Diary of a pastor in part- time studies 1

nice room with seaview

calming view of the sea

Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary in Penang. Air Asia and a shared cab brought me here at 1pm. The room is large and for two persons but I asked for a single room and there were none left, so they gave me this double room with a million dollar view from Batu Ferringhi. The AGST MTh(Ed) module I am attending is titled “Curriculum Design and Development in a Christian Faith Community”. In the three quarters- filled plane, I was speed-reading a borrowed book, “Mapping Out Curriculum In Your Church”, and once I settled in, I continued till I finished it at about 6pm. Having a phone camera is useful as I could take pics of some of the useful and more important charts and tables in the book.

Now it is close to 12midnight. I have had my dinner at the street hawker’s and it was cheap and delicious. I had met up with a new student, a mature Singapore pastor who had just joined the program(Welcome to the club of seniors in life long learning!). I had bathed and made sure all my pre-course work had been done. I feel tired and done for the day. Lord, may I awake completely refreshed and energized for the packed days ahead.

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    • Hi Karen, Everybody loved it and used it. It’s the must book to have on Christian curriculum. We also loved Maria Harris’ ‘”Fashion Me A People”.

      • Thanks Kenny. You took a step further to interact with one of the authors of the book.

        Hi Karen, we are a group of ThM (CE) and EdD students in Asia. The book is one of the reading materials used for a module “Curriculum Design and Development” which I recently did with them. One thing I like about it is that the book is integrative and formative. It provides the basics for beginners to understand curriculum matters in Christian Education.
        Jeanie Shim

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