Articles by

Gabriel Ong

Faith

The hours before Hope

There are less than 24 hours before the Celebration of Hope begins. The last time there ever was a night like this would have been more than 40 years ago ā€” 14,772 days to be exact ā€” on December...

Finding Purpose

Could I have everything I wanted and yet not be satisfied?

Hugh Jackman has a fascinating line in the film, Australia, where he’s talking about life. It goes something like this: You only get one story, better make it a good one. Maybe it’s work...

Studies & NS

To the graduating class of 2019: Be driven by purpose

I’m no valedictorian but I’ve got something to say anyway. I only graduated with a decent GPA, and Iā€™m not even going to pursue as a career what I’ve studied for the last 3 years....

Dating

This is my last month as a single: 4 things I’ve learnt

I first met Cheryl about 12 years ago while we were still in different secondary schools. Today, it’s been more than 3 years since we started dating and we’re finally getting married in...

News

Sri Lanka bombings: The pain of lives lost

This was the story I never wanted to write for Easter.Ā  I first wrote about Palm Sunday a week ago and then another piece on ā€“ would you believe it ā€“ the villains of Easter. The irony, man....

Easter

If Good Friday was a movie, then Jesus Christ would be its protagonist

Having seen dozens of reruns, almost everyone would know the hero’s story by now. The Son of God came to a fallen world in the form of a man. Born of virgin birth, He ministered and then died...

News

Notre-Dame fire: Losing a beautiful treasure

I was surfing the web when I came across the sad news. On the evening of 15 April 2019, the Notre-Dame tragically caught fire. The raging fire destroyed the spire and oakwood roof of the 856-year-old...

Easter

Passion Week: Why does Palm Sunday matter?

When I was a teenager in my old church, I remember noticing how the Sunday School kids would wave around palm leaves once a year on a Sunday morning. I never knew what that was about. I just assumed...

Music

No More Hiding: TheEDGE unleashes an anthem of freedom

In a season of prayer and fasting for our church, I asked God what are some of the problems our generation faces. God began to open my heart and show me the times in my life when I was struggling but...