Experience in teaching, dissertation/thesis supervision and examination

Teaching Experience

Sivin Kit
2 min readOct 15, 2023

2017 Guest Lecturer for Masters Class, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA

2015–2019 Lecturer, Religious Studies, Malaysian Studies, Christian Theology, Malaysia Theological Seminary (STM), Malaysian Bible Seminary (MBS) Lecturer, Religions in Asia Course, University of Agder (Malaysian Module)

2011–2013 Teaching Masters Level Classes in Religion and Modernity and Religions in Asia, University of Agder, Norway

2008 Part-time Lecturer, Church History, Lutheran Bible Training Institute

2006 Adjunct Lecturer, Youth Spiritual Formation and Discipleship, Theological Extension Course, Seminari Theoloji Malaysia (Malaysia Theological Seminary)

Courses Taught at Malaysia Theological Seminary (2015–2018)

  • Religion 1: Introduction to World Religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Indigenous Religions, New Religious Movement, Atheism)
  • Religion 2: Introduction to Islam
  • Christian Ethics 1 (Introduction to Christian Ethics)
  • Christian Ethics 2 (Issues in Contemporary Ethics)
  • Christian Theology 1 (Introduction to Theology and the Doctrine of God)
  • Christian Theology 2 (Christology and Soteriology)
  • Thesis Methodology
  • Homiletics 1: Introduction to Biblical Preaching
  • Homiletics 2: Introducing Narrative and Creative Preaching
  • Lutheranism
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Critical Reading and Writing
  • Critical Reading and Reasoning

Dissertation/Thesis Supervision

2020 Molly Linquist, Master of Arts (Theological and Cultural Anthropology), Eastern University, USA
Thesis Title: Gift Giving and Reciprocity Among Chinese Malaysians and its Implications for the Evangelical Church in the United States

2018 Francis Wan, Doctor of Ministry Dissertation, Malaysia Theological Seminary
Dissertation Title: A Study of Sermon Application through the Perspective of Seven Relationships

2018 Alvin Tan, Master of Divinity, Malaysia Theological Seminary
Thesis Title: An Examination of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Understanding on Discipleship according to Jesus and its relevance for the Lutheran Church in Malaysia (LCM)

Dissertation/Thesis Examination

2023 James Anthony Ollis, Master of Theology, Sabah Theological Seminary
Thesis Title: Church and State Relations from the perspective of Martin Luther as a framework for constructive engagement of the Bahasa Malaysia division of Basel Christian Church Malaysia in the Sabah Context

2018 Joefrerick bin Ating, Master of Theology, Sabah Theological Seminary
Thesis Title: Church and State Relations from the perspective of Martin Luther’s teaching of the two kingdoms and its contribution to the role of the church in politics in Malaysia

2017 Victor Wong, Doctor of Ministry, Malaysia Theological Seminary
Dissertation Title: Corporate Training and Cell Church Leadership: How Corporate Principles and Practices can Empower the Mega Cell Churches in Malaysia to be more Effective in Leadership Development

2016 Alwyn Lau Wing Wang, PhD, Sunway University
Dissertation Title: Intimating the Unconscious: Politics, Psychoanalysis and Theology in Malaysia
[PhD Mid-Candidature and Final Review Panel External Member, Monash University (November 2015 & September 2016)

2018 John Chew, Master of Divinity, Malaysia Theological Seminary
Thesis Title: Examining Multiculturalism in Malaysia from the perspective of Charles Taylor’s “Politics of Recognition”

2016 Richard Ng, Master of Divinity, Malaysia Theological Seminary
Thesis Title: Marketplace Theology: Exploring Pastoral Work relevant to Christians in the Marketplace

Other administrative experiences

2016–2017 Steering Committee Member for the Masters in Religion and Conflict Transformation Programme, a collaboration of MissionEinewelt, Malaysia Theological Seminary, Tumaini University Makumira, Tanzania, and Universidad Biblica Latinoametricana, Chile

2014–2018 Faculty Sub-Commitees, Malaysia Theological Seminary:

  • Communications and Development Committee
  • Doctoral Committee
  • Library Commitee
  • ‘STM’ Series Publications Committee



Sivin Kit

Life Adventurer, Christian Theologian, Transformation Catalyst, Transmodern Malaysian, and Hopetimist