Cycling Rowers Bay Park and Hampstead Wetlands Park
Saturday, February 20, 2021

I first heard about Rowers Bay from Dr Jimmy Tan, a lecturer in Trinity Theological College. I saw lovely photos on a chat group and I decided I must plan a cycling jaunt there. So I enlisted two other pastors in transition to join me Pastor Eng Hwa, formerly of Praise Evangelical Free Church, an... .. read more..

Faith Relevancy: The Work Will Go On
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

By Joy Wong When it comes to my faith, it’s certainly not the first time I’ve felt lost. Like in college, when I was convinced that God had shown me my future husband, complete with divine signs and confirmations, only to find him engaged to someone else the following year. Or when I ... .. read more..

Retirement: Keeping Yourself Occupied
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

A good friend of mine who knows I have retired and is concerned, asked me, “Brother, how are you keeping yourself occupied?”. As I framed my reply, I thought, “Hey, this would make a good blogpost.” I decided to post my reply to him in my blog, thinking there may be retirees, pastors and laypeopl... .. read more..

Faith Relevancy: Changing the Landscape Within
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

By Ajung Sojwal In these uncommon times that we find ourselves in, I have come to realize how much I took for granted the practice of my faith in its liturgical and communal rhythm. Maybe because the spaces where faith got expressed in tangible ways seems to be shifting, maybe because a rugged cr... .. read more..

Factors That Led To The Growth of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in...
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

As you know, an essay of 3,081 words isn’t exactly suited for a blogpost but I thought this essay by Nicolas Wong would be beneficial for the wider Pentecostal and charismatic community to give us a bigger and better picture of the revivals of 1961 to 1980. I also thought Chinese New Year and hom... .. read more..

Reasons Not to Go Back to On-site Worship Services
Saturday, February 6, 2021

After a year of online worship, surely church members must be feeling their connection with God, and the faith community weakening, and are eager to return to on-site worship.  Yet attendance of on-site worship services is not exactly indicative that God’s people are thirsting for God, the l... .. read more..

Cycling with friends in Punggol Waterway Park
Thursday, February 4, 2021

I am blessed to have God-given friends. I met Lance Ng, a spiritual director working with Kingsmead Center, on the recommendation of Jacintha Teo (see blogroll links). A modest man who gave up a promising career to serve God in giving spiritual direction. I met him regularly for about a year in K... .. read more..

Faith Relevancy: Permission to Choose Life
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

By Angela Ryo What does faith have to do with me and my life? How would I be different if I weren’t a person of faith? And what exactly do I have faith in? As I ask myself such questions, the person that comes to mind is the woman in the Bible who had been […] .. read more..

Church Relevancy: In God We Trust
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

By Casey Iwanaga “In God we trust” a phrase stamped on each coin, each bill, in speeches and papers that founded this nation, spoken by politicians who don’t mean it and people who don’t believe it. A phrase that gets tossed around during the calm and quickly forgotten during the storm, making us... .. read more..

Church Relevancy: Be Inappropriate
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

By Sarah D. Park I am bothered when a church concerns itself about relevancy. That used to be quite the buzzword as we ruminated on how a church might be appropriate to its times and to the next generation. But this past Sunday during church, my pastor spoke on the story of Eli and Samuel […] .. read more..

Reflections on Turning 40
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Originally, I had hoped to host a phenomenally epic 40th birthday party and invite tons of friends and family to celebrate. If you’re reading this blog post, you would have likely been invited. As an extrovert, I get energized by being with people. For my birthday last year we hosted a chic... .. read more..

Tim’s Top 5 Reads from 2020
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Just as I did 2017, 2018, and 2019, I made it one of my goals in 2020 to read one book a month. I exceeded my goal to reach 20 (the extra time during this COVID year and my digital detox both helped). Here’s a list of my top 5 books from 2020: Favourite Memoir The Ride of a Lifetime: ... Re... .. read more..

Church Relevancy: Chaos at the Capitol
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

By Diana Kim “Take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. But interpret newspapers from your Bible.” -Karl Barth Wednesday January 6, 2021 will go down in history as a dark day for democracy. The world was in shock — though unsurprised — to see thousands of Trump supporter... .. read more..

It Doesn’t Matter How Old you are
Monday, January 11, 2021

I hear it all the time. Perhaps people don’t say it out... .. read more..

The Book that Changed My Year (and Probably My Life)
Thursday, January 7, 2021

The first book that I read in 2020 ended up changing my life. Sounds dramatic? Let me explain and I’ll let you decide. In January, I picked up Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life (affiliate link) by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. It was a book Tim had asked for last Ch... .. read more..

How God Uses Your Upbringing
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Moses was Born free so he could lead a people towards freedom.... .. read more..

Church Relevancy: Sharing the Love of God in 2020
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

By Wendy Choy-Chan 2020 was a year of conflicts, here in many parts of the world including the US and Hong Kong. 2020 was a year of unrest, going through change after change with the Covid pandemic. 2020 was a year of testing of our faith, hoping that this time would soon pass.  We cried […] .. read more..

Welcome to 2021
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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Olive’s Top 5 Reads in 2020
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

For 2019, my reading goal was two books a month. This year, my goal was 3 books a month. I exceeded my goal this year by completing 38 books (with a few more partially read). This doesn’t include all the books I read aloud to my kids at bedtime. (Hello, Next Best Junior Chef Books 1, 2, and... .. read more..

Conflict: The One Constant
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

By Tina Teng-Henson Conflict is an apt word to reflect upon at the end of this tumultuous year of battling COVID, even though it is Christmastime.  Conflict reared its ugly head recently, uncomfortably, between me and one family member this fall.  Largely around text etiquette and polit... .. read more..

How to Not Waste 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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Conflict: Courage & Discomfort
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

By Liz Chang Conflict is uncomfortable. Sometimes people embrace it and dive right into it gracefully or combatively. Other times, people do everything they can to avoid it or prevent it.  Conflict can exist in all dimensions of life; it can occur internally within oneself, it can occur exte... .. read more..

Allow Me Some Racism Against the West About COVID-19
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

All these frivolous White people botching COVID-19 responses. You basically need four things: a short draconian lockdown, provision for everyone to eat and pay rent, test-and-trace, and closing of borders. If you do not do all four, your plan will … Continue reading → .. read more..

Where Was God in 2020?
Sunday, December 20, 2020

There are many answers to this question depending on who you were. But those who ask that question… .. read more..

You Don’t Have To Have Your Life Together To Encounter God This Season
Friday, December 18, 2020

2020 has been messy for everyone. Based on your cultural background, you may feel pressure to still appear… .. read more..

Conflict: True North
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

By Emi Iwanaga “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod, the King, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he that is born King of the Jews?  For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” […] .. read more..

As Lockdowns Continue, Here’s What to Do Instead of Social Media
Friday, December 11, 2020

Let’s be honest: being on social media in 2020 is depressing. We have less in-person interactions and now… .. read more..

Applying St Paul’s Teaching on ‘the Weak’ and ‘the Strong’ in Romans 14.1–15.13
Monday, December 7, 2020

In Romans 14.1–15.13, St Paul teaches on ‘the weak’ and ‘the strong’, saying that the strong should accommodate the scruples of the weak, but he also pushes the Christians in Rome, as they live in harmony, to develop a common … Continue reading → .. read more..

Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ Speech
Friday, December 4, 2020

The full text of British MP Enoch Powell’s speech, delivered to a Conservative Association meeting in Birmingham, England, on 20 April 1968. The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils. In seeking to do so, it encounters … Continue reading → .. read more..

The Power of Sabbath for Weary Parents
Thursday, December 3, 2020

A lot of things change when you become a parent. One of the main things I’ve noticed when… .. read more..

Why Christmas 2020 Is Going To Be The BEST
Monday, November 30, 2020

Spare the gifts. Long has the dilution of Christmas under the weight of America’s capitalism dulled the joy… .. read more..

Joyfully Surrendered: What It Means To Put God First
Monday, November 30, 2020

You are walking the Christian life and you are realizing that this religion thing is consuming more of… .. read more..

It Doesn’t Matter What Day the Sabbath Is. Here’s Why
Sunday, November 29, 2020

Common in different religious circles is the concern of “can the Sabbath be any day of the week?”… .. read more..

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