On Being a Preacher

On the 20th of November 2021, I took my Preachership pledge. While the official pledge taking marks a denominational recognition of my status as a Preacher in the Presbyterian Church in Singapore, truth be told, I find myself still reflecting on what it means to take up this ecclesiastical office. After all, being a preacher … More On Being a Preacher

Ivermectin, Quackery, and Modern Protestant Evangelicals

A couple of days ago, word got out that a woman in Singapore took ivermectin as a preventive against covid 19 based on the advice of church friends. The result of taking this drug was devasting to say the least. The woman ended up in A&E and displayed symptoms such as ‘vomiting, severe joint pain, … More Ivermectin, Quackery, and Modern Protestant Evangelicals

Youth Ministry and the Institutional Church: Lessons from Bonhoeffer

One of the anxieties churches face today is the state of youth ministry. This is often due to the practical concern that a poor youth ministry facing rapid attrition rate can only mean the inevitable collapse of the church due to the lack of succession. You can imagine then the heart sinking news when Straits … More Youth Ministry and the Institutional Church: Lessons from Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer on why we fail at observing silence

The discipline of silence is arguably one of the most neglected disciplines among Protestants. But even those who are aware of it often fail to practise silence because they find it uncomfortable and get restless very quickly. This morning as I was reading a sermon by Bonhoeffer, I came across Bonhoeffer’s thoughts on why many … More Bonhoeffer on why we fail at observing silence

Notes on Revelation Part 2 – On Eschatology

In part 1 of my notes on Revelation, I highlighted that eschatology, while featuring in apocalyptic literature, need not occupy a central space in order for the literature to be considered apocalyptic. More crucial to the genre is the divine revelation and disclosure of hidden mysteries to human beings. In this post, I want to … More Notes on Revelation Part 2 – On Eschatology

Notes on Revelation part 1 – On Apocalyptic and Eschatology

My church will be embarking on a study of the book of Revelation pretty soon. With that, I’ve decided to type down some thoughts related to this unique book based on whatever little study that I’ve done. This will be the first of a short three-part observation. Revelation is a bizarre book. Quite often reading … More Notes on Revelation part 1 – On Apocalyptic and Eschatology

The Tense Consensus of Christian Citizens and Political Parties

It’s that time of the year where Singaporeans get to elect. Unfortunately, in almost every General Election (GE), we also see the worst in people be it from those who support the opposition or ruling party. At times, the conduct that we display as Christians can be embarrassing to say the least. From propagating fake … More The Tense Consensus of Christian Citizens and Political Parties

Defining the Gospel – Mcknight, Bates and Gilbert

Not sure if you’ve been following, but a discussion/exchange took place earlier this week between a couple of biblical scholars (Matthew Bates and Scot Mcknight) and a pastor (Greg Gilbert). The topic of dispute – What is the gospel? Let me just back up and give a brief summary of what the exchange is about. … More Defining the Gospel – Mcknight, Bates and Gilbert