Apologetics

Easter

Thoughts after Easter: What does dying to self really mean?

During a prayer meeting after service, I spoke with a friend about how we were going through a similar season with similar struggles in our journey of faith. We were sharing about how we seemed to be...

Apologetics

COVID-19 and Super Silent Saturday: Living in the “not yet”

This Easter, churches in Singapore (and in many other countries) will still be unable to gather as an entire congregation due to safe distancing guidelines. The thought of an empty church building on...

Easter

A whisper in the dark: โ€œJesus is Risen”

For many Christians, this is probably the first Easter where we will not celebrate the resurrection of Jesus in a packed church building with celebratory pomp and music. Yet, if Jesus is risen, how...

Life & Death

Just imagine a world without death. Where will you be?

COVID-19 has shoved the reality of death into our faces. Singapore recently reported its 6th COVID-19 death and at this point of writing, the global death toll stands at 82,080. It is now undoubtedly...

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 โ€“ 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...