Worldview

What does the Bible say about tattoos?

The Bible only ever explicitly mentions tattoos in Leviticus 19:28: “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.”  It’s right there in the...

Culture

“What if my birthday isn’t happy?”: Unpacking the phenomenon of Birthday Blues

Have you ever felt unexplained moodiness and sadness every time your birthday approaches? Every year when my birthday rolls around, I find myself feeling extremely blue. And I can’t remember...

Personalities

“Achievement is excellence”: The lie that many athletes believe

One of the most dangerous lies which athletes believe is that achievement is excellence. I personally believed this lie for years. ‘Lord, make this race your testimony’: SEA Games 2023...

Music

Josh Yeoh: On life, worship and the key to songwriting

1. What have you been up to this year (or recently)? The biggest thing so far has been the live recording for “Maranatha” at the end of April. Right after that, we went into the Isaiah 62...

Movies & TV

Oppenheimer: What the dark side of humanity can tell us about life

“Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.” Isn’t that quite a mind-blowing and scary remark to make about yourself? Yet this is what renowned scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer is...

Disabilities

What could drive a father to strangle his sons? A lonely desperation I know all too well

Reading about how Xavier Yap strangled his two autistic twin sons to “relieve” the caregiving burden on his wife, 32-year-old ABIGAIL LEE broke down and wept uncontrollably. As someone...

Secondary

A good education isn’t about grades

Ahead of this month’s Thir.st Youth Night that’s all about education, we sat down with PETER TAN, a four-decade veteran educator who has served as a principal for 24 years across schools...

Worldview

Young Singaporeans, what can we do for our country?

Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country! Those famous words were spoken at US President John F. Kennedy’s legendary inaugural address. As we celebrate...

Church Life

Gen Z believer: My hopes for young Christians in Singapore

I am a proud member of Gen Z (just about) and already have a decent sensing of how our generation stands out, whether it’s through our unique monopoly on TikTok silliness, the 0.5 selfie or our...