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)
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
She had suffered physically for 12 years, 12 long years. She had visited physician after physician, in hopes of getting better. She had exhausted her life savings. But healing eluded her. Her hopes seemed extinguished. And yet... The talk of the town was this person called Jesus. Word had it that he was doing miracles, … Continue reading Faith in God’s healing and faith in God’s timing
One of the most oft quoted (misquoted) verses I've heard from friends is 3 John 2, "Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers..." It is a popular verse used to justify a certain theology (Word-Faith/Health-Wealth-Prosperity). So, the line of argument goes like … Continue reading The Blessing and the Responsibility
The world may be freaking out to the news that Mr. Trump is America's president-elect. I'm feeling pretty phlegmatic about it. Of course, that does not mean that this is not earth-shaking news. I can emphathise with people who sense either great dread or great elation (depending on whose camp you are on). A Trump … Continue reading My reaction to US President-elect, Trump
Next year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This term, I have been privileged to attend a TTC (Trinity Theological College) night course about the Reformation. Suffice to say, it has been enlightening learning a little bit more about the history behind our Protestant Reformation. Tonight as I was ironing some clothes, it struck me … Continue reading A New Reformation Needed?