Articles by

Edric Sng

Outreach

Joseph Chean has passed the baton to you, the next generation

Meaning. Purpose. There is only one timeline against which our worth must be measured – against the perspective of eternity. Does what we do have eternal consequence? I believe that many people...

Missions

Joseph Chean, passionate advocate for missions, called home to be with the Lord

Joseph Chean – known for his lifelong passion for missions – has passed away, aged 56, following a road accident in Istanbul on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. He went the way he lived his life,...

Church Life

“Many churches are hurting with the loss of their sons and daughters”: State of the Church 2023

Picture the finishing line of a particularly gruelling race. Perhaps an Ironman challenge, or an ultramarathon, or cycling’s month-long Tour de France. There, a journalist gathers quotes and...

Faith

A prayer for our youth

As part of the 40.Day season of prayer, believers in Singapore have been praying on the need to Win the Youth. At a prayer meeting held this past Friday at my church, a father – who in recent...

News

‘Lord, make this race your testimony’: SEA Games 2023 bronze medallist Goh Chui Ling

I am a national athlete for Singapore at the South-East Asian (SEA) Games, but more importantly, I bear witness to the epic love of the Lord my Father. The Lord’s love has reached the deepest,...

Faith

A letter from the Editor

Hi everyone, My name is Edric and I’m the Editor of this website. I hope the articles, videos and other content we put out on social media has informed and inspired you over the years. This website...

#PublishPeace

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...