Human Flourishing in Chinese Thought: A Christian Response

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for a fascinating event in the historic Nazareth Chapel at the University of Northwestern-St.Paul on Friday, April 5. I’Ching Thomas of OM International will present a free lecture titled “Human Flourishing in Chinese Thought: A Christian Response.”

I’Ching Thomas will explore the notion of human flourishing in Chinese thought, focusing especially on Confucius’ teaching on self-cultivation and benevolence as keys to achieving the ideal of the Noble Man. Then, drawing on parallels with the biblical faith, she proposes that the Christian gospel holds relevance to the aspirations of cultural Chinese concerning human flourishing as defined by Confucian ideals.

Event Details

Date: Friday, April 5, 2024
Time: 6:15 pm (US CDT) – Join us for light refreshments and a chance to connect
                                             with ChinaSource staff and the speaker
          7:00 pm – Lecture
Venue: Nazareth Chapel, University of Northwestern-St. Paul, Roseville, MN

I’Ching, an internationally known speaker and apologist, is the Associate International Director of Operation Mobilization (OM), overseeing global resourcing. She also serves as Co-Director of the Southeast Asia Region for the Lausanne Movement. Prior to joining OM, she was the director of training for an international apologetics ministry, served as a missionary in Turkey, and worked as a communications consultant. She holds a BA in Communications from University Science Malaysia and an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. I’Ching is a sought-after speaker at universities, churches, and conferences worldwide, helping Christians develop a robust understanding and defense of their faith. Her book, Jesus: The Path to Human Flourishing (Graceworks, 2018), explores the commonalities between the gospel and Confucius’ ideal of human flourishing. Most recently she contributed to the book The Popular Handbook of World Religions and co-created CantoSense, a video podcast on contextualization and cultural redemption for the Cultural Chinese. After 18 years in Singapore, I’Ching and her family have recently relocated to Minnesota.

This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is NOT required, but we would be grateful if you do as it will help us plan for refreshments. Feel free to bring others as well. And feel free to share this link with anyone who might be interested. 

We plan to record the event and make a video publicly available afterward. If you can’t make it in person, use the RSVP form to let us know you wish to receive a notification about the video recording.

This event will also give you the chance to meet and interact with ChinaSource staff members Joann Pittman, Andrea Lee, and Peter Arneson. Join us at 6:15pm in the beautiful Nazareth Chapel rotunda. We’d love to see you!

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This event is co-sponsored by the University of Northwestern-St. Paul.

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