Story was told of a businessman and he was in a real hurry. He had just touched down in New York from a flight, and was rushing to an important meeting. As he jumped into the taxi, he yelled out to the driver, “Step on it!” Sensing the driver’s hesitation, the businessman demanded, “Well, what … Continue reading ACJC assembly devotion – What’s the purpose of your life?
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?
So today, I will not be eating a curry puff. For those who remember the last time I attempted to eat a curry puff as an illustration during the devotion, I choked; literally and metaphorically. But it was good, because it reminded me to be humble and not get puffed up. This morning, I would … Continue reading Be strong and courageous!
Story was told of a one-legged school teacher from Scotland who came to J. Hudson Taylor to offer himself for service in China. “With only one leg, why do you think of going as a missionary?” asked Taylor. “Well, I do not see those with two legs going,” replied George Scott. He was accepted. As we … Continue reading The Dynamic Duos of Missions – a short exegetical sermon on Acts 8:25-40
This afternoon, a colleague sent us an article that spoke of the challenge the Church faces in reaching millennials (which you can read here). Though I found myself agreeing with many of the sentiments of the author, I also found myself wondering if there are other perspectives concerning the issue. I offer my humble thoughts: i. … Continue reading Reaching Millennials