Articles by

Gabriel Ong

Faith

Tired and looking for strength? Read this

Every Friday morning, I attend a Bible study led by our Senior Pastor (SP). A lot of times, the principles he shares with us are the same ones he’s been preaching for decades. And frankly...

Faith

Somewhere only we know: The sacred intention of time alone

Do you have a place that only you and God know of? There’s a pastor at my church who often tells of a particular spot where God will meet him. This pastor goes for his run, turns at a...

Studies & NS

A message from the Principal: Acknowledging God’s hand in education

Formerly the principal of St Andrew’s Secondary School and St Andrew’s Junior College, Mrs Belinda Charles is no stranger in the education sphere. Today she continues to mentor school...

Faith

Leading as a lady

Jennifer Heng has held various leadership positions in church, from youth pastor to Senior Pastor. She was also the volunteer Director of Dayspring New Life Centre, which aims to empower women and...

Culture

A man’s view on dressing modestly

In my circle of friends, the issue of modesty is an extremely touchy topic. No one wants to be told by someone holier-than-thou what to do or how to dress. I fully understand that it is my...

Culture

Why I don’t celebrate Halloween

This article was basically going to advise you against celebrating Halloween. But as I was planning how to write that piece, I could already imagine the sort of push-back it would get: Wah, these...

Culture

Reflections on Skyrim: I didn’t make my lives count

Skyrim (2011) is a video game from the Elder Scrolls video game series that originated in the nineties. The player learns that he or she is the chosen one, prophesied to defeat Alduin the...

Culture

One man’s thoughts on Harvey Weinstein and sexual predators

More than 30 Hollywood actresses – including household names such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne and Kate Beckinsale – have come forward to accuse film mogul Harvey...

Culture

Frightened to death: The high cost of horror films

As someone who loves films, I’ve always had a soft spot for the horror genre. I especially respected the auteurs who could subtly unsettle you without having to resort to jump-scares. Despite...