“How to Make Millions Before Grandma Dies”: Amazing Grandmother’s Love
Friday, June 14, 2024

I was told not to miss this Thai movie. It has been a long time since I stepped into the cinema. Not since the pandemic. Should I go?  The title was intriguing – “How to Make Millions before Grandma Dies?” Later the Straits Times featured an article about it, so my wife and I headed [&... .. read more..

Peace: With One Another
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

By Wendy Choy-Chan When I read the AAWOL sharing this year on the Spirit-led life, nearly all of them were set in the context of community, speaking of the Spirit bearing fruit to bless different “one-another” relationships.  With this week’s theme on peace, I first looked at myself and the peace... .. read more..

Peace: Letting Go
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

By Tina Teng-Henson “God of Justice, Savior to all…”This spring your justice took too long to come,And in my despair, I questioned everything.  Gone was my eirene peace–My brain warred with my heartReturning over and over to what happenedWhat was I guilty of? Could there be any sin I could confes... .. read more..

Joy: Tickling the Ivories
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

By Emi Iwanaga “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure…You will fill me with joy in your presence,with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”Psalms‬ ‭16‬:‭8‬-‭11‬ ‭NIV‬‬ T... .. read more..

Israel-Hamas War: a pastor’s reflection
Thursday, May 23, 2024

A few months back, I was preparing a sermon about the Old Testament book of Habakkuk. As I studied the text, I was surprised at how the truths about God and his ways with Israel and its enemies may be relevant to what is happening in the ongoing Israel-Gaza War. Let me explain. The prophet’... .. read more..

Joy: In Full Supply
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

By Jerrica K Ching Upon learning that this month’s theme is joy, I immediately knew that I wanted to reflect and write about joy in the presence of interactions that we have with others.  Whether it is in the exuberant celebration of a birth, a wedding, or a life, or the quieter enjoyment of... .. read more..

Day surgery
Monday, May 20, 2024

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Joy: A Gift to be Received and Given
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

By Melanie Mar Chow In thy presence is the fulness of joy… Psalm 16:11 Did you know that joy is a gift from God?  It is something that is not pursued, but it is understood as God intended for us, His people, to have His joy.  As we look at the gifts of the Spirit […] .. read more..

Where Are You? Gen 3:9
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Well, Lord, I was on the mountaintop enjoying the fresh air and views with You. Freed from pastoral work in church, and able to do only what I love and want to do, I felt a new lease of life and vision. My physical health improved and the doctor took me off blood pressure pills. […] .. read more..

Joy: A Psalm of Jesus
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

By April Yamasaki From Desolation . . . to Joy! Together, these four words sum up the Easter story. From the darkness and desolation of Good Friday to the light and joy of Resurrection Sunday. From the anguish and misery of Jesus’ suffering on the cross to his ultimate triumph over sin and suffer... .. read more..

Thursday, May 2, 2024

I was reading this poem by Aaron Lee Soon Yong which to me conveys an important truth about prayer. It is self-explanatory so I will not make any comment. On Prayer “Of course He can.” “But will He?” “He will.” “He will?” “He will. Be God.R... .. read more..

Love: Revisited, Again
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

By Ajung Sojwal Over the years, my understanding of love has gone through several revisions. From experiencing love from my parents, siblings and extended family as a child to a place where I have had to examine and revisit my love for my husband, my children, my extended family, friends, the chu... .. read more..

Love: Flipping the Script
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

By Angela Ryo Among all of Jesus’ teachings, probably one of the most challenging sayings to follow is “love your enemies.” Recently, the term, “non-complementary behavior” helped me to understand what it might mean to love my enemies. The term was first coined by a psychologist from Eastern Mich... .. read more..

Love: Casting out all Fear
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

By Leona Chen-Wong TJ, now 15 months old, triggers memories of my earliest AAWOL blog, written when he was just born. Back then, I wasn’t prepared for the overwhelming flood of motherly love or the fear of missing out on his growth. Each passing day, week, and month reveals subtle changes i... .. read more..

Love: Healing our Wounded Identities, Part II
Friday, April 12, 2024

By Charissa Kim Allen –>To read part I of “Love: Healing our Wounded Identities” Just like we courageously journey to label the deeply personal core messages about ourselves in pain, we also journey to discover the deeply personal corrective truths about our identity. And ju... .. read more..

Sermons for Good Friday & Easter
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

One of the tasks that pastors find challenging is to find fresh sermons to preach during Good Friday and Easter Sunday. In the past, attendance increases during these special days in the Christian calendar, but nowadays more Christians are taking the opportunity to get out of the country for a br... .. read more..

Olive’s Top 5 Reads of 2023
Friday, January 5, 2024

2023 was a decent year for reading for me. I made more space in my life for doing puzzles but still managed to read a total of 52 books. Quite a few were books I read at bedtime with my kids, including the Chronicles of Narnia series, the Hobbit, and the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy (which I c... .. read more..

Friday, December 1, 2023

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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..

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