Gay rights has become a supercharged issue polarising societies. Unfortunately, there is a lot more condemnation, lobbying and name-calling on both sides than rational thinking and civilised discussion. This series seeks to show that to address the question adequately, we have to grapple with bigger concepts like justice, morality and the nature of ultimate reality.
We live in a world that sends us two confusing messages. On the one hand, we are told to be true to ourselves. On the other hand, we are told that we can be anything we want to be. The truth is more complex than that. To be happy and successful, there are some things we need to accept about ourselves, but there are also some things that we need to do even it feels unnatural. Learn about how you can be the best you that you can be.
We spend most of our waking hours at work. We introduce ourselves by our job designation. We derive our sense of worth from our job performance. We provide for our families and buy the things we desire with our paycheck. With so much reliance placed on our work, how can we make sure that it is both enjoyable and sustainable?
Both sides in the gay debate believe passionately that that they are fighting nobly for a better society, that they are justly standing up for truth and right, and that the other side is clearly wrong. But how does anyone decide what is right and wrong, and how can anyone be confident that what he believes is right, is really right? This message explores these profound questions and points us to a meaningful solution.
Passion and anger tend to be self-justifying; we often end up believing that we are right on an issue just because we feel strongly about it. Is there a better way to think and talk about homosexuality than just dogmatically asserting our beliefs and denouncing those who disagree with us? Yes, there is, and in this message, Pastor Tiak explains why and how we ought to hear both sides in this heated debate.
The previous message explains what being a man is essentially about, but it is often said that nobody can ever understand, let alone please, a woman. While it is true that God made women different from men, he has taught us in the Bible what women need, what challenges they face and what makes them thrive.
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.