A Better Homeland

As a doctor, I’m no stranger to death. Breaking the bad news of a poor prognosis is a regular part of the job, but no matter how many times I do it, it never gets easier. Yet if there’s something I’ve learnt from these interactions, it’s that all pretences are stripped away when death stares…

The Wisest Fool

Who is the wisest man in the Old Testament? While many candidates come to mind, King Solomon must rank as a strong contender. When he began his reign as king of Israel, he was granted any wish by God. Instead of asking for a long life or the demise of his enemies, he asked for…

Ps Tan Hui Ru

Hello, My Name Is…

Hospitality is one of the things that we find most challenging as a society. It’s somehow really ingrained in us to leave others alone unless they ask to be approached. And in church, that means that we are content to sit in the same area as the same people for many years without ever knowing…

“Living a Good Life”

What does it mean to live a good life? Solomon writes from the vantage point of an elderly man and offers wisdom on how to live. So, let us consider how to live a good life. As he looks backwards, he says in Eccl. 1:2-4, “Meaningless! Meaningless! says the teacher. Utterly meaningless. Everything is meaningless.…

Mask Update

In line with the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) 24 Aug 2022 announcement on further easing of community safe management measures (SMMs); from 29 August 2022, mask-wearing requirement for indoor activities will be removed.

God’s Intervention amid Our Fear

Although he is known as a hero of faith (Heb. 11), Abraham’s life is that of an ordinary human being, just like ours; a life with the ups and downs along the journey of faith. Abraham failed God twice. After he failed God in Egypt (Gen. 12:10-20), here in Negeb (Gen. 20), Abraham failed God…