Articles by

Gabriel Ong

Apologetics

12 things that make Christianity unique: Tim Keller

Have you ever stopped to consider what makes Christianity unique from other religions? How many points of difference did you think of? Theologian and author Pastor Timothy Keller got up to 12, in a...

Finding Purpose

I am an overseas scholar… who has no job

In Singapore, getting a scholarship is seen as the thing. Sometimes, it may be seen as the only thing. Winning a coveted scholarship seemed to be the surefire way to security, prestige and a...

Discipleship

3 beliefs we wrongly hold about Jesus

Did you ever hear these lines growing up (and perhaps even until today)? “Stop being so _________! Jesus would never do that!” “Don’t say/do that! You’re behaving like an unbeliever!”...

Dating

What I learnt from beating my friend in a dating contest

“Hey Ken, let’s make this a contest and see who gets 10 dates first.” I remembered sending this text message to my best friend in university while grinning from ear to ear. I was...

News

Houston, we have a problem: In Hillsong founder’s resignation, a call to clear-headed living

I feel like I’ve written this story before. Christian leader in powerful position faces accusations of causing hurt to those he should be serving. The latest face to front this ignominious...

Workplace

Toxic workplace? How to become a “toxin handler” and make peace

As Christians colleagues or managers, we can “Bear one another’s burdens” at work (Galatians 6:2). In this next section*, I suggest some practical ways we can do this for colleagues who are...

Marriage

State of the Family 2022: What do our young people think about marriage and having kids?

At first glance, some of the statistics relating to marriage, divorce and childbearing that were presented at Focus on the Family Singapore’s 8th State of the Family seemed to make for grim...

Workplace

Toxic workplace? Here’s what toxicity means and how to respond

What should we do if we experience injustice or ill treatment at work? First, we could reflect on our own actions. Find out from colleagues whom we can trust what they think about our situation or...

Workplace

Toxic workplace? Choose between bitterness or intimacy with God

It is uncanny that as I share on this topic today, several friends of mine are experiencing abuse at work or toxic workplaces. “Toxic workplace” refers to conflicts, abuse or unhappiness at work....