Easter

How to sing Good Friday

What comes to your mind when you think of Easter? Is your celebration of the Risen Christ on Resurrection Sunday shaped by the cosmic horrors of Good Friday and the Cross? How do you help yourself...

Outreach

Sharing the Gospel in a multi-religious society

The recent incident involving the imam who was fined $4,000 for making a supplication during a Friday prayer, “Grant us help against the Jews and the Christians”, is a reminder of the strict...

Apologetics

Bloody Christ (and no, I’m not cursing)

Rated as one of the most violent scenes ever filmed, the crucifixion depicted in The Passion of the Christ was brutal, graphic and accurate. Even if you have never watched the movie, you can imagine...

Easter

What do bunnies and eggs have to do with the Resurrection again?

It’s that time of the year again, when bunnies come out of hiding and people start painting eggs. All in the name of fun, they say. It’s Easter after all, and what better way to celebrate the...

Real Life, Real People

The unwilling, unlikely leader

At the age of 20, I became one of the youngest leaders in Singapore nominated to sit on the Local Church Executive Committee (LCEC), the decision-making board that governs each Methodist church. I...

Apologetics

Is the Christian with complaints a man without faith?

Happy praise anthems dominate the repertoires of churches worldwide, usually the first song in a worship set. Take these lines written by acclaimed Christian singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin: Well I...

Apologetics

The paradox of Millennial “spirituality”

It’s said that we fear what we don’t understand. For Singaporean Millennials, it seems that fear has grown into avoidance, with more youths shunning religion of late. The reality is...

Real Life, Real People

At 23, I had an abortion. I’ve never told anyone, until now

I was about 23 years old when I was faced with the most difficult decision of my life. I wasn’t married, but I got pregnant. This was probably the worst thing that could’ve happened to me...

Apologetics

The most reasonable fool

It’s a common misconception that excessive creative imagination breeds insanity. We think of the insane as people whose rationality has deserted them. Pop culture celebrates the brilliance of...