Articles by

Gracia Chiang

Real Life, Real People

Learning how to love my family: How God turned things around in my home

Growing up, I relished weekend outings with my family. We made trips to Malaysia and amusement parks. The most memorable was to a farm where I fed the goats and complained about the stench. But all...

Real Life, Real People

Diagnosed with cancer at a young age, she discovered the love of God through kindness and open doors

I was 14 when I was diagnosed with leukaemia.  My parents sold our flat in our home country to finance my treatment in Singapore.  A year later, after five cycles of chemotherapy, the cancer was in...

Church Life

Children of the revival: Second-gen church leaders share their personal stories

Rev Jonathan Wong was 6 years old when his father, the late Canon James Wong, was assigned to oversee the English congregation at the Church of the Good Shepherd. More significantly, this was also...

Church Life

“It changed the face of Christianity in Singapore”: How the 1972 Revival transformed our nation

In post-colonial Singapore, how did Christianity evolve from a faith left behind by Western missionaries to one that was embraced by locals? The answer lies in the powerful move of the Holy Spirit,...

#PublishPeace

Reaching out to the family member who’s left the faith

Do you think it’s easier to share Christ to someone in your own family or to a stranger? I’ve encountered many Christians who find it difficult to talk to their family and relatives about Jesus;...

Music

The Encounter: Doing what it takes for every tribe and tongue to worship God

“What is the vision of The Encounter?” This was the question God asked me sometime last October. “God, surely You know — it is for every tribe and tongue.” Every time it reached a...

Mental Health

Navigating choppy waters: An athlete’s battle with anxiety

When I was growing up, my mum put a lot of pressure on me, being the first-born and all. I guess that made me feel like she was a tiger mum. There were a lot of things in my life, like piano and...

Missions

Final stop, Germany: What could I learn about planting a church for refugees?

I arrived safely in Germany, this time without luggage malfunctions, and settled down in the accommodation provided by another missionary I had met in Poland, Alena. In the metropolitan city of...

Dating

How can I be a godly man during courtship?

I don’t know about you. But this is not a topic I think about much. Nor is this something I talk about with my guy friends. Guys don’t just get together and say: “Hey, let’s...