Maybe it should not be this way, but it is anyhow: the way believers respond to biblical truth is often determined by where they are at – by the environment they are in. Christians living in nations where suffering and
Three events are taking place at the same time that sharply highlight some very worrying trends: the loss of memory, the erosion of history, the assault on freedom, and the descent into tyranny. The three are: the reaction to Trump’s
By now you should have heard about the deadly Islamic attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. Mind you, the mainstream media coverage was once again rather thin, but nonetheless the Easter Sunday attacks were some of the worst
In 1890 William Booth, the English minister and founder of the Salvation Army, wrote a book called In Darkest England and the Way Out. It was sort of a juxtaposition to books about those Christians going into deepest, darkest
A dozen boys aged 11-16 trapped in a flooded mountain cave in northern Thailand with their football coach for over two weeks have all been rescued. As millions of people prayed and watched the media coverage, the thirteen have been
Amy Wilson Carmichael was an Irish missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough. She wrote many books about the missionary work there, as well as
The Islamist-leaning Erdogan government in Turkey is right now in chaos, with a military coup attempt underway as I pen this piece. While the results of this coup are not yet known, I can offer a bit of background in
‘Bodies flying through the air.’ ‘Blood on the streets.’ ‘Human flesh on the walls.’ Another day, another series of terrorist attacks. But not just any old terrorist attacks – these are specifically, and relentlessly, Islamic terrorist attacks. These attacks are
In so much of the Western world, abortion laws were greatly liberalised in the 60s and 70s. This is true of Singapore as well. The 1969 Abortion Act in Singapore allowed abortion under four conditions, but those were done away
That the Bible speaks about riches and wealth, often in the form of a warning, is of course perfectly clear. We cannot escape the fact that riches can have a corrupting impact on so many people, and it can become
Up until recently pretty much everyone knew that marriage and family go together, and more specifically, that sexual intercourse and reproduction go together. Most folks recognised that sexuality and children were best safeguarded within the institution of marriage.
You might be forgiven for thinking that I got my title wrong, and that it is of course a one-child policy. Well that certainly was official policy since 1979 in China, but just today in the press we read about
One hundred years ago a horrific massacre of non-Muslim minorities was launched by Ottoman Turks. More specifically, on April 24 1915, the Ottoman authorities began their program of mass annihilation of the largely Christian Armenian, Assyrian and Greek populations.
Today the founding Prime Minister of Singapore passed away at age 91. He is rightly credited with single-handedly turning Singapore from a third-world backwater to a first-world success story. One of the wealthiest nations in the world, the Singapore miracle
I mentioned to a large group of Singaporean leaders this week that Christians are living in enemy occupied territory, and that we have every right to seek to take back land lost to the enemy. This world belongs to only
I am reluctant to pen this piece for the simple reason that various die-hard armchair theologians of different persuasions may miss the point of what I am trying to say here, and seek to push their particular theological wheelbarrow instead.
The recent case of baby buying which made headlines around the world is still being played out. You will recall the appalling story of a Perth couple who changed their minds midstream, leaving one twin baby left behind in Thailand
The recent, sad case of baby Gammy and his twin sister who were born through a Thai surrogate, and purchased by a Perth couple, has gotten a lot of attention recently, and has reopened the discussion about the ethics of