ETHOS Annual Lecture 2019: Teaching about God Being in the Marketplace by Dr Lee Soo Ann

Despite Jesus’ divinity, a good part of his teachings are about earthly matters, shown through his parables about coins and farming activity, which were pertinent issues then.

In today’s context, Christians still face earthly anxieties—matters related to money, business and technology. While we can take comfort in knowing that God is present in the marketplace, how should we discuss such issues today in a Biblical manner?

In this session, Dr Lee Soo Ann will expound upon how God is present amidst our day-to-day affairs, and show the link between Biblical truths and marketplace issues of today.


Dr Lee Soo Ann is an adjunct professor at the National University of Singapore. He is the author of Singapore: From Place to Nation, as well as other books on development and economic history. He has also written teaching material for the university’s economics course. He is currently serving as President of The Bible Society of Singapore, after serving as General Secretary from 1990 to 2003.

He is also an elder of the Presbyterian Church of Singapore, and serves as adviser to Presbyterian Community Services. He attained his Ph.D. from the National University in Singapore, and also has a Master’s Degree in Christian Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada.

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