Rev. Chow, Lien-hwa, a famous Taiwan theologian, pastor and author, passed away on August 6, 2016, at the age of 96. He graduated in University of Shanghai with a degree in Business Management. In 1949, he furthered study in America and got his Ph.D. in The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and undertook the post-doctoral research in Princeton Theological Seminary. He had been the researcher in Oxford University and earned a honorary theological doctorate in the U.S.A. too. He was also the chairman of the board in Tung Hai University of Taiwan for many years. Aside from the contributions in the pastoral ministry and tertiary education, he also put a lot of effort in theological education and evangelical movement in Taiwan. In 2004 and 2007, Rev. Chow was invited to our School as the keynote speaker for the Theology Day Thanksgiving Service with the topic “Chinese Theology of Tomorrow”, and The 1st Annual Pastoral Conference with the topic “Pastoral Ministry in the Chinese Church Context: From the Biblical, Theological and Cultural perspective” respectively. Now, we still have his calligraphy “To set sail again” in our office to memorize the event of renaming to be “Divinity School of Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong”.
Our deepest condolence on his departure. May God comfort his family members.