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Urban dictionary word of the day: Covidiot. Covid-idiot. Covidiot. Borne out of this season of the coronavirus and defined as someone who ignores the warnings regarding public health or safety. Ostensibly applicable to some people whom we read about in the news: for example, those who bulk buy stuff like toilet paper in sheer ‘kia-su-ness’. … Continue reading COVID.iot & the Gospel
It wouldn’t surprise me if you are sick of hearing about COVID-19… pun intended. I promise I won’t belabour the point, suffice to say, our current climate is one of great uncertainty. Our neighbours up north (Malaysia) are coming to terms with an abrupt and unexpected political change. It was not too long ago that … Continue reading Living in God’s Will through COVID-19
In moments of trial, we may be tempted to ask the question, “Why, God?” And that would be legitimate. We are only human. As believers though, we know that our God is sovereign. He is not only not caught unawares, He is in fact actively engaged in world affairs throughout human history. That being the … Continue reading Reflections on the 2019-nCoV situation
I suppose the talk of the town is the 2019-nCoV situation … perhaps more popularly termed ‘Wuhan’ virus. Some smart aleck made a word play and joked that the Chinese words roughly translates ‘no sweat’ in English. But it is human to feel nervous or anxious, to sweat over this development. Recently my wife, kids … Continue reading Our Lives in God’s Hands
Story was told of a missing dog poster that read… “3 legs, blind in one eye, missing right ear, tail broken, recently castrated… answers to the name of 'Lucky'.” In a couple of days time, Chinese New Year will be upon us and let me take the opportunity to wish all of you a very … Continue reading 福 – A Chinese New Year devotion
Speaking of Japan, you may have heard of the phrase ‘omakase’, or you’ve dined at an ‘omakase’ restaurant before. Omakase is a Japanese word that translates, “I will leave it up to you,” which means customers at such restaurants let the chef choose their meal. In fact, the word originates from the Japanese phrase ‘makaseru’, … Continue reading Omakase our year to God!
Kanye West is a massively well known, popular music artist. He recently made headlines because he announced he had been “radically converted”; he’s now a Christian. Not only that, he also stunned many by saying, he’s not going to release anymore secular music… only gospel music from now on. Following up on that promise, Kanye … Continue reading Kanye and Worship