Articles by

Edric Sng

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It’s time for Bold Faith

5 is the number of grace. By grace, Thir.st has been around five years now, since the end of 2016. How we’ve needed that grace. Five years ago, a handful of us took a leap of faith, either leaving...

Christmas

Three Christmas carols that get me every time

There are some Christmas lyrics that I just can’t make it through. We wait 11 months a year to sing them in church, and when we finally do, they catch right in my throat, and the words can’t come...

Faith

We turned 5?!

On December 3, 2016, we flicked a switch, and the Thir.st website went live. So every time December rolls around, we marvel at another year of still being around.  This year is a bit special than...

Mental Health

Before you start taking potshots, do you know what people might be going through?

You’re walking down a street, and a guy TOTALLY bumps into you as if he didn’t even see you there. As you pick yourself up off the floor, all manner of invective comes out of your mouth,...

Mental Health

A plea to news editors: Don’t cover suicide like any other news story

There is an unwritten rule that the media in Singapore, apart from the tabloid press, has observed for many years: Not to report on suicides and suicide attempts apart from annual figures or...

COVID-19

As cases rise and bad news breaks, how should we pray?

At such times, the tendency is to feel really helpless, because no matter what safety measures are in place, no country – not even ours – seems to be able to come to grips with the virus and its...

How-tos & Handles

When your hero of faith lets you down

Bill Hybels. Carl Lentz. Jerry Falwell Jr. Now, sadly, we add the late Ravi Zacharias to the list of global Christian leaders whose sexual indiscretions have left their reputations in tatters....

Church Life

Back once again in the valley of decision: Online or onsite?

Back in February, we published an article, COVID-19 and the valley of decision: The unbearable pressure your Senior Pastor is under, in which we detailed the thought process a church leader faced...

COVID-19

Survey: When will you start to attend physical Church services?

You can also click here to access the survey in a separate window. Rest assured that your personal data or IP details are not collected in the survey. Thank you! This survey is a follow-up from our...