outlaw and his writings were banned by the Christian Emperor, Charles V. [Luther had been excommunicated by Pope Leo
on Reformation Sunday By Rama (Bangsar Lutheran Church) X prior to the Diet of Worms]. I am used to bickering. As a child, I accompanied my mother on a visit to India. We went during wedding season. We stayed with numerous relatives and attending wedding after wedding. My main recollections are of bickering, of dredging up old stories of hurts, of denied requests for help, of scandals. The women would sit together and speak of these things, bluntly. The men would sit separately and speak of these things, bluntly. Even I, a five year old kid, would be reminded that years ago my father had not sent the bank draft uncle so-and-so had requested (in writing) for his daughter's wedding. At Worms, Luther's writings were reviewed. In 1520 alone, Luther had published five major books. The titles are revealing: Treatise on Good Works, The Papacy of Rome, Address to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation, Babylonian Captivity of the Church and The Freedom of a Christian. Luther dealt with big subjects. Luther dealt blows to the authorities and Luther dealt blows to the hearts of ordinary citizens. I don't know what Luther wrote about in letters to his relatives. Somehow I think his letters would have said much about God and Godly aspirations – and little about gifts.
So what does Reformation Sunday mean for me? It is, most of all, a scheduled reminder that we are to live in the knowledge of our human condition. We are to remember that history is transparent, there for all to see. We are to remember that even Biblical history does not hide the faults of characters God chooses, loves and uses. We are to recognize that unity is a goal, not a present reality. And that living in community, with all the pains including those inflicted by conversations, is an integral part of the Christian life. Reformation Sunday means we are to know our history: not just to learn from mistakes made, but to recognize that mistakes are common, indeed inevitable. Observing Reformation Sunday helps us remain in churches even when we would like to flee. Reformation Sunday is a day for reflecting on our freedom and on our being under authority. In Luther's words, “A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.” Luther engaged society. Luther attracted followers, who were not all like him – and we are thankful for that! For example, this is how Luther described parents who did not promote education of their children: “shameful, despicable, damnable parents who are no parents at all but despicable hogs and venomous beasts, devouring their own young.” When I read the 'strong' words some of my friends use to describe others, and the anger within me rises, I remember the words and the tone Luther used. And I calm down. Reformation Sunday reminds me that faith is imperfect, always being formed; and that it is dangerous to worship sanitized images. We have real ancestors who bickered like us. We should speak about them. Time for dinner at Uncle Boris's. I hope Luther comes.
Luther and his family 2 0 1 0 .1 0 - 1 2 L u t h era n Lin k 8
LETTER TO THE MEMBER CHURCHES
⎐ 㖔 ʊ ᮹ ⭰ ോ શ 㖕 ໞ ڂ ᄞ ሳ
the delegates of the Eleventh Assembly of The
Lutheran World Federation, met in tuttgart, Germany,
from 20 to 27 July, 2010, under the theme, “Give us today our daily bread.” We shared together a rich variety of
experiences and perspectives which have deepened our
relationships and strengthened our Communion.
This was a praying Assembly. At this first LWF Assembly with a prayer for its theme, the days were woven together by the Assembly hymn, inspired by this prayer. Each day, one word of this petition was highlighted in worship and Bible study. Through creative, multi-lingual liturgies of Holy Communion that expressed the faith we share, the diversity within our Communion could also be celebrated. In these times of worship we felt the deep inter-connectedness of our Communion in ways that are possible on such special occasions. The “daily bread” theme evoked discussions, particularly in village groups and public hearings, on food security, climate change, economic greed, illegitimate debt, human trafficking, HIV prevention, and gender justice. “Today you have heard and honored our story.” A high point of the Assembly was this response we heard from leaders of the Mennonite World Conference, as the Assembly asked forgiveness for violence done to Anabaptist Christians in Reformation times and its continuing legacies in Lutheran
teaching. With us for this action were a cloud of ecumenical witnesses, who were a sign of the Body of Christ at this deeply moving moment. The experience of the power of forgiveness and reconciliation at this Assembly promises hope for the future – with Anabaptists but also as an example for other places where relationships are strained or broken. We returned to this spirit of repentance and forgiveness repeatedly in relation to a variety of issues throughout this Assembly. Finally, we recognized the transitions which lie before us. Rev. Martin Junge, the General Secretary–elect, inspired the Assembly with his visions for the future of LWF.
9 ġ ᎓ ᮵ ᵐ ġ ĳ ı Ĳ ı Ⴘ Ĳ ı ĮĲĳ ࿉
以祷告做为世界路德宗联合大会主题，大会 期间我们安排了许多与祷告有关的圣诗；每 天在祷告会和查经会中，都会强调和主题「 祷告」有关的信息。守圣餐时，大会用多种 语言并创意的方式来进行。我们之间是那么 不同，但是大家表达的却是共同的信仰，这 是值得开心的。敬拜的时候也令我们感到奇 妙，因为在敬拜中能感受到彼此之间的合一 与联系。 “日用的饮食”这主题，引起大家热烈 的讨论，特别是在来自乡间的团体，以及公 开给公众的讨论会中。讨论的重点是：粮食 安全、气候变化、经济贪婪、非法放债、贩 卖人口、防范艾滋病，和性别平等。 “今天，大家听到了这个故事，也做了 该做的事。”大会的一个重点是我们听到门 诺世界大会的反应。本届大会向那些在改教 时期曾经受到暴力对待的重洗教派信徒寻求
教导向他们寻求原谅。在如此感人的一刻， 这个行动让大家看到大公基督教会就如同基 督的身体一样合一。宽恕以及和好的力量， 让本届大会的参与者看到未来的希望，就是 与重洗派和好的希望，同时也是与其他遭到 破坏的、紧张的关系的和好的希望。讨论到 其他议题的时候，大会一而再、再而三地重 提悔改和宽恕的精神。 最后，我们看清摆在我们面前将要来临 的转变。大会的候任总干事Martin
What Happens at an Assembly?
What is an LWF Assembly? ̣˥௦ǓˆႌᡸॳᐎՋܷ͗ǔ The Assembly, normally held every six years, is the LWF's highest decision-making body. Between Assemblies the LWF is governed by its Council, which convenes annually, and by its Executive Committee. ॴ߽ᐏՌܸ͘ᤰඈОࣲˡᛡʷὊ௧ˇႍॴ߽ᄊత ᰴхኖǍࣱǒˇႍॴ߽Ǔѷႀੰᛡނր͘ܫေԣ ੰᛡхኖὊඈࣲԸनʷေ̃͘ᝬǍ The Assembly consists of representatives of the member churches of the Federation. As the principal authority of the LWF, the Assembly: ܸ͘ᄊੇրӊǒˇႍॴ߽Ǔੇրஔ͘ᄊ̽᛫Ǎಪǒ ˇႍॴ߽ǓᄊขὊॴ߽ᐏՌܸ͘ᄊҪᑟద is responsible for the LWF Constitution ࠫǒˇႍॴ߽Ǔᄊቦሮ᠇᠊ gives general direction to LWF work ҄ࠀǒˇႍॴ߽Ǔᄊ̃ࢺԧ࡙வՔ elects the president and members of the Council ᤥˡေ̃͘˟ࣞԣੇր takes action on the address of the president and the reports of the general secretary and the treasurer ˟ࣞǌሜ˺̿ԣ᠉ઑշ
1 1 ġ ᎓᮵ ᵐ ġ ĳ ı Ĳ ı Ⴘ Ĳ ı Į Ĳ ĳ ࿉
Representatives gathered at an Assembly make major decisions on the future direction of the LWF, share experiences about issues facing their churches, and worship together celebrating their cultural diversity. Պஔ͘ᄊ̽᛫ܸ͘ښర˟᜶хࠀ̀ǒˇႍॴ߽Ǔ ళᄊԧ࡙Ὂࣳ˅֗Х̵̽᛫Ѭ̔̚ืፃᰎὊʷՏஜ ǌࣼᇷज़ӑᄊܳЋভǍ
ឹѢࣝᄉᐎՋܷ͗ The Assembly participants will include 418 delegates from the 140 full LWF member churches around the world. Others attending are representatives from associate member churches; observers from recognized congregations and councils; advisers from LWF national committees and related agencies; non-delegate members of the LWF Council; local, co-opted and LWF staff; interpreters and translators; stewards; ecumenical guests; visitors; and accredited media. ܸ͘ᄊԠҫᏨదर̽᛫418ͯὊӊᒭǒˇႍ ॴ߽ǓՊڡ140˔ᄊੇրஔ͘ǍХ̵ѷదˁǒˇႍॴ߽ ǓదՌͻТጇᄊஔ֗̽͘᛫Ὂǒˇႍॴ߽Ǔނր͘ ᮏὊǒˇႍॴ߽ǓՏࢺǌᏢឋրǌҬ̡րǌࠇ̿ ԣʹǍ
My Reflections….. of LWF Assembly By Linda Wong Linda attend the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Ipoh. She work as a HR Manager and also serving actively the in church including as Chairwoman of Sister. She was the delegate of Malaysia for the Lutheran World Federation Eleventh Assembly.
It was an unexpected
study, then the Assembly
experience and the exposures to the
proper and ends with an
different culture and people that were
evening worship service.
present at the Assembly. Before I
The worship service was
continue further, I wish to thank LCMS
awesome. It was lead by
and LWF Asia Region for giving me this
different groups each day
opportunity to attend the Assembly.
and in 4 different languages.
When Bishop Lok asked me whether I could
The style of the worship was wonderful with the word of
delegate for LCMS to the LWF Assem-
God shared in a unique setting. The
Another great experience for me
bly, I was expecting another usual
Assembly itself was smooth sailing.
was that I was able to see and feel the
Assembly or Conference that we had
The small study group was such a
brotherhood of Christianity in this
here in Malaysia.
great idea. This is where one has the
Assembly and the concern of LWF in
It was a surprise as the Assembly
opportunity to share what one has
community work and the love for its
started with a live worship service in
learned from the morning bible study
neighbours. The work of LWF is
one of the church, a walking distance
and anything of concern. All discus-
commendable. However it a bit sad to
from the Assembly. It was my first expe-
sions were recorded and submitted at
know that the Assembly only gathers
rience to see so many people from
the end of the day to the Assembly.
once every 6 years which I felt it’s a bit
different country and region singing
However, the most touching experi-
too long. Last but not least, I wish to
together worship God. It was awesome.
ence I had at this Assembly was the
once again thank LCMS and God for
The whole assembly was organized in
reconciliation between the Lutherans
this wonderful opportunity.
such a way that we have morning
and the Anabaptist . God’s love was
worship service followed by group
manifested that evening.
At the Mennonite Action service, each person mark a cross with olive oil onto another person's hand to signify peace. ښǔឳᛡүǕᄊ˗Ὂඈ˔̡Ի̿ښԳʷ̡ᄊᑀʽ̿ഽ෴ ѳӡᝮՂ̿᛫ᇨࣱ֗Ǎ
Every morning, the Assembly begins with a morning service. Many grains were formed together and many grapes were crushed. ܸ͘రඈܹொʽᦐదǍಸʽୌஊ̀Պመዝ֗ᗈᖭයǍ
2 0 1 0 .1 0 - 1 2 L u t hera n Lin k 1 2
Rev. Daniel Wong and his family left Kuala Lumpur back in June for Papua New Guniea (PNG) for a new journey. It is a whole new ministry and God has brought this family to serve mainly the Chinese Immigrants who are rapidly growing in PNG due to economic growth. The family settles in MADANG, a fairly small town which is situated at the bay of the ocean surrounded by lushes of greens. After several months, the family is now feeling at home at this new place. The two kids, Yixin and Qian Xin have enrolled into school and are learning to make friends with the locals. However, the political situation can be quite daunting especially for the Asians because of the instable economic and the high crime rate. God is good and on the first month, the family got to know some of local Chinese and it has been a blessing for the family to be able to speed up the adapting process. On 2nd of July, the first meeting by the Chinese group has started. The meeting group is helpful especially for
those who have been Christian but have not received any form of discipleship for a long time. The meeting becomes a consistent platform for them to have bible study and learn about Christianity. At the same time, Rev. Daniel is the English pastor for Memorial Lutheran Church in Madang which had been serving the community for more than 60 years. The church was founded by missionaries from Germany and now they have left the place. Due to the increase in number of Chinese, new ministry for the Chinese immigrant workers is in need. Besides that, in 2004, a mining joint project between China and Papua New Guinea was started. It is one of the biggest nickel and cobalt mines operated by Chinese companies. The project has brought in many job opportunities and improved infrastructures. However, the rapid development has caused some concerns including environment issues. With the influx of Chinese immigrants,
˙˙㱑⾾䥌䉎ⷯ⎱⮝ạ✏⅔㛯䦢⻧⏰晭❈Ə∴⽧ⷛⷪẁ㖗⇇Ⅼẁ˛⯠㱑䉎 ⷯᷧ⮝ạ㝌寛Ə忀㘖⅏㖗䙫㖬䧲Ə⅏㖗䙫Ṳⷌ˛⼺✗亶㴵ᷴ㖔ㇷ敦Ə㈧Ọ 㵳⅌⤎憶䧢㯸Ƌ⎯ỌḔ⛤ạⰬ⤁ƌƏ㱑䉎ⷯᷧ⮝ⰘⰬἶ✏㵞㹥⯶攮橓⼺˛ ˙˙⇇ḑ㛯⏵忷㷷ṇブṭ㖗䎖⡪Ə⭐⬷Ọ⾪⑳對堳Ṇ⅌⭍Ⱈ寢Ə人ẋṭᷧ Ẃ⼺✗㛲⎲Əᷴ微⛇ḡⰧ⊦ᷴ䨚⮁Ə亶㴵ᷴ䨚˚㲢⭰ᷴ⥤ƏⰋ⅝⯠ẁ㴙ạ 㝌寛奨㛛⊇⯶⾪˛ㄆ尉ᷱ⸄ㄯ䈘Ə✏ẽồ㊜徥䙫䬓ᷧḑ㛯ƏⰘ宋宭ṭᷧẂ ⼺✗䙫Ḕ⛤ạƞ杇䜧䥅䙫ぐ⅟Ə⽯⿒Ⱈ僤忩ṭ˛ ˙˙ᷪ㛯ṳ㗌⻧⦲䬓ᷧ㬈Ḕ⛤ạ䙫偁ἁ˛忀偁ἁ⯠ᷧẂḔ⛤Ὲ⽹⽯㛰⸕⊐ Ə⛇ḡẽồⷙ亶⽯Ḭ㲈㛰㎌⎾族⽹宔亪Ə偁ἁṆㇷḡẽồ⮁㗝㟌亶⭍ṇῈ ỗ䙫✡㈧˛㱑䉎ⷯ⎆㜓㊬Ợ勘㕮⟩䙫䉎ⷯƏ橓⼺䙫⟩ἁⷙ㛰嵬微⅔⌨⍭ ⏙Ə㘖䔘⾞⛤⮊㕀⣒∂䪲䙫ƋἭ䛕∴ⷙ䦢⻧ƌƏ䔘ṵḔ⛤ạ⢅⊇ṭƏ䎗✏ 曧⏍⢅⊇䉎ⅢḔ⛤ạ䧢㯸䙫Ṳⷌ˛
Church leaders from Germany and PNG have the vision to reach out to these mine workers. They lived in an enclosed compound any movements are “monitored” so how to go in and work with them is very challenging. Unlike in our country, you can make visitation or invite people to come to church. Early July, Rev Daniel and his family were invited by a hotel owner for dinner. At the dinner, Rev. Daniel was introduced to the senior administrative staff of RAMU NICO, which is the main operating company. It was a rare occasion for a pastor to get to meet officers and it has given Rev. Daniel the opportunity to build relationship with them. The company is open to suggestions to allow ministry to begin for the mine workers.
Rev. Daniel Wong and his family are supported by LCMS Mission and Lutheran Church in Bavaria. 汪牧师和家人的事工是由马新信义会以及在巴伐利亚 的信义会支持。
˙˙Ḕ⛤⑳㖗⇇Ⅼẁṵ嵞倻同ᷧḑ⻧䟦䙫 守⇹Ə䟦✡⸍㝌ṭ実⤁Ⱈḁ㜡ἁƏṆ㎷⌮ṭ⼺✗䙫 ⟡㜓⻡宥Əᷴ微Ə⿒怆䙫⎸ⰼ⍛Ṇịạ㊬⾪Ə⋬㋓ 䎖ῄ㖠杉䙫晷⿎˛Ḕ⛤䧢㯸ạ㕗⤎⢅Ə⾞⛤⑳㖗⇇ Ⅼẁ㕀ἁ䙫桭塽䛲∗ṭ⏸䟦ⷌἇ䥶柚䙫⻩屈ƏἭⷌ ạἶ✏昷∝⌡憳Ə㈧㛰堳⊏惤⎾䚸䮈Ə⛇㭋奨᷵ẽ ồ㎌姍㘖䛟⼺⛗暥䙫˛ ˙˙ᷪ㛯∄Ə㱑䉎ⷯ⑳⮝ạ⎾㞷⮝㖬業ḢạḲ恧⇡ ⸔⮛ἁƏ✏⮛ἁᷱƏ㱑䉎ⷯ㛰㜡ἁ宋宭ᷧ旛⼺✗䙫 ⤎⅓⏟5$081,&2䙫檿Ⱙ䮈䏭ạ˛ᷧἴἇ怺ạ墒 Ẳ亴什⅓⏟䙫䮈䏭Ⱙ㘖⽯⯸㛰䙫ṲƏ㱑䉎ⷯ厞⽾㜡 ἁ⑳ẽồ⻡䪲⅚䳢ƏẽồṆ㎌⎾㎷宕Ə宐⮊㕀Ṳⷌ ✏䟦ⷌḔ忂堳˛
1 3 ġ ᎓᮵ ᵐ ġ ĳ ı Ĳ ı Ⴘ Ĳ ı ĮĲ ĳ ࿉
Urgent Appeal: Myanmar Rats Disaster áƒŚŢ§â€Ťá&#x;°×˛â€ŹÄˆŕŹžÓ„á‰žŐ¸á€‚Ő tKLVUDWVÄ‡GLVDVWHUVWDUWHGLQ.DQSDOHW7RZQVKLSVLQFHWKH PRQWK RI -DQXDU\ 3DGG\ PDL]H SLQHDSSOHV DQG YHJHWDEOH FURSV LQ WKH IDUPV ZHUH GHVWUR\HG DQG GRPHVWLF DQLPDOVNLOOHG1RWKLQJLVOHIWLQWKHILHOGVIRUWKHYLOODJHVWR KDUYHVW Ë™Ë™âš›ă›Żâť§âŚ˛Ć?ä“żâˇźâŠšâť§âŚ˛â‡ĄäŽ—ćź‡ä ĽË›â†ƒä”—ć†łä™Ťä¨˘äąšËšä?° ĺ›§ćş´Ëšâ‡‹ă˘?âŽąĺ?ƒĺŠžć ”âŽžâˆ—ä ›âœśĆ?âŽ?ä•ƒáš†ĺ˘’ăœ§Ë›â†ƒăœ¸ä™Ťä”—âœ—ĺ˘’â?Şá¸‘ ä˛Ľâ„°Ć?ă”?â‰™ă—‡ăœ‚Ë›
7KH UDWV GHVWUR\HG QRW RQO\ WKHLU IDUPV EXW DOVR WKHLU GRPHVWLF DQLPDOV VXFK DV FKLFNHQ DQG GXFNV (YHQ KRXVH KROGVWXIIOLNHSLOORZVDQGEODQNHWVZHUHQRWVSDUHG8UJHQW DSSHDOVUHTXHVWLQJIRUKHOSZHUHVHQWRXWWRGRQRUVWRKHOS WKHPRYHUWKHFULVLV Ë™Ë™äż¨ćź‡áˇ´áźä ›âœśâ†ƒä”—Ć?â?łă—?ĺžżăœ§ă˘âŽ?ä•ƒĆ‹âĽŠć¸ˆËšć¸”ĆŒĆ?ĺż…âŽ?ć†ł ä™Ťă?źâ¤›â‘łĺ˘’ĺ¤Œáš†âŽžâˆ—ä ›âœśË›âźşâ°§âˇ™äşśĺŻžă°ŠĆ?ä›Łăœ‚â?Ťă– ăŒˇâŠ?â¸•âż€Ć? áťŒâ‹˝ĺ§Šĺż€âœĄâ?˜ăœĄË› 2Q 6XQGD\ -XO\ VL[ UHSUHVHQWDWLYHV QRQ&KULVWLDQV IURP.DQSDOHWFDPHWR0\DQPDU/XWKHUDQ&KXUFK0/& WR VKDUH DERXW WKH KDUGVKLS H[SHULHQFHG E\ WKHLU FRPPXQLW\ DQGDSSHDOHGWRWKHFKXUFKIRUVRPHILQDQFLDODVVLVWDQFHWR WLHWKHPRYHU
Ë™Ë™ă‡¸áť“â?¸äĽ…ä¤Żă°Šáź â˝žâˆ—ă››â¤ ă?Œĺ‡‘áˇ˝ä”łâ?Ťâœ—áżˆá¸°âžă•€áź ä™Ťă?›âŠ?Ë› ĺ™¤ä„?â¤ ă•—âœ?ä“żâˇźâŠšä™Ťä ĽăŻ¸ćƒ¤ă˜–ć?…áżˆâ˝šĆ?ă‡¸áť“áş´ä¤ŻäĽžáş˝áť“âœ?ă‹ĺ‹?ćšĽ ä™Ťă—?âˆ˘Ć?â›‡äœ§ă‡¸áť“ä™Ťă…žă…?ă?›âŠ?â‘łă”–ă‹¨Ć?ĺƒ¤â¤†äşśâ?áˇąâ¸„ä™Ťäˆ˜Ë› Early of October, LCMS has sent RM 7,000 over to Myanmar Lutheran Church for the relief project. Support and contributions are to be channeled to the Lutheran Church in Malaysia and Singapore who has coordinated the relief last year with funds from partners of the Mekong Mission Forum (MMF). The Mekong Mission Forum (MMF) was involved in the rats disaster project in Myanmar last year through the Lutheran Church in Malaysia & Singapore. Myanmar Lutheran Church was one of the churches accepted as a member of the LWF in its recent Assembly in Stuttgart, Germany.
Ë™Ë™ă›Żă—ŒĆ?áź´áťŠĺĄ?Ć‹ć?…â&#x;Ąä?Šâ˝šĆŒáşľä“żâˇźâŠšă?Œâˆ—äťŹ ä”&#x;ä™Ťáżˆá¸°áź Ć‹0/&ĆŒĆ?ĺŽ™ĺż—áş˝áť“ä™ĽâŚşăˆ§ć?‰âŻ ä™Ťâ›—âĄŞĆ? â?łă—?â?¨ĺŻžă•€áź ăŽˇáž‚ĺ´‰âŠˆă?›âŠ?Ć?â¸•âŠ?áş˝áť“âş?ĺžŽă—?ĺ‰—Ë› 7KH 5DWV 'LVDVWHU 5HOLHI &RPPLWWHH RI 0/& VWDUWHG WR ZRUN RQ WKH PDWWHU DQG DQ RIIHULQJ RI 86ZDVFROOHFWHGIRUWKHUHOLHISURMHFW+RZ HYHU ZLWK WKLV OLPLWHG IXQG RQO\ EDJV RI ULFH 86' RU .V SHU SDFN FRXOG EH VHQW WR WKHP Ë™Ë™0/&ä™ŤÄ„ĺ§Šă”¸ćź‡ä ĽâŚťâ?żáź Ä…äŞ˛â?šĺ łâŠ?Ć?âš?â‹†â˝žä˝ľ ć†¸â„Şä™ŤăŒˇăŹĽĆ?áˇ´ĺžŽĺż€äŤťâŻść’˜Ć?â?‘â¤†áš—ĺĄ˛ä™ŤäąšĆ‹ áˇ§ĺĄ˛äąšâ°˜ĺĽ¨ä˝ľâ„ŞĆŒĺż¨äť€áş˝áť“Ë› :H DUH SUD\LQJ WKDW PRUH KHOS FRXOG EH H[WHQGHG E\ WKH ZRUOGZLGH /XWKHUDQ FRPPX QLRQ0RVWRIWKHDIIHFWHGSHRSOHLQ.DQSDOHWDUH QRWEHOLHYHUVDQGZHSUD\WKH\FRXOGH[SHULHQFH WKHORYHRI*RGWKURXJKRXUJHQHURXVKHOSDQG VXSSRUWDWWKLVWLPHRIWKHLUFULVLV For more information, please contact Sally Lim at
email@example.com and you can send cheques to LCMS office.
ă€€ă€€éŠŹć–°äżĄäš‰äźšĺˇ˛äşŽ10 ćœˆĺˆ?ć??ćŹžéŠŹĺ¸ 7ĺ?ƒäť¤ĺ?‰çť™çź…ç”¸äżĄäš‰äźščľˆç žčŽĄĺˆ’ă€‚ ć‰€ćœ‰ć?´ĺŠŠĺ’Œć??ćŹžĺ?ŻĺŻ„ĺˆ°éŠŹć–°äżĄäš‰äźšă€‚éŠŹć–°äżĄäš‰äźšč‡ŞĺŽťĺš´čľˇĺˇ˛ĺ’Œçœ‰ĺ…ŹĺŽŁć•™ čŽşĺ?›ďźˆMMFďź‰ćˆ?ä¸şć•‘ç žäź™äź´ďźŒć•´ĺ?ˆčľˆç žĺ&#x;şé‡‘ďźŒĺ??č°ƒć•‘ç žă€‚ MMFĺœ¨ĺŽťĺš´ĺˇ˛é€? ć€ľéŠŹć–°äżĄäš‰äźšĺ?‚ä¸Žçź…ç”¸éź ç žçš„ć•‘ć?´čŽĄĺˆ’ă€‚çź…ç”¸äżĄäš‰äźš ĺœ¨ćœ€čż‘äşŽĺžˇĺ›˝ä¸žčĄŒçš„čˇŻĺžˇĺŽ—ä¸–ç•Œĺ¤§äźšä¸ďźŒč˘ŤćŽĽçşłä¸şäźšĺ‘˜ć•™äźšă€‚čŚ ćƒłäş†č§Ł ć›´ĺ¤ščŻŚćƒ…ďźŒčŻˇč ”çťœSALLY LIMďźš firstname.lastname@example.orgă€‚ć‚¨äš&#x;ĺ?ŻäťĽĺ°†ć”ŻçĽ¨ĺŻ„ć?ĽéŠŹć–°äżĄäš‰äźšĺŠžäş‹ĺ¤„ă€‚
2 0 1 0 .1 0 - 1 2 L u t hera n Lin k 1 4
á¤œŕŚ?ĐŽá ŠMemorial article
Remembering Rev. A. Samuel Muthiah By Rev. Augus ne Muthusamy (Good Shepherd Lutheran Church)
rev. A. S. Muthiah came to the LCMS in 1977, when he was posted to Good Shepherd Lutheran Congrega on. With about 40 people, he started the Tamil service there. But his story did not Ë™Ë™0XWKLDKä‰ŽâˇŻášľâš›âŠ‡â…ŒćŠ“ă–—áżˆá¸°áź âš?â¤° ă´Ľä‰Žâ…˘ĺ‰–ä‰Žâ&#x;ŠĆ?áş˝âť§âŚ˛ăˇˆäąšâŻťă•ŽâłŽă‹ƒáš˛âˇŒă—?Ć?áź âŽ˛â?‘ă›°â¤Žäş?â›‚âŒ¨áşĄË›áˇ´ĺžŽĆ?áş˝ä™Ťă”Źáš˛âš?áˇ´ă˜–áşľć‚Š
start there. It started about 92 years ago in India.
ă—?âť§âŚ˛Ć?äżłă˜–áš„âŒ¨ášłâš›âˆ´âœ?â?—âş?âť§âŚ˛Ë› Ë™Ë™0XWKLDKä‰ŽâˇŻâ…?â?´á¸Ą $VLU\DWKDP 6DPXHO 0XWKLDK $VLU\DWKDP ă˜–áş˝äˆ?áş™ä™Ťâ?´âŹž Ë›ášľ âš›ă›Żă—Œä”†ášľâ?—âş?ä™ŤćŠ“âžžăŠ°ă––Ć?ăźżćƒ¤Ë›ä”˜ ášľáş˝ĺŽ&#x;â¤ áş™áşĄćƒ¤âœ?ă•€áź ć†łâ…?ĺ€łáš˛â¤°Ć?âœ?0XWKLDK ä‰ŽâˇŻă—?ăœ†ăŠšäť„áşľáš˛ĺż€á¸‘ăˆ§ĺŻşä™ŤËĽâŽ?áź‡áš˛á¸ ËŚË›áş˝ áşľáš˛ĺŽ&#x;â¤ â…?áş˝ĺ łá¸ Ć?â?ľă?ŒăŽŒâŽžă•€âˇŻĺŽ”äşŞâš?ă‡ˇâŽ?Ć? âŠ â?ľâ‘łâŚ˘âŹˇáˇ§â?łâœ?äŚ¨áşĄâ?ă ˆáť˘ă•€Ë›âš›Ć?áş˝â›… âšťâ?—âş?âŽŠă•€áżˆá¸°áź ä™Ťâ‘Łâ?“Ć?ăŽŒâŽžâ›‚âš›ä™ŤäĽ…â?ĺŽ”äşŞ Ćžâš›ă‹°äŞ˛á¸Ąä‰ŽâˇŻĆ?ć‚Šă—?âš›áş˝áˇ°âŒ¨âą¨Ë›âš› ă›ŻĆ?áş˝ă?Œâˆ—ćŠ“ă?Œáş Ć?âœ?âŒ¨ášťäĄ¸ä™Ťć”ˆâ°áżˆá¸°áź ăŠŹ áť˘ä‰ŽâˇŻË› Ë™Ë™âš›áş˝âłă‡ˇâžă•€â?ä źâŁ’â?áź´Ć?âš›áş˝ĺž… âŽ˘ášćŠ“ă?ŒĺĽŚáş âŽŠć€şáżˆá¸°áź ä™ŤâˇŒá˝ƒË›ă•—ă›Żá¸˛â?ľĆ?áş˝ âŠ‡â…ŒášćŠ“ă–—áżˆá¸°áź Ë›âœ?ăź’ć•Śä™Ťáš˛â¤°ĺˇ–ĺżťá¸”Ć? 0XWKLDKä‰ŽâˇŻâœ?â?Ťă– ć?‰ă„†âŠ?ášĺŽ&#x;â¤ áşĄĆžáş˝ä‰Žâ…˘áš áˇ°âŒ¨â¤ âš›ä™Ťáżˆá¸°áź ĺ‰–ä‰Žâ&#x;ŠĆ?â‡‡âš›âˆ´ăˆ´âˆ á¸Ąáş˝âšäĽ„ áš„âŒ¨â¤ŽâŻŚĆ?â?łă—?áš†ă˜–áş˝ă‹°ä‰Žâ…”âŒ¨â‘?âš›äş‘âżœĆ?áˇľáź âŽĽâŽ‰áťžâ¤ Ć?âœĄć?‰âŁ•ĺŚŠË›áş˝áˇ§ä”†ä™Ťáš˛â¤°Ć?ćƒ¤ĺŽ—ĺ˝¤âˆ— ćŠ“ă?ŒĺĽŚáş âŽŠć€şáżˆá¸°áź â‘łćŠ“ă–—áżˆá¸°áź ä™Ťâ?™â…łć†łášË› Ë™Ë™0XWKLDKä‰ŽâˇŻă—Œâˆ´ĺž…áˇ˝Ć?â?–ĺŻ›ă˜–ă•€áź Ëšáş˝ä™Ť âŽ?áşĄâ‘łă›˛âŽ˛ä™Ťă?†â¤˜Ë›ćŠ“ă–—áżˆá¸°áź ä™Ťä?áš˛áť“áš†âœ?ă›§ ĺž¸ä™Ťä?áš˛áź ĺŽ•á¸”ĺĄ?ĺžĽâż§âżœá¸˛ăƒśË›ćƒ”ă˜şć¸Šä‰ŽâˇŻĆ?ËĽ áş˝ă—?âˆ˘ćƒ¤âœ?ăƒ?âżœäœ§áş˝ä™Ťáš˛âˇŒË›ËŚâ‡żâ›¤ä Śä‰ŽâˇŻĆ?ËĽ áş˝ă˜–áˇ§áź´ĺ‰–âˇŻË›áş˝ä™Ťć€şä?â„ŹâŽ…Ć?áş˝ä™Ťĺ°?ĺ™ ËšäżˇâžŞ Ëšâ‹ŹâŽ Ć‹ćŠ“ă–—áżˆá¸°áź ä™Ťä‰ ĺ´?á¸˛áˇ§ĆŒĆ?â€Łâ˝žă‡¸áť“â? áš‡Ë›ă›°áş˝âœ?âœĄă—?Ć?áş˝ă€˘ă˜–ć‚Šá¸Żâ°ć?€Ć?áşľáˇ´áˇľáşĄáš° ĺŽĄË›ËŚ'HYDGDVDQä‰ŽâˇŻĺŻ›Ć?ËĽáˇ§á¸‘â˝ŻäĽŒâ‘łă¸?ăžťä™Ť áşĄË›áş˝áˇ§ä”†ĺ™¤ä„?äşśâ?ĺžŽâ˝Żâ¤ ĺ‰—ĺ‹?Ć?áş˝â?›ĺƒ¤â¤†ăł—ä„? âŁŤá¸˛Ë›ËŚć˜áź ä?ŠĆ?ËĽáş˝ĺ™¤ä„?ć?‰âŻ ášĺŽ&#x;â¤ ă‹¸ă‡żĆ?áş˝ âŻ áˇąâ¸„ä™Ťáżˆć?‡â‘łáżˆâžŞĆ?ă€˘ă˜–ć‚Šá¸Żä™Ťä¨šâ›ĄË›áş˝â˝Żĺ´† ĺ´Šáť˘Ć?ă˜–âš›ĺ˝˘ä‰ŽâˇŻä™ŤâĽ¤ăŚƒă žâ‘łă¨ˆĺ‹ŞË›ËŚ Ë™Ë™ä?áš˛áť“áš†âœ?áź ĺŽ•á¸”ćşżâ’§áˇ§â‡ć’†áťŒä¤Ąĺż¤ă‚Łâ‘łâŻą ă•“Ë›
Madras (Chennai), India. He had many rela ves who were church
1 5 ÄĄ áŽ“áŽľ áľ? ÄĄ Äł Äą Ä˛ Äą á‚¸ Ä˛ Äą ÄŽ Ä˛ Äł ŕż‰
He was born on 18 February 1919 as Asirvatham Samuel Muthiah (Asirvatham, being the fatherâ€™s name), at Pandur, workers, and so, in his early years, he refused to take up â€˜the family tradeâ€™ and tried instead for all kinds of other work. Finally he went for Teachersâ€™ Training, Soon a er, he got married and then both of them taught in a private school. In 1943, he answered a call from the Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church in India, and went into 4 years of theological training. Upon graduaon, he was ordained in 1949, at the age of 30. In December, 1950, he came to Malaya and took up the posi on of pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Brickfields. In 1973, he completed his Masterâ€™s in Religion. In 1976, he resigned from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia and some months later, joined the LCMS in 1977. Throughout his long career, Rev. Muthiah has touched the lives of many people, and in many places. Good Shepherd LC, where he was for over 30 years, celebrated his 90th birthday just a couple of years ago. It was a grand celebra on, for the celebra on was also for the 60 years of ordained ministry that Rev. Muthiah was involved in. His span of ministry was such that he appears in both the ELCM and the LCMS history books! His recent passing was a great loss to the church as well as to family and friends. At a recent EXCO mee ng, several members of the EXCO remembered him fondly: Rev. Sivin Kit â€œHe had that constant concern for ministry.â€? Rev. Thomas Low: â€œA very good teacher, solid content, learnt a lot from him, humility, pa ence, acceptance â€“ the one constant in the LCMS â€“ his quiet presence was very comfor ng, never conten ous.â€? Rev. Devadasan : â€œVery calm and gentle person, a person who has faced so many diďŹƒcules in life and yet remained calm.â€? Bishop Lok: â€œVery firm in his trust and faith in spite of his challenges, very commi ed, and a real inspira on and example to the younger pastors.â€? The EXCO paused for a minute in respect of Rev. A. S. Muthiah
TWO SIDES COME ˏழ TOGETHER
ՋᏪ˝ʶ ˙˙昭ἁ䝊✏⅏⛤㕀䉎⎱桭 塽⺎寯ἁƒⷯ㮴䟻ṇἁᷱ⏸ ⤎⮝旕 Ḳ⏵寛Ɲ˥奨㉱ ⅏⛤䙫䉎ⷯἇ怺⑳㉎Ṳồ⏓ 暭✏ᷧ嵞⅘㸈ḋ㙁Əᷴ㘖ᷧ ờ⮠㗺䙫Ṳ˛˦ ˙˙ˣ⏯ᷧƏ⻡䪲ˤ㘖㜓ⰱ ⤎ἁ䙫Ḣ桿˛忀㘖橓㖗ῈḰ ἁ䬓ᷧ㬈ḥ⊅忀㠞䙫审❂Ə宐䉎ⷯồ⑳ἁ⎲桭 塽ồ⅘⏳⎩᷵ƏṆ宐桭塽ồ䛛㎌⑳ἁ䝊⯠寄˛ ⏳㗝Ə⤎ἁṆ宐ⷯ㮴ồ㛰䟻ṇἁƏ䔘⤎ἁ宙 㜵併⾞⌢䔆⑳㱯Ḥ卵⦷⦠⸍桭˛ ˙˙⤎ἁ㛰ṻ桠⭾㗏㛰ṻ桠ƝᷧƏᾪ忂䉎ⷯἇ 怺⑳ἁ⎲桭塽ồ⊇㷘⯠⽣㭋䙫ṭ姊⎱倻䳢ƞṳ Ə宐⏫⟩ἁ⑳〢ἁ㛛⮭⇮✗⏯ὃƞᷰƏ宐䉎ⷯ ἇ怺ồ᷵ἁ⎲桭塽ồ㛰⎸ⰼ㖗䙫⅚䳢ƞ⛂Əṭ 姊⏫⟩ἁ⯠ṵ橓㖗ῈḰἁ㜑㝌䙫嵗⏸⑳守⇹䙫 䛲㲼ƞṻƏ什ṯⷯ㮴ồ㔖㋨⑳滺⊘˛ ˙˙䬓ᷧ㙁䙫ῈざḔƏ㜵⌢䔆奨㈧㛰⇡⸔俬㛛 㷘ᷧⰩ⎢〄俪Ɲ倝䨊崷什族⽹ᷧ怺㖗䙫寒⑤Ə Ⱈ㘖奨₶倝䨊䈘ẽồ悊㠞⽣㭋䛟䈘Ə㛰ầḯヶ ḰƢ⏳㗝ƏㇸồṆ⎢〄俪⅚ṵ˥⛉人˦䙫攀寖 忞〄˛晻⤐㗐㙏儺⊂崄Ⅎ⍁⣒⸍桭䁜㗝㎷慹 ㇸồƝ˥⏯ᷧᷴ㘖仆ᷧ˛˦忀⏌寄㕛⤐Ⱈ✏ ㇸồ䙫僸㵞憳伔亼ᷴ⎢˛ ˙˙㜓ⰱ⤎ἁ䙫⭾㗏ḲᷧⰘ㘖宐 ⤎⮝ṭ姊橓㖗ῈḰἁ䙫ṲⷌƏ⋬ ㋓Ɲ⮊㕀˚䤥ἁ⅚˚朹⯸˚ 㕀備˚族⽹宔亪˚䉠−守⇹ƏỌ ⎱⎆ἶ㯸Ṳⷌ˛ṲⷌỊ塏ồ⏸⇡ ⸔俬⇭Ẓ⏫桠Ṳⷌ憴䂠Ə ˙˙䬓ṳ㙁䙫Ὲざ㘖˥楝〼⎱⑳ ⥤˦Ə㜵⌢䔆㋮⇡⇇桠ᷴ傖楝〼 䙫⽨ℭƏ忀䙫䡕㘖ㇸồᷴ僤形䙫寥桿˛㛧⏵ ᷧ⤐䔘⼇ἭỌ䏭半婰ἁ䝊⸍桭㙏㛛䁜ƏḲ⏵ 昭ἁ䝊⑳桭塽ồ㛰ᷧ㮜⯠寯㗝旛Əἁ䝊⏸⤎⮝ ㎷⇡橓㖗ῈḰἁ㈧⅚㳏䙫ṲỌ⎱杉⯠䙫㋸ㇿ˛ ˙˙㜓ⰱ⤎ἁ⛭㻈吤⸼ƏṆ㎷ᾂṭ宐⏫⟩ἁ⭰ ⾪ẋ㴨䙫⏗˛
1 5 ġ ᎓ ᮵ ᵐ ġ ĳ ı Ĳ ı Ⴘ Ĳ ı ĮĲĳ ࿉
The National Pastors & Lay Leaders Forum and Pastors’ Wives Seminar (NPLF) started with a warm greeting by the LCMS Bishop Philip Lok. “It was not an easy task to bring all the Pastors and Council Members from all the congregations under the same roof for two nights.” he said. “Unity in Ministry” was the theme for the NPLF. It was the very first time for LCMS to organize such a forum where Pastors and Lay Leaders come together with the Council Members and also to have a dialogue with the Bishop. At the same time, the Forum was also dedicated to the Pastors’ Wives which was guided by Dr. Lee Bee Teik and Sister Lisa Sum, who were the speakers of the forum. The purpose of this Forum is five-fold: to foster deeper understanding and meaningful relationships between LCMS pastors & lay-leaders for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom, to strengthen the cooperation between the congregations and the National Office, to create opportunities to develop new relationships for pastors and lay-leaders, to receive input from pastors and leaders concerning the future direction and plans for LCMS and lastly to provide support and encouragement to our pastors’ wives. The first night, Dr. Lee drew the attention of the participants to think deeper about the theme: What are the implications of His new commandment to His disciples to love one another as He has loved us? And the same time, we looked into what Unity is Not. On the next day, Dr. Phillip Baker led the
ˊDr. Lee Bee Teik
morning devotion. The very word ‘Unity is not uniformity’ lingered with us throughout the day. One of the purposes of the Forum is to understand the LCMS ministries. The Ministries consists of Mission, Social Concern, Youth, Education, Stewardship, Special Projects, and the Orang Asli. The representatives of each committee shared their concerns. Dr. Lee gave her second talk in the night. The topic is Forgiveness and Reconciliation. Thinking through what are the signs and symptoms of Unforgiveness. Indeed, it is relevant subject not to be taken lightly. The next day, we have Bishop Emeritus, Daniel to lead the morning devotion. Then it followed by a closed session between the Bishop and all the Council Members. Bishop spoke on the concerns and challenges faced by the LCMS. Overall, the Forum served the purposes and provided a safe space to share concerns.
পঅ̄ޅ Ꮠ̄ᒉ Special Needs Children Family Camp “the
parents must take the first step, only then the
children will have hope” because of this belief, the Special
Needs Children Family Camp kick off for the first time in
Malaysia. This is a unique set up because the camp is
dedicated for the parents primarily and the children will be
taken care by trained volunteers. The parents can stay focus in
learning and able to be with their children at the same time.
Madam Linda Chung, whom is also known as Wang Mama
from Taiwan is the main conductor along with Dr. Ng from
Help Institute. Wang Mama raised the daughter together with
her husband, they had came out an unique way of care and
nurture their daughter, Wang Huixin, who suffered congenital
brain injuries that led to multiple disabilities at birth and
become a singer today. Wang Mama founded the “baby class”
which is a tailored educational content for special children.
She started with her daughter and found the secret of
treating a group of special kids through love.
Overall, the camp turned out to be a blessing to many
families and not just to those who come, but also to those
who serve in the camp. Many inspiring stories were shared,
many tears were shed and many friendships were built. “We are determined to organize this camp because we
strongly feel that the needs for parents who have Special
Needs Children are not been fulfilled all this while. Many
parents are living in silence and not knowing how to deal with children who needs special care”. Yong Yoon Yen, the
There were 30 families sign up for the camp. For more information, you can contact through this email
信义特殊儿童园地在2004年由Tadika Harmoni创办，注册名称为 Pertubuhan Pendidikan Kanak-kanak Istimewa Harmoni（PKIH），为特殊孩子提供早期照护训练。http://pkih.blogspot.com/
1 7 ġ ᎓᮵ ᵐ ġ ĳ ı Ĳ ı Ⴘ Ĳ ı Į Ĳ ĳ ࿉
Celebrate the love of God. two tents were up, water coolers are prepared, empty chairs were slowly filled up and the children were getting excited about the day regardless of the hot weather. On 26 September 2010, the Kaizen Children's Home celebrated its first anniversary. Bishop Lok pointed out at the opening speech, this very Sunday was the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, it was an appropriate time for us to reflect the question "why we are what we are doing". Kaizen Children's Home was first started by two warmhearted donors who sees the needs of children who are underprivileged. Eventually, this vision turns into an action plan. Kaizen Children's Home carries a simple purpose is to share the love of God through the children who is underprivileged. Through this act of sharing, the love of God is demonstrated. Currently, there are 6 children residing at this Home. “Our Homes are ready to serve more children." said Sister Agatha, the Chairperson of the Home. The children at Kaizen are encouraged to learn to cultivate a prayerful life, self-motivation and a sharing heart. The afternoon was a fun one as the kids were having good time watching magic show, singing songs and also the Kaizen's kids were sharing their essays with the crowd.
˙˙㐔⥤ṭ恕卒䙫㣁⬷Ə㐭㔥ṭ楕㰛㜡Ə⎩ ᷵䙫ạồ㷷㷷⡒㻈ṭ䩡ἴƏ⍚ὦ⤐㯻⥩㭋䁵 䃔ƏẴᷴ↶⭐⬷ồ䙫⅛⤲Ḳガ˛忀ᷧ⤐Ə 㛯㗌Ə⇖僃Ω䫌Ḳ⮝䥄ㇷ䪲ᷧ ˛ ˙˙橓㖗ῈḰἁ昭䈘ἁ䝊✏⻧⸼凛宴㗝㋮ ⇡Əằ⤐㘖✊䁜昴ḛ剩⏵䬓⌨⅒Ḣ㗌Ə㭊忩 ⏯宐ㇸồ〄俪ƅㇸồ㈧⁁䙫㘖ḡṭầḯƅ˛ ⇖僃Ḳ⮝䙫⻡䪲Ə㘖⛇ḋἴ䃔⾪䙫嵅⊐ạ䛲 妨⼘⊦Ω䫌䙫曧奨Ə䄝⏵⯭忀ḑ⻩屈⋽ḡ⮅ 昬䙫堳⊏˛ ˙˙⇖僃Ω䫌Ḳ⮝ᷧ䛛惤㛰ᷧḑ⽯䭧⌼䙫⭾ 㗏Ɲ忶微⼘⊦䙫Ω䫌ồ⎢⇭Ẓ䥅䙫䈘˛䥅䙫 䈘喰䜧⮅昬䙫⇭Ẓ堳⊏俳㴨朙⇡㝌˛
˙˙䛕∴⇖僃Ḳ⮝ⷙ㛰⅔⏴Ω䫌ⰬἶƏ㜓Ḕ⾪䙫 Ḣ⸔$JDWKD⦷⦠塏䤡Ɲ˥ㇸồⷙ↭⣮⥤⸕⊐㛛⤁ 䙫⭐⬷˛˦⇖僃Ḳ⮝⸟⸟滺⊘⭐⬷ồ奨䔏⾪⭍ṇ Ə⟠Ⅲ䥞䔆㴢˚ᷱ忂䙫⺍⑳ḷヶ⇭Ẓ䙫⾪˛ ˙˙⭐⬷ồ㸈微ᷧḑヰ⿒䙫ᷲ⌯Əẽồᷧ⏳㬳┘ ˚㬊崶欻㜖塏㻻ƏṆ⑳ ⎩᷵䙫⮉ạồ⇭ Ẓẽồ凑ⷘ∂ὃ䙫㕮䫇˛
The Lutheran Church in Malaysia and Singapore (LCMS) is the trustee of the home and it is managed by a group of Social Concern Committees together with Sis. Agatha and a few dedicated staffs. The ministry is also supported by the Taman Midah Lutheran Church. ᯰளζ˦͗௦ఴ˖ॶᄉԩ੫ክူӬͮḞၿᇪ͗Сকށտ͗ǋ Agatha֖ݷݽʶᏅ˃ˉ̠ܢРՎክူǌζ˦͗Ꮎ۵̕ԟˀஂ ʶ̂ࢹǌ
2 0 1 0 .1 0 - 1 2 L u t he ra n Lin k 1 8
าѢζ̓ Live out 㔠㕀云㗌䉠−宙⺎㊌⯣ Bishop Lok, Dr. Lee, & Mrs.Lee
Reformation Day Seminars Report
ృӯܢҧһ̬ζ१ߥ˷இஓЎᩣᯰʷᡸॳ႐ʽᄉചಧ ͺ˝ᝮएᄉፆឥὙʶǋߵژፂᄉҺච̃ǋ˝ζ ̶̓ʼ̼͈ʻǋൣ˖᜵ࠎᄉஇ᭨ǌ
˙˙㭋㬈㔠㕀云㗌䉠−宙⺎恧寞㜵 ㌖例⍁⣒㊬Ợ宙ƏḢ宙ˣ㔠㕀᷵䁜 ⑤㒴亪ˤỌ⎱ˣ巖⾞䙫㕀ἁ妩ˤḋ桠 寥桿˛㜵⍁⣒ṵ㖗⊇❈䥅⭍晉ṳ⌨ὀ Ə⥩ằỌẽḗ⮳䙫㕀⭍˚宙怺亶橳
this year’s Reformation Day, LCMS
brought about by the reformation.
has invited Dr. Christopher Lee to give a
At the morning session of Theme
two- day Reformation Day Seminars. The
talk with the pastors, the partici-
theme was Reformation and Spiritual
pants all found it informative. Dr Lee
Formation. Dr. Lee has been teaching in
used simple language and lively
Singapore Bible College for more than
illustrations to expound on the
twenty years, he has rich experience in
definition of Luther about the
teaching, preaching and with his wisdom,
Church, the relationship between
he brought new insights on these topics.
the pastors and the believers, the
Reformation is not merely a five hundreds year old history, the doctrine of
renewed meanings of baptism and Holy Communion.
Ὲ⽹✏䁜⑤㒴亪㖠杉怮∗䙫⍘㜡Ə Ọ⭾㕀㔠材䙫䲥䥅㝌⒴˚㎷慹Ὲ⽹ ƏṆḥ⇡実⤁⮅昬䙫⎴䛨᷵堳⊏Ə宐 Ὲ⽹ᷴ⏑⯠⭾㕀㔠材㛰㛛㷘䙫宋宭Ə
reform has brought focus to the believer’s
As a conclusion of his talk, Dr Lee
life and spiritual growth. Dr Lee said “What
encouraged believers to emulate
you believe in the content of beliefs , will
the example of religious reforma-
lead you how you live your life”. He
tion pioneer Martin Luther: 1. The
pointed out that today’s believers have
courage to hold on to the Bible; 2. To
encountered crisis of in spiritual forma-
sacrifice for the belief; 3. To reform
tion. He hoped that with the help of the
where it is most important.
spirit of religious reformation, believers can be reminded of this and will respond accordingly. He also quoted a number of practical ways of reflection and taking actions for believers to have a better understand of the religious reformation, as well as the influence and reminder 你可以用两个观点来看「传统」：对你 来说，它是「死人的活信仰」，或是「 活人的死信仰」？ --李振群博士 You can take "tradition" as two different ways:The living faith of death, or the death faith of living. --Dr. Christopher Lee
Bishop Lok, Dr. Lee and pastors
既然一个魔鬼都比所有人加起来还要更有能力，而且没 有人能得救，那么在这么多逆境、危险以及魔鬼的攻击中， 我岂能巍然屹立，并且坚守自由意志？从另一方面来说，即 使没有危险、逆境与魔鬼，我也必然会在永远不确定的情况 下荣苦，并且像与空气斗拳一样。因为即使我活着，并且工 作到永恒，我的良心永远不能确信与肯定要做多少才能使上 帝满意。因为不管完成什么工作，总还存有一种焦虑的怀疑 ，就是不知道这样是否能讨上帝的喜悦，或祂所要求的更多 ，正如所有靠行为称义之人的经验所证明的，也正如多年来 我吃足苦头所学到的一样。但是，现在上帝既然把我的救恩
从我的手中拿出来，放进祂的手里，使我的救恩是因祂的拣 选，而非我的选择而定，并且上帝已经应许要拯救我，不是 靠着我自己的行为或努力，而是靠着祂的恩典与怜悯，所以 ，我确信也肯定祂是信实的，不会对我撒谎，这对于魔鬼或 任何逆境而言，祂实在是太伟大、也太有能力了。我们肯定 并确信，我们讨上帝喜悦，不是靠着自己行为的功劳，而是 祂应许要施慈爱给我们的恩惠，同时我们也肯定与确信，如 果我们所做的不如我们所应做的，或者做得不好，祂也不会 抓住这点来拒绝我们，祂却是以一种父爱的方式，赦免与纠 Bishop Lok, Dr. Lee and pastors 正我们。 --马丁路德《论意志的捆绑》,1525
2 0 1 0 .1 0 - 1 2 L u t he ra n Lin k 2 0
ྫ̠ገଠGetting to know A brief background of yourself.፝ՍשϮಞȄ ˙˙㜓ạ㝌凑⏰㈺ⷅḔ惏䙫ᷧḑ⯶㖗㜸Ə㲈㛰Å⼆⦷⦠Ə䈝ẙ✏ㇸ徿㘖⩛ ⭐㗝⎢᷽Ə⯶㗝᷵㮴ẙḋạ䛟ᾄḡ⑤ṵ⣽⨭⮝䔆㴢˛⌨⅔ⱨ彴⭍Ə⌨Ṅⱨ ✏⏰晭❈寲䔆˛✏⮝ṈẵṲ微彍˚䏭㰛╰堳ḁƏ㝌∗⏰晭❈⏵∀㛥㘖 憸倳⑳⏋⅟⏰ẽ⯣ⷯ˛ ˙˙ṵ㎌⎾ḢƏ⤰䌕忂⅌橓㝌奦ẁ✊亶䥅⭍晉Ƌ0%6ƌ㎌ ⎾墬⣮Ə㮼ḁṵ˛㛧⤎䙫崆㊬㘖Ą⟡Ⱙ䤥ἁąṲⷌ˛⮝⺔䊝↜Ɲ᷵ ⤑⤑㝾勘䎖人⩁⌨ᷧƏ凚䛕∴徿㲈㛰⭐⬷Ə㮴ẙᾄ䄝⁌✏˛ ,FRPHIURPDVPDOOWRZQLQ.HGDK,DPWKHRQO\FKLOGDQGP\IDWKHU GLHG ZKHQ , ZDV VWLOO D EDE\ , JUHZ XS ZLWK P\ PRWKHU DW P\ JUDQGPRWKHUćVKRXVH$WVL[WHHQ,GURSSHGRXWRIVFKRRODQGWKHQ
Ղॎૻ็ ᲿԊᅠ⊊҆ࡩሺʶHe is currently serving in Holy Light Congregation
Do you still remember when you first accepted Christ? How was it like? ղԄե௦ڨढᑚஆԚղޠఀлȉ ˙˙✏ᷧḑ㲈㛰桫ℯ⭰㍹䙫ガ↜ᷲƏṵ㎌⎾Ḣㇷḡ⟡䝊⽹˛⼺㗝䲥 䥅ᷱ㛰⽯⤎䙫⛗㉗ƏỦὂ⎾∗⣽㝌⊂憶㈧㎎∝Ə䔆⑤⍚⯭杉⯠⍘晐㗝ᷱ⸄ ⷕ㴥ṭḌ㗵㙡䉎ⷯ⑳ㇸ⤑⤑Ƌ⼺㗝⥠徿㘖ㇸ⥚㛲⎲ƌ⸍桭ㇸ⼹⏸䤩Əὦ䔆 ⑤䙫㌭亸⽾Ọ姊儘˛ ,QZKHQ,EHFDPHD&KULVWLDQLWZDVDQXQH[SHFWHGPRPHQW $WWKDWWLPH,ZDVLQJUHDWPHQWDOGLVWUHVVDVLI,ZDVFRQWUROOHGE\VRPH H[WHUQDOIRUFHV0\OLIHZDVDWVWDNHDQG*RGVHQWD3DVWRUDQGP\ZLIH P\JLUOIULHQGDWWKDWWLPH WRPH7KH\OHGPHWR&KULVWDQGWKHERQG DJHLQP\OLIHZDVEURNHQ
ZHQW WR ./ WR ILQG D MRE ZKHQ , ZDV QLQHWHHQ , KDYH GRQH PDQ\ RGG MREV OLNH EHLQJ D FDU PHFKDQLF D SOXPEHU DQG , KDYH DOVR ZRUNHG LQ D JROGVPLWK VKRS DQGJLYHQFODVVLFDOJXLWDUOHVVRQV ,DFFHSWHG&KULVWLQDQG HQUROOHG LQ WKH 0DOD\VLDQ %LEOH 6HPLQDU\ LQ , JUDGXDWHG LQ 0\FDOOLQJLVIRUJUDVVURRWV PLQLVWU\ 0\ZLIH/DP<LQJ:DQDQG, KDYH EHHQ PDUULHG IRU HOHYHQ \HDUV ZLWK QR FKLOGUHQ DQG P\ PRWKHULVVWLOOLQJRRGKHDOWK
What do you like to do in your free time? Ӷղޫ ޠਣȂൊٳϨቅȉ
What do you think you would be, if you’re not a Pastor at this time? Ԅݏղϛސ৲ȂղཽٲϨቅϏձȉ ㇸἁẵṲỌ⽧䙫堳ḁƝṗ⌽ḷ♏˛ , WKLQN , ZRXOG FRQWLQXH P\ SUHYLRXV MRE ZKLFK LV WR VHOO PXVLF LQVWUX PHQWV
˙˙✏䩡旙㗝Əㇸ▃㬉ỌᷧẂᷴ⾬⤑ ⤁Ą〄俪ąἭ⾬桢德䔏Ἲ⊂㝌⭳ㇷ䙫 ⷌὃƝ⥩䏭⮝⅞⑳㱤彍䬰Ə㬊崶⏋ ⅟⏰ẽ柚ḷṆ㘖ㇸ䙫䈘⥤˛
What are the challenges as a clergy to serve in your area? ൸ղҐٙٿᇴȂղᇰٙޠސϨቅȉ ˙˙ㇸ婴ḡㇷḡ䉎俬Ḣ奨䙫㋸ㇿ㘖ḑạ䔆⑤䙫妨宨Ɲ⥩Ἴẵⱅ䁜䔆⑤䙫㒴⭯ 凚䔆㴢䙫⏫ḑⰩ杉ㇷḡῈ⽹ồ䙫⥤㦃㠞˛晋㭋Ḳ⣽Əạ昬⅚䳢Ɛ⥩ἼㇷḡῈ ⽹ồĄẍⷯẍ⎲ą䙫妹剙Ṇ㘖ᷧ桠ḌⳢ䙫俪橳˛ 3HUVRQDOO\,WKLQNWKHPDLQFKDOOHQJHIRUDSDVWRULVWKHSHUVRQDOOLIH WHVWLPRQ\ +RZ WR FRQGXFW D OLIH IURP DOO DVSHFWV RI LW DQG EHFRPH D JRRG H[DPSOH IRU WKH EHOLHYHUV" 2WKHU WKDQ WKDW UHODWLRQVKLSV ZLWK SHRSOH DUH QRW HDV\ EHFRPLQJ D PHQWRU DQG IULHQG DW WKH VDPH WLPH ZLWKEHOLHYHUVFDQEHTXLWHFKDOOHQJLQJ
21 ġ ᎓ ᮵ ᵐ ġ ĳ ı Ĳ ı Ⴘ Ĳ ı ĮĲĳ ࿉
,QP\IUHHWLPH,OLNHWRGRWKLQJV WKDWDUHĆPLQGIUHHć,OLNHSK\VL FDOZRUNOLNHIL[LQJKRXVHIXUQLWXUH FDUDQGPDQ\RWKHU WKLQJV,HQMR\ OLVWHQLQJWR FODVVLFDOJXLWDU PXVLF
ŕžŤĚ áŒˆŕŹ Getting to know
Ó“á‹‚á„źŕš‡ŕž˝ Pastor Goh Hooi Pin á˛żÔŠĘšŕś‘ÎŽá…˜áŽ?â€ŤŕĄŠŮ„â€ŹáˆşĘśHe is currently at New Life Lutheran Church, Ipoh.
A brief background of yourself.á??Ő?â€Ť×Šâ€ŹĎŽŕ˛žČ„ I came from a fishing village near Taiping, Kuala Sepetang Ë™ Ë™ ă‡¸ ă?Œ ĺ‡‘ Perakć?‡ ĺž¸ â¤‘ âšš ä™Ť âŻś ăˇť ăœ¸ âŒ¨ â…’ áˇ¨ (Kuala Sepetang)Ë›âŒ¨â…’áˇ¨ăˇťăœ¸ă˜–áˇ§á¸‘â˝Żĺżžáżˆä™Ťâœ—ă– Ć?ă‡¸âŽ?áš†áˇ´ á˝˛âŁ˝Ć?áşľâŻśâ°˜ć™śâŽ?áşĄáżˆâ¤°áź‡äť†ăŻ¸ć—›áżˆáť—Ć?ä››âˆ—ă‡¸âŽ˘âˆ—â?—ăšĽ âżœáš?Ć?ă›°ăœĄáź ăŽŒĺ§?âˆ—äĽść&#x;šĆ?ăˆ´áżˆášá¸˘Ć?ä›•âˆ´âŽ?á¸”â?‘ă›°ă‡¸áˇ§ á¸‘áżˆá¸˘Ë›ă‡¸âœ?âŽ?á¸”ă˜–ă?šĺ łäż¨â…”Ć?ă›°â›‚á¸‘âŚąâŚąĆ?áˇ§á¸‘â“Œâ“ŒâŽą áˇ§á¸‘âź†âź†Ë›ă‡¸äŚ˘âť§ćŠ“ă?ŒĺĽŚáş âœ?â?—ăšĽâˇ™ă›°âŒ¨âš›ă—?ć—›Ć?áˇ§âť§âŚ˛ ă—?ă˜–âŽ˘âżœâ¤Žâ?â›‚âš›Ć?ä„?â˝łâˇŒá˝ƒáˇ°âš›Ć?á¸˛â˝łáˇ°âš›â°˜âœ?áżˆá¸°äĽ… â?ć™‰âżœć€şä źĆ?áşąâš›â…”ă›Żâˆ ăŽźá¸ â›…ă?ŒË›
in Perak. Kuala Sepating is very attractive place as well as my house. I followed my parentâ€™s beliefs, which is the tradition folk religion until I went to study abroad in Taiwan. I accepted Christ there and currently I am the only one in the family. I have four sisters and two brothers. I left Malaysia for Taiwan for almost ten years. Three years in study, and I found a job and worked for another three years. Then I took my master degree in Theology and graduated in June.
Do you still remember when you first accepted Christ? How was it like? Ő˛Ô„ŐĽŕŻŚâ€ŤÚ¨â€Źŕ¤˘á‘šŕŽ†ŕż?ÔšŕŁ?Ő˛â€ŤŢ â€Źŕ°€ĐťČ‰ ă‡¸â¤Žâ?ă—?â›‡äœ§áˇ§áź´ă›˛âŽ˛â¸?ă‡¸âŽ˘ă•€áź äżłĺŽ‹ĺŽá¸˘ĺ€?ä¨ŠĆ?ă–Łă˜–â˝łă?Œâ°˜âœ?ĺŻŒă•€áź ăŽŒ âŽžăłžä¤ŁË›It was during my university, a friend of mine invited me to church and since then I get to know Jesus and received baptism.
What do you think you would be, if youâ€™re not a Pastor at this time? Ô„â€ŤÝ?â€ŹŐ˛Ď›ŕ˘‘â€ŤŢ?â€Źŕ§˛Č‚Ő˛ŕ˝˝ŕŻ„â€ŤŮ˛â€ŹĎ¨á‰…Ď?ŐąČ‰ âĽŠăžƒă‡¸áˇ´ă˜–áˇ§áź´ä‰ŽäżŹĆ?ă‡¸ăƒšă‡¸âšťĺŻŒáź äťŽäť”âźşâˇŒä§˛âˇŻË› If I am not a pastor, I think I should continue to be an engineer.
What do you like to do in your free time? ÓśŐ˛ŢŤŕť¤â€ŤŢ â€Źŕ¨ŁŕŚ‘Č‚ŕľŠá Žŕ‰â€ŤŮłâ€ŹĎ¨á‰…Č‰ ă‡¸ă›§â–ƒăŹ‰ä›˛ä”œâ˝˜Ć?â°‹â…?ă˜–ă?ăˆşËšâ…šć™?ËšäŚ¸âš˘ă– ć?‰ä™Ťä”œâ˝˜Ć?â›‡á¸Ąâ?–áťŒâłâ…?ă”Ľ ĺ˝˘ă?ĽË›, ORYH ZDWFKLQJ PRYLHV HVSHFLDOO\ DFWLRQSDFNHG DGYHQWXURXV DQGVFLIL,WLVYHU\UHOD[LQJWRPH Pastor Goh and his wife.
What are the challenges as a clergy to serve in your area? ŕľ¸Ő˛Ň?Ů™â€ŤŮżâ€Źá‡´Č‚Ő˛á‡°ŕŁ?Ů™ŕŁ?â€Ťŕ˘†Ţ Ţ˛Ţ?â€Źá?žŕ˘‘Ď¨á‰…Č‰ ă‡¸ä›•âˆ´ăˆ§ć€Žâˆ—ä™Ťă‹¸ă‡żă˜–ĺŻ”ĺ§§áˇąä™ŤĺżŠâšťĆ?â›‡á¸Ąâœ?ă€ˆáż„ć›§ĺĽ¨á˝Śä”?âšŚá¸ƒĺŻ„Ć?äżłă‡¸ă˜–âœ?ĺŽ™äĽśâťĄĺŻ„ä™Ťĺ‚łă™–á¸”ă‡ˇć•ŚĆ?áź â?“âšŚá¸ƒĺŻ„Ć?áź áˇ´â¤‘áź ĺŻ›Ë›0\ FXUUHQW FKDOOHQJH LV WKH ODQJXDJH EDUULHU EHFDXVH ,SRK LV D &DQWRQHVH VSHDNLQJ SRSXODWLRQ ZKHUHDV,FDPHIURPD+RNNLHQEDFNJURXQG,DPFDSDEOHWROLVWHQEXWQRWWRRJRRGDWVSHDNLQJ\HW áĄ¸ŕĽłážĽŕĽ‡.BSUJO-VUIFSTBJEÄ€ 5IFDIVSDIJTCVJMUPOUIFXPSEPGUIFHPTQFMŕŽ“Í—Ë˘ŕ¤¤á¤´â€ŤÚ™â€ŹáˆˆáŽ‚Ë§á„˝áĽŠĘźÇŒ 5IFDIVSDIJTSFDPHOJ[FEOPUCZFYUFSOBMQFBDFCVUCZUIFXPSEBOEUIFTBDSBNFOUT áŁąá?˘ŕŽ“Í—á„‰ŕŽ´ŕ¸ Ężâ€ŤÚ™Ü°ËŞÚ™â€Źá„‰Ö–á…—á˝‹á?Şâ€ŤÚ˜Ě…Ú™â€ŹáĽŠË€â€ŤÚ˜â€Źá‡ŠÇŒ 5IFNPTUJNQPSUBOUIPMZQPTTFTTJPOPGUIF$ISJTUJBOQFPQMF Ä€JTUIFIPMZXPSEPG(PE Ű˛á…•ŕĽ§ŕŠ?ŕŞ´ŕ°Ľá’ŻË?á§—áœľá’ŻË?á‡ˇâ€ŤÚ˜â€Źá„‰ŕĄ‚ŕŻŚĘźŕŁšá„‰â€Ťá?’Ú˜â€ŹÇŒ
2 0 1 0 .1 0 - 1 2 L u t he ra n Lin k 2 2
ŕžŤĚ áŒˆŕŹ Getting to know Terangkan latar belakang ringkas tentang diri anda. Saya lahir di sebuah kg. bernama Kg. Pahu Tamparuli pada 17/5/1950. Saya anak ke 6 dari 7 adik beradik 5 perempuan 2 lelaki.
Anda masih ingat bilakah anda pertama kali menerima Kristus? Saya merenima Tuhan Yesus sebagai Tuhan dan Juruselamat saya dalam tahun 1973 ketika usia saya 23 tahun di sebuah Gereja baptist di daerah Tawau. dalam kebaktian Pemuda-Pemudi.
Kamu suka bacakah? Ada buku yang kamu ingat itu memang bernilai untuk kamu? Mengapa? Buku yang pernah saya baca yang sangat bernilai bagi saya ialah: The Purpose Driven Life. Ia memberi ajaran bagaimana kita dipimpin untuk kehidupan yang digerekkan oleh tujuan.
Pastor Juison Gumpok Andaikata awak bukan serorang Pastor, apakah Apakah makanan kegemaran? yang anda mahu lakukan?
Apakah makanan kegemaran? Makanan kegemaran: Sayur-Sayuran hijau, dan buahbuahan.
Bertani (Bercucuk tanam)
Apakah cabaran-cabaran yang anda dan keluarga hadapi dalam pelayanan di daerah Tapah?
Apa yang anda suka buat semasa waktu luang? Masa luang saya, saya gunakan untuk membaca buku-buku Rohani, mendengar lagu-lagu rohani, nonton TV dan melayari Facebook.
2010 Orang Asli Library Project
Dari segi kebudayaan yang berbeza, dan hidup Kristian lambat bertumbuh. : Kebanyakan anggota Gereja di ketiga Gereja ini, (di Zon Tapah ) tidak lancar membaca dan mungkin juga tidak faham Bahasa malaysia (BM)
Children need education for a brighter futurečŽŠć•™č‚˛čŽ¸äť–äťŹä¸€ä¸Şĺ…‰ć˜Žçš„ćœŞć?Ľďź Ë™Ë™ä›•âˆ´áżˆá¸°áź ášľć†¸ćŠ“áş¸ćŞżâŽ†ă›°ć—›âŽ† áźśăŻ¸â&#x;Šáź Ć?áżˆá¸°ćœšâš›âˇłăœ‚ĺƒ¤âœ?âš› âœ?ć†¸ćŠ“áź?âŽ†áźśăŻ¸â“?Ëšâ“?â‘łâ“?ášˆ ăœ¸âťĄäŞ˛âŻśâ?˛â›Ľáš?ćĽË›ă‡¸áť“ăœ†â˝Źĺƒ¤â¤†á¸Ąáş˝ áť“ĺ´”ä˝•áš?ă&#x;ƒËšâ›Ľáš?Ć?â¸•âŠ?â?äŤŒă›°ă››â¤ â?&#x; ă”?ä&#x;ŒĺŽä™ŤăœĄáź Ë› ćĄŤáź—ć›§ĺĽ¨äşśĺ´ Ć‹ăŽść—›â›Ľáš?ćĽĆŒĆ? áš?ă&#x;ƒĆ?ăŽśá¸‘â„ŞĆ?ć›§ĺĽ¨á¸‘ â›Ľáš?Ć?ăœ“ ăŹ‰ĺžľăŒˇäŒ•ă–—áš?Ëšášłăˆ˛áš?Ć? á¸”âŻśâ?âŽŠäżŞáš?Ëšă•€äŚ¸áš?Ëšă”Źáš˛áš?Ëšă•€áź â›Ľáš?Ëšä”˘â…łËšäœ§ĺ‰™ä°Ś
/&06KDVDERXWRUDQJDVOLFRQJUHJD WLRQVLQ&DPHURQ+LJKODQG/XWKHUDQ<RXWK ZLVKHV WR HVWDEOLVK D VPDOO OLEUDULHV IRU FKLOGUHQLQYLOODJHVLQWKPLOHVWKPLOHV DQG WK PLOHV:H ORRN IRUZDUG WR KHOS WKHP WR SXUFKDVH ERRNFDVHV ERRNV LQ RUGHUWRSURYLGHWKHRUDQJDVOLFKLOGUHQZLWK PRUHRSSRUWXQLWLHVWRVWXG\DQGOHDUQ 3URMHFW%XGJHWIRUHDFKOLEUDU\ %RRNFDVH50HDFKUHTXLUHG %RRNVERRNVIRUHDFKOLEUDU\ %RRNV GRQDWLRQ Ä‚ 3ULPDU\ DQG VHFRQGDU\ UHIHUHQFH ERRNV VWRU\ ERRNV FRORXULQJ ERRNV+\PQERRNV%LEOH ďĽ´ćœ‰ç–‘é—ŽďźŒčŻˇč ”çťœ Inquiries please contact: ď§´čŻ—ç€šç‰§ĺ¸ˆ Rev. Calvin Lim Telç”ľčŻ?ďźš03-7056 5992 / Faxäź çœ&#x;ďźš03-7957 6953 Email: email@example.com
23 ÄĄ áŽ“ áŽľ áľ? ÄĄ Äł Äą Ä˛ Äą á‚¸ Ä˛ Äą ÄŽ Ä˛ Äł ŕż‰
ǋǋ̰࠵ࡃښஔ͘ੇὊࣲ࠶ښరࡃनݽ̃ᇸǍਖ៙˟Ὂ⢥ᝨੈښѺ˗ʼᄊ Ϝర᧗Ԡҫ̀᭟ࣲॆ˟ө͘ᄊނᢶˁ̃Ὂᥧੈᄊၷ֑˗ࠫ̃ᄊॷগ̰ˀ ʷನǍʷᄰ҂̀ඌˊరὊᒭࣂᤇ௧ᄳమͻࢺښᮗ۫̃⢥ὊࡃᤉКሉᮃ ̃ᇸǍښ̃᧗Ѝ໘˭؞ὊϦ࠷ద᥅҂ˀनॷᄊ̃Ὂͮ௧Ὂڂᅌᇸʷѭᤁѫ ᏫᝍǍ ǋǋਖ៙˟Ὂᝨੈښ̃రదːࣲᄊ឴˺ᄊὊࡃ௧ξ឴͜୧ᄊិሮὊ ̰ᤈːࣲᝨੈఞຍംὊੈਫ਼឴ˣ௧᜶̃ᇸǍːࣲՑὊੈ̯ཀྵڀ҂ፙ፞̃ ǍښХ˗ˀᅼ˞͵ὊᒭࣂᄊভಫஈԫὊᒭሦ˞ԭᤤరὋԻឭ௧༧ভᄊͰరὊ ښஔ͘ᄊ̃ੋࢺͻᦐˀᮋѾǍፃʷូடὊੈጼࣱ̆᭢ʾὊࡃదʷ She enrol to Malaysia Bible Seminary (MBS) in 2007 and graduating in 2010 Curently, she is doing her practical in Balakong Lutheran Church. ྚᔉϺஂ᮶⟈࿈ἆЂ᧽ថថਤ◭ ᆂκʚᚅॷצ༞ඛዃۑΦࣛϫʚ
˔ਓঐ᜶ԝঐᇸߦὊनݽզ҂ܳԦࠫᄊܦᮃὊ˞ڂద̡ᝣ˞ੈᤇˀܵੇྀὊ̆ ௧ੈࡃॠǍښ˗ੈᬤᒭࣂᄊਓਝሏन҂ܱࢺͻὊͻࢺܱښᄊሮ˗Ὂᇸ ᝨੈᄺࢺͻ֗̃ᄊѬѿǍ̆௧˷ሁշᇸὊᒭࣂਝਓЛᐌ̃ʽࣛǍࡃښ ࣲࡋћηॷ̔ʽઑՐ᛫ಫ҂ᇸߦᬓὊࡃࣲښᗜᇸᄊেЧᤉКᇸߦᬓᜉܬǍ
I grew up in the church and since young I have been serving God. Thank God that during the school holidays, He allowed me to join Youth For Christ after I submitted myself to serve Him when I was in Form Three. At that time, my mentality in serving Him was different. When I finished school, I was hoping that I could serve Him full time, so I joined a gospel mission. I enjoyed very much working in that mission. Though there were moments of unhappiness, with God, everything was overcome. Thanks to God, when I served in the mission, I had the opportunity to study mass media for two years. From the studies, I had a clearer picture that I studied to serve God. Two years later, I went back to the mission to work. Somehow, my character changed for the worse: I called it my rebellious years when I was down spiritually. Things were not going my way both in serving in the church and working in the mission. After some time of adjustment, I calmed down eventually and the idea of studying Theology dawned on me. Initially, many tried to dissuade me because some of them thought that I was not mature enough. I therefore put things on hold and waited upon the Lord. During the waiting period, I left the mission and worked in the secular world. God showed me the difference between doing secular work and serving Him. I prayed to God and offered to serve God full time. At the end of 2006, I submitted by faith my application to the Theological College and by God’s grace I was admitted to the college.
షࣻ߶ ܢඏతζ˦͗ၶ۵ 我曾认为拜神信佛是华人的本份、专利，是理所当然 的，而别的信仰是他族的，互不相干。在我印象中，以前 我认识的神是众多的，镇守家中或庙里，保佑全家出入平 安、发财富贵、治病解闷。 求学时代曾被邀请参加教会聚会，当时我虽充满抗拒 ，但奇妙的是那首第一次我听过的诗歌却深入脑海中，直 至现今。虽然起初拒绝接受基督，但生活中却遇见许多基 督徒，工作上的同事、敲门派传单的，甚至是路过的，现 在明白他们全是神的安排。 某日心头起了一个疑问：这世界万物同存，日出日落 ，潮起潮落，天上飞鸟、地上动植物，海阔天空是如此美 丽，是偶然而来？一切自然定律和系统，也是偶然？或许 他人否认有位造物者，但那时我想应有位神是创世者。心 里突然想认识上帝多些，两年前复活节里就接受了主耶稣 成为我的救主。走过传统，踏出人生转折点第一步，在此
我诚心地求天父原谅我过往的过错与顽固，更感谢天父 的慈爱与恩典。 耶稣基督让我明白上帝救赎世人的真谛，更惊叹耶 稣为天父的使命完成而牺牲、受苦，甚至承受最残酷的 钉刑。耶稣基督让我真正了解人与神的关系，祂改观我 以前求神拜佛是为着个人梦想、要求物质享受的回酬， 转而了解耶稣基督显示神对人的爱，神的心意是世人能 成为神的儿女，共享祂 所设的天堂、永生；神 并要我们学习耶稣为榜 样，付出爱。 感谢赞美主耶稣， 祂是救主也是朋友，但 愿我作为神的儿女，能 与祂同在直到永远。
2 0 1 0 .1 0 - 1 2 L u t hera n Lin k 2 4
and the dream of god by Alwyn Lau (Luther House Chapel)
“(Do not look) only on the surface of things...” (2 Corinthians 10:7)
how would you know if you’re dreaming (or not) at this very moment? During those times when you were dreaming, did you know that you were asleep? If you couldn’t tell you were asleep then, how can you be sure now? Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan (who also helmed the mega block-buster Dark Knight) and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is about a team of dream-infiltrators tasked to ‘enter’ the dreams of an heir to a huge business empire to sway him to make a critical business decision. The project involves inception i.e. penetrating a target person’s dreams in the hope of planting an idea into this person so when he wakes up he would act upon it as if it were his own. This project, in order to be successful, must occur inside many dreams within dreams i.e. the dream invaders need to enter one of their target’s dreams and within that dream cause him to dream another dream in which he would have to dream yet again (that’s three dreams, if you’ve been counting). As if this isn’t enough of (literally) a mind-trip, the movie introduces even further complications resulting from the dream-defences set up by the target person’s sub-conscious mind; the dream architects will be attacked by the sub-conscious creations of the target’s mind whilst inside his dreams. How (if at all) the team managed to complete their mission whilst navigating all these problems is what keeps the suspense going. From a Christian perspective, the movie’s key concept of ‘doing battle within dreams’ could be seen as symbolizing the struggle of the Christian between his flesh, enslaved by sin, and his newly created being, enlivened and enflamed by the Spirit of God in Christ. As Inception’s characters are continually on their guard against the threats and attacks which occur inside their dreams, likewise the Apostle Paul admonishes us to ‘take captive every thought’ in the work of demolishing strongholds (2Cor 10:3-5). As the movie’s dream architects are fully aware that radical change can be effected via manoeuvres below the level of consciousness, the Roman Christians were similarly called to ‘be transformed by the renewing of their minds’ (Rom 12:2). Doesn’t the act of a malicious inception i.e. invading someone’s mind with harmful ideas, in fact sound like what the Devil has done by “blinding the minds” of the unbelieving world (2Cor 4:4)? The movie is merely making spectacular what happens many times everyday. It highlights the fact that what we are today is very much a product of the messages, the hints, the suggestions, the symbols, the stories, all the information that has been bombarded
25 ġ ᎓᮵ ᵐ ġ ĳ ı Ĳ ı Ⴘ Ĳ ı Į Ĳ ĳ ࿉
(and whispered) into us over the years. Media, the Internet, our peers, novels, movies, billboards, our relatives and family – what have they been ‘saying’ to and/or ‘implanting’ in us? Also importantly, what message have we been ‘inserting’ to their minds, through our words and our actions - our very lives? The human mind is the site where God’s Word and the Devil’s lies fight for the right to total inception. The world’s cravings and deceptions (of power, greed, lust, selfishness and so on) will always seek to embed themselves deep inside our hearts – only someone who has set up adequate spiritual defenses can wage an effective fightback. Conversely, God’s life- changing Spirit is working non-stop to mold us to think, imagine, act and love like Jesus – but it’s never easy because it’s a thought by thought battle fought inside each and every one of us. This is surely why people like the psalmist had to pray that God regularly conducts a mind-scan on him, testing and trying him so all the viruses of sin and wickedness are destroyed and only designs of everlasting life remain (Psalms 139:23). We are blessed by God, and the world is blessed through us, when we open ourselves to be ‘incept-ed’ by His Word despite and throughout all the frustrations, temptations and pain we undergo. We are blessed when we can ‘see beyond the surface of things’ (2Cor 10:7) and our marching orders are to go forth and do inception-battle for the glory of God, getting the message and love of Christ through and in to people’s hearts over against the force of evil in the heavenly realms (Eph 6:12). Sure, dream inception as per the movie may be techno-fiction. Spiritual inception, however, is a moment-by-moment reality. In this already-butnot-yet kingdom of God, between Resurrection Sunday and the day Christ returns, in some sense, we’re ALWAYS ‘dreaming’ until God raises (wakes?) us up fully renewed and glorified in His likeness. For now, the Spirit-led kingdom, the heavenly domain - the Christ-filled dream - of God beckons.
Ǘᄹ̠ၶǘ˃ಜᤀशЋݷݽઅሼḼႂॕ ˞ᮤʿબḼзʽ̯ႂॕॆ˖३ҁࠪζ̓ǋ ̠ၶᄉԥধǌᬌߙ̾Юǌ The Movie Reflection column is open for submission. No limitation in movie selection, a reflection of faith and life from a movie. Limited to 500 words or less.
从仔棅堳Ə俳ẽṆ桡∐✗⭳ㇷᷧ〉ᷮ棅堳ⓐ㕗Əㇷ ḡ䬓ᷪἴ崜⮥˛㢍ペƏ⮅䎗ṭƞ俳ẽƏ㲈㛰Ḅ㯒䙫 ㇷⰘㄆ⑳▃ろ˛䛖䜧㜡✡䙫刑䏔塏Ə⤘吤ㄆ⑳䩡噁 ẵ⾪䪃嵞˛㊽䜧ᷧ㠞䙫堳㜵䮘ⅴ㬈␖䧲Ə⏖忀ᷧ
↞㷈✗⯠⽬⮝ạ⑳㛲⎲Ə忰㋐ㇷḡỢἼᷧḑạ䙫微⮉Əⅴ 㗇ガ✗䦢⻧Ƒẽ凑宋㼮㳹Ə㗇㊿㗇㝆ƞἭẽ㈧寺䙫㼮㳹Ə ⏑ᷴ微㘖⮩⯅䙫⋬墬˛ ˙˙⛇ḡ⮩⯅Ə5\DQỌ徥∗ᷧ〉ᷮ棅堳ⓐ㕗ㇷḡ刑䩡⅓ ⏟䬓ᷪἴ崜⮥ḡ䛕㟮Əᷴ㖔ẵᷧḑ➵ⷩ㴨㵑∗⏍ᷧḑ➵ⷩ ƞ⛇ḡ⮩⯅Əẽ⭨⏖⑳㖬䧲Ḕ䙫恩忬⯠屈ἁṆẵᷴㄦ㕅 ⻧⾪㈰㉼⅌ᷧ㮜䜆㭊䙫ㄆガƞ⛇ḡ⮩⯅Ə⼺⅓⏟↚⮁Ọ妭 宖材倳䙫㖠䛨ᷲ崫恊䙫⇡ⷕ㖬崠Əẽ❁↚⎴⯠˛忀㗝 䙫ẽペ⾬ㄳṭƄㇽ実ẽ⯆妰∗⯸ṭ棅堳Əẽ䙫䔆㴢㠠㜓ᷴ ≐ᷲẂầḯ˛ ˙˙⛅⤛䛲䛲ㇸồ䙫䔆⑤ƏㇸồἼⰄᷴ㘖₶5\DQᷧ㠞䔆㴢 Ƣ㮶ᷧ⤐ḡ䜧䔆守俳⤻㳉⊚䡳Əᷴッ䉡䉙⑳⮝ạ㛲⎲㬉偁 䙫㗝ℰƏỌḡ⊆ㇷ∐ⰘⰘ僤⽾∗ạ䔆䙫㻈嶚˛䄝俳Əạ⾪ Ⱈ₶ḑ溸㴅Ə㘖ⅴ⤁䙫憸撘˚ⅴ檿䙫⏴∐惤㻈嶚ᷴṭ䙫˛
“后来，我察看我手所经营的一切事和我劳碌所成的 功，谁知都是虚空，都是捕风，在日光之下毫无益处 。＂ƋἇṳƝƌ㈧伾族䍲崜ḡᷧ⛤Ḳ␂Ⰱ᷻ㄆ⏠ạ䔆噁 䩡Ə㛛Ἴ↜ㇸồ忀Ẃ㯸䙥⦺Ƅ ˙˙⅚ṵạ䔆䙫䩡噁Ə5\DQᷧ䛛✏⯢㉥䜧䬻㠯ƏἭ⍛㲈㛰 ⇡⏊˛⥤ᷴ⮠㗺5\DQ亯ṵ撨ᷲ⾪奨⁃㭉棅堳Ə㉼⅌ᷧ㮜〲 ガƏ⍛室∡✗⎸䎗⎆㝌⥠ⷙ人ṭ⩁˛俨㝦㝌䔜䟌ẽ⏖Ọ
ᎃ ᣣ ᦉ EDITORIAL BOARD ADVISOR⛞▚Bishop Philip Lok
EDITORϑᩀSis. Clarice Wong Zi Yun
MANAGING EDITORᢆᔛᩀ∭Sis. Chen Hsin Ju
Join the LCMS facebook group.
TRANSLATORS᪵‡Bro. Wong Foon
PROOFREADING‽ልဢRev. Augistin Muthusami
(SerchํLutheran Church in Malaysia and Singapore)
2 0 1 0 .1 0 - 1 2 L u t h era n Lin k 2 6
Thank you for evaluating AnyBizSoft PDF Merger! To remove this page, please register your program! *RWR3XUFKDVH1RZ!!
3')0HUJHU 9 0HUJHPXOWLSOH3')ILOHVLQWRRQH 9 6HOHFWSDJHUDQJHRI3')WRPHUJH
9 6HOHFWVSHFLILFSDJHV WRPHUJH 9 ([WUDFWSDJHV IURPGLIIHUHQW3') ILOHVDQGPHUJHLQWRRQH
Published on Nov 25, 2010