2 Timothy 1:7 is a pretty well-known verse. Many Christians have committed it to memory. "For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline." A couple of days back, while I was ironing clothes, the verse crept into my mind and as I was pondering over it, … Continue reading Power of a different kind: a meditation while ironing clothes
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
To say it was an ambitious camp is an understatement. In the planning for the camp, we attempted several programs which had not been done before: ranging from a seemingly simple angel-mortal game, to an amazing-race at Sentosa, to a campfire. The latter two were really a step of faith, highly dependent on weather... and with no back-up plan. … Continue reading God is alive, He is at work! (Reflections on ACJC Christian Fellowship Camp 2017)
I'm really thankful for today. It's been such a crazy, busy period for me that I scarcely have had time to breathe. On the surface, things on the ministry front seems positive. But if I were honest with myself, I knew that what has given way the most is my personal walk with the Lord. No, … Continue reading God’s encouraging word for me today!
A friend. A mentor. A spiritual guide. Christian Ministry Staff (CMS) play all these roles and more in the Methodist Schools. Here is a brief snapshot of life as a CMS. It was the second week of the new school year and also my second week as a CMS in Fairfield Methodist Secondary School, when … Continue reading The Privilege of being a Christian Ministry Staff
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
It is a familiar bible narrative: the one where Jesus stills a storm. Here's one telling of it from the gospel of Matthew 8:23-27. When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but … Continue reading Who is this Jesus?