Pastoral Column

In Singapore, more than 55,000 are infected by Covid-19. New words are getting common: Telecommuting, Streaming, Lock-Down, DORSCON, home-delivery for meals. Those who work from home (WFH) are busier than before. Parents experience first-hand the rowdiness of their children as they have Home-Based Learning (HBL). Those returning from overseas have to comply with Stay Home … » Read the Rest…


Eph.4:11-12 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, The shepherds and teachers that God gave to His church refer to one office and the words shepherds, elders, overseers and pastors are used interchangeably … » Read the Rest…


“And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of … » Read the Rest…


In a soccer match, how do we know which team will win? If its shirt is red and its name is Liverpool! That’s probably what the fans think! On a serious note, most of us think that the team that works together better and is united, stands a better chance to win. A fantastic individual … » Read the Rest…


(1) Chinese Spiritual Barrier The most common reason for Chinese to reject the Gospel is the mistaken belief that Jesus is a European God. To help them overcome this barrier we need to explain who Jesus really is, that Chinese civilization started with Christianity and that Shang Di, the Chinese God is actually the same … » Read the Rest…


Singapore has just completed her general election two days ago. Over the last three weeks, we again heard the cries of each political party, airing their views and their plans. Against this backdrop, as in all previous elections, all parties and Singaporeans are mindful of the unity in our love for our country and desired … » Read the Rest…


It was the second day of Lunar New Year 2020. An urgent email from my workplace at NUS must be seen to. All lessons after the Lunar New Year weekend are to be conducted online. There is the mad scramble to craft a 3-hour online lesson on Tuesday with my class of PRC scholars. This … » Read the Rest…


There has been much media attention about racism lately after the killing of George Floyd by a white policeman in Minneapolis. The incident has spurned a “Black Lives Matter” movement all over the world. I wanted to talk to my children about this from a Biblical perspective and came across the following article which I … » Read the Rest…


The sermon by Brother Richard Lai on the ‘Holy Spirit and I’ spoke to me about how privileged we are! Validates my salvation There are times in my life that I feel that I don’t deserve salvation… when I succumb to the lies of satan, “You don’t deserve to be saved” “How can you as … » Read the Rest…


But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”  In March 2020, a survey[1] was conducted regarding the fears of people in Asia. Out of 3000 … » Read the Rest…