persecution

Discipleship

Wanna obey God? Your safety isn’t guaranteed

You’ve probably heard this phrase: “The safest place to be is in God’s will.” No, it’s not.  The safest place to be is probably on the couch in your living room minding your own...

Discipleship

7 things you should be praying about (but probably aren’t)

So what have you been praying about lately? The usual petitions and praises — asking God to work in our circumstances or thanking Him for what He has done? Maybe some confession as well — laying...

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...

COVID-19

“Angels in yellow”: Christians in Wuhan take to the streets to boldly spread love, share Christ

What comes to your mind when I say “Wuhan”? Coronavirus, lockdown, fear? But what if I tell you that in the midst of darkness, there’s another narrative being written – another...

Illness

My sister’s cancer and the power of prayer in our family

I come from a family steeped in ancestral worship. So when I became a Christian, my parents were understandably very upset and did not allow me to go to church. One time, my mother got extremely...

Sermons

Kingdom Invasion: Rev Canon Dr Andrew White on forgiveness in the war zone of Iraq

If anyone understands persecution, it would be Rev Canon Dr Andrew White. Previously a vicar of St George’s Church in Baghdad, the only Anglican church in Iraq, he experienced persecution...

Missions

Why are Singaporeans so afraid of missions?

“Our generation is being robbed,” John Kim announced to the listening crowd. We aspire to be famous, but have we missed the heart of Jesus? “Guys,” he continued, “We are...

News

Sri Lanka bombings: The pain of lives lost

This was the story I never wanted to write for Easter.  I first wrote about Palm Sunday a week ago and then another piece on – would you believe it – the villains of Easter. The irony, man....