Tolerance: A Temporary State
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
By Eunhyey Lok When I consider the possible nuances of the word tolerance, or its verb form — to tolerate — they are almost entirely negative. Tolerance indicates putting up with, or enduring something unpleasant, undesirable, or unacceptable. It indicates unwillingness and reluctance... .. read more..
Friday, December 1, 2023
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Serenity: After a Severe Storm
Thursday, November 30, 2023
By Yuri Yamamoto On August 7, 2012, I flew back to Japan from the U.S. to see my father die. After he was diagnosed with a myelodysplastic syndrome in June 2011, I traveled to Japan several times. These trips brought me closer to my roots I had abandoned in 1984. I heard about my father’s […] .. read more..
Serenity: In Struggle
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
By Sarah D. Park I know that in a few years from now, I will look back upon this fall of 2023 and wave it off as a particularly difficult season in my life. My recollection of the details of that difficulty will fade. My body will not remember the acuity of the pain. In […] .. read more..
MFIS Thanksgiving Dinner 2023: A Milestone in Leadership Change
Friday, November 24, 2023
In celebration of Ministers Fellowship International Singapore (MFIS) Thanksgiving Dinner, on Thursday night, 23 November 23, we were blessed with a sumptuous dinner complete with roast turkeys from Goodwood Park Hotel (courtesy of Mr & Mrs Luar Eng Hwa). We had about 120 pastors a... .. read more..
Joseph Chean: passionate missions advocate
Thursday, November 16, 2023
I was shocked when I heard the news that Joseph Chean, a friend of World Revival Prayer Fellowship, went home to glory, in a car accident while heading towards Istanbul international Airport. He had just stepped down from his position as National Director of YWAM Singapore to carry the torch and ... .. read more..
Serenity: Found in Sleep
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
By Diana Kim “I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O LORD, make me lie down in safety.” -Psalm 4:8 When I become anxious or depressed, I feel as though I am in a fog, unable to navigate through the thick clouds that prevent me from seeing even two feet […] .. read more..
Pastor PJ Johney’s 22nd Death Anniversary
Thursday, November 9, 2023
PJ John reminded me that 9 November was his father’s 22nd death anniversary. Pastor PJ Johney was my predecessor, spiritual father and mentor in the ministry. My thoughts went down memory lane to recall the difficult decision he had to make as a civil servant, husband, and father. He f... .. read more..
Serenity: Passive Being to Active Doing
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
By Wendy Choy-Chan Being before doing. To be is an identification. My being – My identity – I am ___.I am God’s child. I obey. I am a member of Christ’s body. I serve. I am a minister. I pastor. But what determines my being? To be is also passive. I am ___.I am loved by God my F... .. read more..
My Reel Journey
Thursday, November 2, 2023
I have been away for a fortnight on vacation cum mission. It has been nothing but joy and excitement as we see the beauty of God’s creation and the power of God in sending the Holy Spirit upon people to refresh them, fill them, and heal them. During this time, I also tried to learn […] .. read more..
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
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Resilience: Crossroads on the Path of Life
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
By Emi Iwanaga “In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul.”Psalms 138:3 NKJV CROSSROADS ON THE PATH OF LIFEChoosing Resilience When Catastrophe hits, crossroads Choices — resistance or resilience Accept defeat, Lunge forward to perse... .. read more..
Resilience: Everything In Its Time (Part 2)
Sunday, October 29, 2023
By Tina Teng-Henson Loving Our Neighbors After too many years of wondering if my husband John’s love for his parents might compel us to move to Louisville, Kentucky – which still might happen someday – there’s time to love the people we get to live next door to. Three families all in a row ... .. read more..
Resilience: Everything In Its Time (Part 1)
Friday, October 27, 2023
By Tina Teng-Henson I love Ecclesiastes 3. We had it read at our wedding, 13 years ago. I still resonate deeply with its wise words. I find myself returning to it again and again these days, eager to let it form and shape me. In the New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition, it says that... .. read more..
Resilience: A Both/And Understanding
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
By Jerrica KF Ching When I first learned that resilience was the topic of reflection, I immediately thought of what it means to be resilient in turbulent times of grief, loss, and trauma. As a practicing mental health counselor, learning resiliency is a theme that impacts children, adolesce... .. read more..
Resilience: After the Rain
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
By Melanie Mar Chow Now that summer and vacations are almost a memory, I thought to share about a simple but important role of vacationing: to help us recover when we face life’s challenges. Traveling is often fraught with surprises. As drivers make sudden U-turns in front of us, it begs pr... .. read more..
Latin’s Four Pronunciations in the English-speaking World
Sunday, October 1, 2023
Latin continues to be important for the life of Anglo-Saxon cultures. The Anglo-Saxon world, however, has four fully competent pronunciations of Latin with each its own integrity; all other variants commonly used by Anglo-Saxons are imperfect attempts to approximate one … Continue reading &... .. read more..
How are you?
Thursday, July 20, 2023
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Charlotte Mason’s Educational Philosophy a Remedy to Problems in Some of Toda...
Monday, July 10, 2023
The more I learn about Charlotte Mason’s understanding of man and the ends of education, and the pædagogical methods by which this understanding is used in the actual teaching of children, the more I think it a remedy to the … Continue reading → .. read more..
Lue-Yee Tsang on a True Sola Scriptura Response to the Errors of Buggery and ...
Saturday, June 24, 2023
At The North American Anglican, I have written an article after one written by James Clark responding to Hans Boersma, Gerald McDermott, and Greg Peters on GAFCON’s Kigali Commitment: The right response is not to reject the classical Protestant understanding … Continue reading → .. read more..
Lue-Yee Tsang on Canon Wars in Classical Christian Education
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Forgot earlier this month to link to my article for the Davenant Institute’s Ad Fontes journal, ‘Whose Classical Education? Which Canon War?’ I contend for a cultural specificity in classical education, to bring out in each tradition the truths about … Continue reading → .. read more..
Unhealthy to Be Constantly Getting Ready for an Exam
Friday, May 5, 2023
‘Can it be good, from the age of 10 to the age of 23, to be always preparing for an exam, and always knowing that your whole worldly future depends on it: and not only knowing it, but perpetually reminded … Continue reading → .. read more..
On Being Indian & American
Friday, April 28, 2023
The following is a reflection from the Advance Initiative Conference in 2019 and was written as an assignment for a writing cohort I was part of. More information on The Advance Initiative can be found at https://advanceinitiative.com/. I don’t go to Advance Conference to learn about church plant... .. read more..
Crush busyness with this game changing habit
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
You’re busy. I’m busy. Everyone’s busy. I’m sure you’ve felt days where... The post Crush busyness with this game changing habit first appeared on Phil Chan . .. read more..
Anticipating AI: 4 Predictions and How Christians Should Prepare
Monday, March 27, 2023
Will AI make the world a better or worse place? And how... The post Anticipating AI: 4 Predictions and How Christians Should Prepare first appeared on Phil Chan . .. read more..
People who are teachable reach their call in God
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Let me ask you a question that is so important to your... The post People who are teachable reach their call in God first appeared on Phil Chan . .. read more..
The 18th Century Not a Liturgical Model for Today in Ornaments of Church and ...
Monday, February 27, 2023
One reason, I believe, that 18th-century England’s neglect of the Holy Communion service’s Ornaments Rubric ought not to be interpreted as a norm for Anglican practice today, a reason implied by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton in The … Continue reading → .. read more..
Two Essays, for Letters and Lent
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
This week, two of my essays have been published, one with (Christian and non-Christian) American revisionists and the other with Anglicans: May the Lord bless you with faith and lead your heart to repentance as we enter the fasting of … Continue reading → .. read more..
China and the Idea of Empire
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Alain de Benoist says in his essay ‘L’Idée d’Empire’ (English translation at Gornahoor) that empire has a spiritual aspect to its authority, distinct from territorial definition. In consequence, in his judgement, ‘the decline of the empire throughout the centuries is … Continue readin... .. read more..
Two of My Poems Published at Atop the Cliffs
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
If you like poetry, I have two poems published over at the poetry journal Atop the Cliffs last year: ‘Of Valediction’s Silence, an Elegy’ (June 2022) and ‘Love the Sin and Hate the Sinner’ (November 2022). For those who like … Continue reading → .. read more..
Tim’s Top 10 Books, Shows, and Podcasts of 2022
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
It’s taken me a while to get this post finished (I’ll blame COVID, which negated about two weeks of productivity in January). In the past I’ve just shared my top 5 books of the year, but this year I thought I’d also share a few of my favourite TV shows and podcasts. BOOKS ... .. read more..
Say Goodbye to Phone Addiction: 3 Faith Practices to Relax and Destress
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
In today’s fast-paced digital world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed... The post Say Goodbye to Phone Addiction: 3 Faith Practices to Relax and Destress first appeared on Phil Chan . .. read more..
How to Know What God is Doing in Your life
Monday, January 9, 2023
It can feel like God is far from our lives. Sometimes it... The post How to Know What God is Doing in Your life first appeared on Phil Chan . .. read more..