Devotionals

Where is the burning bush in your life?

Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the back or west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb or Sinai, the mountain of God. (Exodus...

Real Life, Real People

I was 18, full of ambition, full of myself. Then my heart stopped beating

I woke up groggy and disoriented in a bed that was not my own. I looked around and realised I was in a humid hospital ward. Beside me, an old man was wheezing violently, hands gripping onto the...

Church Life

There is a place to be vulnerable

“I’m not comfortable to share this with you/everyone, but I’ll let my mentor know.” I’ve been hearing this phrase quite often. I usually nod my head in sympathy. Yeah,...

Relationships

Why I run from the people who love me

I’m a runner. I run from problems. I’ve come to realise that I instinctively put up my walls as defences. I distance myself and turn away from hard times. It’s so easy to run when things are...

Apologetics

In defence of modern worship songs

A current trend in Christian circles is to put popular worship songs under the “theological microscope” and come up with a list of songs to cull from services. Most of these...

How-tos & Handles

Can you bloom in adversity?

I used to watch Mulan every night after dinner. It was 1999, a year after Disney released the animated version of the story I’d grown up with in Chinese classes. Arguably the most well-known female...

News

From a hospital in Tokyo, an urgent cry for help

Maybe you’ve seen this appeal on your Facebook feed: Please help me bring my father home. You may have trouble accessing the link, possibly due to heavy traffic to the site. In short: The...

Culture

Prone to wander(lust)?

Some years back, I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. While many had said that it felt like a feature-length “Just Do It” advertisement, the constant theme of “stop dreaming, start...

Discipleship

Don’t numb the pain

Sigmund Freud once proposed that the mind seeks to avoid pain and find pleasure. In this life, we will get our hearts get broken. People might say mean things to us. Something or someone beloved...