Studies & NS

Which would you choose: God or your grades?

For five days in a week you take on the role of student, and simply want to do your best in school. But you’re a weekend warrior for Christ. You serve in Church and believe in giving up your free...

University

What if you don’t get the course you want?

“I don’t know what I’m doing in this course,” a friend said, breaking down in front of me. It wasn’t his first choice. He didn’t even like what he studied. But his grades meant he...

Finding Purpose

How do I find my calling in life?

The Bible suggests that God has a special plan for you.* Not merely your choice of work or course of study, but why you exist. It’s a lofty ideal – the elegant union of power, significance,...

Studies & NS

So, you think you have NO talent at all?

To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made...

Secondary

The problem with PSLE results

The problem with PSLE results is that for every satisfied child, you have another told he’s not good enough. The problem with PSLE results is you put a pricetag on a child who is priceless in...

National Service

With my rifle and my buddy and me… oh, and Jesus

I do. All the time. Army songs are brilliant, and each time I pass by an army camp and hear one, I think of my two-year struggle for significance. They say that when the green camouflage comes on,...

University

Loving God, but to what degree? An undergrad’s guide to keeping the faith

On this little red dot, what you do in university is rarely what you thought you’d be doing when you were growing up. Instead, it represents the culmination of the kiasu parent’s purpose-driven...

National Service

Exercise Christ-in-me: How to keep the faith during NS

I used to think that the two years of National Service wouldn’t shake me. I would go in, take everything in my stride, and make a lot of new friends along the way. Then my time in green would end...