Shiao C. Chong is the Christian Reformed Chaplain serving York University.
Chong (as everybody calls him)
has an MA in English Literature (U of Alberta)
and is an accomplished writer
supported by the Christian Reformed Churches in the Greater Toronto Area, Chong
is the director of a student club at York University called LOGOS Christian
Community. In addition to heading
LOGOS Christian Community, Chong
also provides the following FREE services to all York U students and community
Individual Spiritual/Pastoral Dialogues
- Speaking Engagements on Various Christian Topics
- Resource Help on Christian Perspectives for Academic
Learning, Research or Current Events
Here is a list of Chong's suggested speaking
- Is the Bible Anti-Women?
Explores some key texts in the Bible that
pertains to the role of women and the surrounding controversy
- The Idols of Our Culture
Lists some of the spiritual "idols" that shape
our culture today and how Christians can avoid them
- The Total Gospel
Presents an argument for the Total Gospel
concept - against the incomplete gospels of salvation as only "saving
souls", or of the church's mission as only "social justice and charity work"
- Our Lives & God's Calling, Will, &
Does God have a specific
calling or purpose or mission for each of us? How do find that? How do I
know God's will for my life? We will look at these questions
- Modernism, Postmodernism & the Church
Explores, in general terms, the shift in our
culture from the age of modernism to postmodernism, and how the Christian
church has engaged these cultural forces. Ends with a discussion on how the
church ought to respond to post-modernity.
- Is the Bible Racist? Christianity &
Why has the Bible been
used to justify racism and slavery? What do the texts used to do so really
mean? Does the Bible support a multi-cultural or inter-cultural approach to
community and church? Or does it support the concept of ethnic churches?
Should Christians embrace our culture's multi-cultural ideology?
- Finding Your Self: Modern, Postmodern &
What is the
framework that helps us answer the question of our own identities: who am I?
We will look at some ways Western culture has attempted to frame that
question, both modern and postmodern, and their consequences. We end by
exploring a biblical option of framing our selfhood.
- God's Mission and World Religions
What is God's mission in the world? How do
Christians and the church join God's mission? How does our relationship with
people of other religions relate to God's mission? How are we to relate
- The New Testament Canon and the Da Vinci
Explores the claims of the Da
Vinci Code bestseller on how the New Testament was formed and its relation
to the divinity of Christ
- Why the Pagan Christ is Wrong
Tom Harpur's bestselling book, The Pagan
Christ, claims that Jesus' death and resurrection did not historically
occur but was a spiritual myth with pagan roots (Egypt specifically). Find
out why these claims are highly dubious.
- The Bible and the Environment
What does the Bible has to say about our
relationship to the ecology? Does God care about the environment?
- Is Heaven NOT our Home?
Contrary to popular misconceptions of our
eternal destiny, the Bible suggests that the earth is humanity's true home,
not an ethereal heaven. Heaven is real but it is God's home, so to speak,
not ours. Humanity's eternal future will be lived out on the new heaven and
earth, not on a disembodied, earth-less heaven. We will explore some key biblical passages that show
why this is so, and the implications for our spirituality and lives.
- The Story of the Bible
A summary of the Bible's ONE story or message.
Essentially, this is your chance to hear the Bible message in a nutshell!
Among some of Chong's published writings:
- “Interpreting the Self
and George Herbert: Modern, Post-Modern and Biblical Options” in
Strategic Smorgasbord of Postmodernity: Literature and the Christian Critic
(Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007)
Called: Discussion Guide,
second study of five in the Discipleship series (Faith Alive
Christian Resources, 2007)
“Christian Education and All That Jazz” in the Christian Educators
Journal (Vol. 45, No. 2, December 2005)
- A series of four
articles on "Life's Big Questions" in the online journal Comment
(2004 issues) published by the Work Research Foundation - read them at
To contact Chong
for any of these services:
Cell Phone: 416-707-5315
Check Out Chong's Blog:
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