Articles

  • 01 Jan 2017

    Two Ways

    Another new year has dawned, and no doubt all of us have engaged in the same mind game, wishing and persuading ourselves that on the stroke of midnight of 31 December, things would somehow be better going forward.

  • 01 Dec 2016

    What Child Is This?

    Mani the parrot, an assistant to a fortune teller in Little India, became an international sensation after he correctly predicted all 4 winners for the quarter-finals in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

  • 30 Oct 2016

    Mind Controlled

    Cultural norms are self-validating. Once an opinion or belief achieves widespread acceptance, there is no longer any need to defend it, let alone examine its validity through sound reasoning.

  • 01 Oct 2016

    Double Standards

    We live in an age where there is a significant amount of resistance, and even irritation, over what is perceived as the overbearing attempts of Christians to win others over to their faith.

  • 01 Sep 2016

    It's a Miracle

    Until fairly recently, people found little difficulty believing in the possibility of miracles. Life was observed to be unpredictable, many things were inexplicable, extraordinary things happened occasionally, and it was accepted that forces beyond our natural world were at work.

  • 01 Aug 2016

    In Time

    Human beings have always been puzzled by the phenomenon of time. Ironically, Einstein’s brilliant insight into the relativity of time has made it even more challenging for the layman to grasp the nature of time. The more we know about time, the harder it is to wrap your head around it.

  • 01 Jul 2016

    High Tension

    A while ago, there was a book that caused a stir among Christian leaders. It was called The Simple Church. Its thesis was that we have all made church too complicated when all we really needed to do was to focus on some really basic stuff.

  • 29 May 2016

    Rekindle

    I can’t recall anyone celebrating my birthday for the first 14 years of my life. No birthday cakes, no birthday songs, no birthday presents.

  • 01 May 2016

    Culture Shock

    Those of us who are Christians often lament how our culture has become alarmingly hostile towards Christianity. We are told to keep our own faith to ourselves and not to bring our religious values into the public square to influence decision-making.

  • 01 Apr 2016

    The Lo$t World

    Sam Houston, a famous American politician (after whom the city in Texas was named) became a follower of Jesus Christ in the latter years of his life.

  • 01 Mar 2016

    Truth Trees

    It has become fashionable to attack the church. Some deride the church as being filled with weak-minded people who collectively indulge in delusional wish-fulfilment. Man made god, and unsurprisingly fashioned a deity who can forgive the most atrocious conduct and offer relief from the harsh realities of life.

  • 01 Feb 2016

    Love That Lasts

    My mother gave birth to me at 45. The age gap between my eldest sister and me is 22 years. In fact, her daughter is older than me. These unusual numbers are clues to an amazing story of love and faithfulness.