Apologetics

Apologetics

Where have we seen a crisis like this before?

COVID-19 has landed Singapore in terribly difficult times. You only have to listen to our leaders to know how bad it is. Like Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, who most recently described it in...

Discipleship

Head, heart and hands: How can I love God and my neighbour if I don’t know His Word?

I carved out some time to focus on learning last year. I’ve had the privilege to attend two classes each week, one on preaching and the other on hermeneutics (interpreting the Bible). One was...

Mental Health

It’s okay to wrestle with pain

Several years ago, I found myself lying in pain on the hospital bed, recuperating from a slipped disc. My former cell group leader was about to pray for me – but he said something which I did not...

Apologetics

Faced with temptations? Cling to truths instead

As we approach the second Sunday of Lent, it is useful for us to draw some thoughts from Jesus’ temptation by Satan, at the end of the 40 days he spent in the wilderness without food and drink...

COVID-19

COVID-19 and the threshing floor: The Church in a moment of reckoning

“Do you see all these things?” he asked. A line that could describe any of us reacting to the events of the past few weeks. Just over a month ago, the first case of COVID-19 surfaced in...

COVID-19

If God is real, then how come Christians aren’t protected from COVID-19?

The other day, my son overheard a conversation in the barber shop that went like this: Customer: You heard about the spread of the virus happening in the churches? Barber: Oh yes! Customer: Did...

Easter

Is Lent just about fasting and self-denial? This is why the 40-day season matters

WHAT IS LENT ALL ABOUT?  Pastor Ian: Lent is a 40-day preparation for Easter. During these 40 days, we identify ourselves with Jesus who went through a 40-day fast (Luke 4:1-13).  We find the...

Apologetics

Instead of asking “why God?”, how about “what are you doing God?”

In moments of trial, we may be tempted to ask the question: “Why, God?” And that would be legitimate. After all, we are only human. As believers though, we know that our God is sovereign. He is...

Apologetics

3 books to read when you want to make sense of suffering

Bombarded with news about COVID-19, questions about worry and safety fill the minds of many: How should Christians respond to such fears? And how should we view events like panic-buying at the...