International Conference (January 25-27, 2018 )

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Christian Mind in the Emerging World:

Academic Faith Integration in Asian Contexts from a Global Perspective


    “Academic Faith Integration” is the integration of Faith and Learning. Besides seeking ways to embrace diversity in various global worldviews, Christians are also concerned with the discernment of truth, and are seeking integration of faith and learning, cross-culturally and cross-disciplinarily. But how can academic faith integration be achieved?


    Lumina College is a Christian institute of higher learning established in Hong Kong in 2015 which strives to promote a Christian perspective of life/ worldview in dialogue with other secular and global worldviews. It also seeks integration between Christian faith and learning in various disciplines.  In this conference, Lumina College Research Institute invites scholars from a wide range of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary circles to present papers, especially those who are committed to opening dialogues, or are interested to learn about the possible integration between faith and learning in higher education from a global perspective, without overlooking the Asian contexts where we are from.


Important Dates

5 July 2017: Online Registration Opens

30 September 2017: Abstract Submission Deadline

30 September 2017: Early Bird Registration Deadline

30 October 2017: Notification of Abstract Acceptance

15 November 2017: Notification of Presentation Schedule

10 December 2017: Online Registration Deadline

15 December 2017: Deadline to email final paper and presentation to afi.lumina@gmail.com

25-27 January 2018: Lumina College International Conference

27 January 2018: Optional guided walking tour of Dr Sun Yat-Sen Historical Trail


Proposed Topics

The following topics will be the core concerns of this coming conference:

  1. Mission and objectives of Christian higher education today - The importance of integrating faith and learning as the essential issue for defining Christian higher education and Christian movements in the Asian contexts; e.g. How is faith integration explicitly stated in the mission statements of Christian Colleges?

  2. How should academic faith integration be brought about in Asian contexts – Especially with regard to the Asian understanding of holistic worldviews, ethics and spirituality, and the emphasis on human relationships?

  3. Integrations or the re-shaping of faith and learning in different academic disciplines, such as Arts, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences; or in different workplaces and professions such as medical, military, and social work arenas;

  4. Integration of faith and knowledge in science and technology – How do we face the dominance of techno-poly, artificial intelligence, smart devices, cloning and other technological cultures?

  5. The impact of faith-learning integration on individual learners, learning communities, institutions and society at large.


Keynote Speakers:-


Professor of Psychology, Calvin College

Provost of Calvin College (2006 - 2014)

Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago




Professor of Higher Education

Azusa Pacific University

Editor of Journal of Christian Higher Education

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Download BIO OF DR LONGMAN.pdf


Dr. Albert M. ERISMAN

Executive in Residence Emeritus at the School of Business, Government, and Economics, Seattle Pacific University

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Iowa State University

Download BIO OF DR ERISMAN.pdf


Dr. Grace Shangkuan KOO

Professor of Educational Psychology 

University of the Philippines

Editor-in-Chief of Jeremiah’s Dilemma Quarterly

Author of Guarding our Heart and Mind

Ph.D., University of the Philippines

Download BIO OF DR KOO.pdf


Prof. Kuk-Won SHIN

Professor of Philosophy and Culture

Chongshin University

Editorial Committee Member, Worldview     

    (Monthly Magazine published by Christian 

    Worldview Studies Association of Korea)

Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit (Free University) of Amsterdam

Th.M. and M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary

Download BIO OF DR SHIN.pdf


Dr. CHAN Kai-Pak 

Co-host of this international conference

Pastor at Boston Chinese Church of Saving Grace

D.Min., Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary

M.Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Download BIO OF DR CHAN.pdf



Download 2018conference schedule.pdf



Download 2018conference_abstract.pdf

Seminar will be conducted in English


Venue:   Lumina College, 3/F, Breakthrough Centre, 191 Woosung Street,

               Kowloon, Hong Kong


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Registration Fee (exclude all fee for flight, tranportation, accommodation, meals, insurance, visa application,......etc.)

Enquiries: (852) 3622 1724  


Email: luminacollege@gmail.com


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