Of Mars Hill Church and City Harvest Church

I read a particularly striking article this evening; though predicated upon the fall of Pastor Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church in Seattle, USA, but almost entirely relevant to the fall of Pastor Kong Hee and City Harvest Church in Singapore. Pastor Paul Tripp, while in the midst of counselling Pastor Mark and advising the … Continue reading Of Mars Hill Church and City Harvest Church

Aftermath of the City Harvest verdict

So this was the big news in Singapore today: The City Harvest Church case. The reactions to the final verdict - and reduced sentences of all the accused - span the whole gamut of emotions: from relief (understandably so from the congregation) to outrage (understandably so from the general public). My personal reflections concerning the … Continue reading Aftermath of the City Harvest verdict

How the church has failed LGBTQ people

(Disclaimer: this post is targetted mainly at Christians.) So Pink Dot 2016 ended today. And Wear White 2016 occurs tomorrow. In the midst of both sets of voices declaring radically different perspectives, I offer my humble perspective. I chose a deliberately provocative title to my post, but please hear me out.  We have failed LGBTQ people … Continue reading How the church has failed LGBTQ people

Prayer-answering God

It was just yesterday I read the Straits Times article detailing the past month as the driest March in over a century. My initial reaction was one of dismay because the article said there would be little respite for the next two weeks. Soaring temperatures. Dry weather. Haze. When I shared the article over Facebook and … Continue reading Prayer-answering God

Random (theological) thoughts about GE 2015

1. If you aren't happy with a perfect King, you'll never be happy with an imperfect government. 2. If you can't submit to the authority of a perfect King, you'll never submit to the leadership of an imperfect government. 3. If you place all your hopes of the future of the country solely upon the shoulders … Continue reading Random (theological) thoughts about GE 2015

The Uniqueness of Jesus (Passion Week Assembly Talk @ St. Andrew’s Secondary School 2015)

Uniqueness of Jesus http://www.worshiphousemedia.com/embed/product/50158 This Friday, billions of Christians all around the world celebrate Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. We do this to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And the tradition in St. Andrew’s is we start the week with today’s assembly talk that focusses on this topic. Coincidentally, Singapore’s founding father, … Continue reading The Uniqueness of Jesus (Passion Week Assembly Talk @ St. Andrew’s Secondary School 2015)