how our lives unfold in regard to…

08 was a very significant year for us. Churchlife! grew and reached a wide spectrum of churches; and we worked out a partnership with Riverlife church that we hope would be a synergistic growth path for us both. These are not a result of human endeavour. Instead, we see God’s hand working to lead, stretch, […]

Great and Near

Nearly twenty years ago, a group of theologians wrote about how our thinking and experience of God swings between God’s Greatness (Transcendence) and His Nearness (Immanence). It is hard for us to grasp BOTH at the same time. We associate Greatness, Holiness and Might with distance. While we associate God’s peace, mercy and comfort as […]

the dangers of fear

From Spurgeon (modernised): Christian, do not dread the possibility of bad news. After all, if bad news distresses you, in what way are you different from other men? Others do not have your God to fly to; they have never experienced His faithfulness. Naturally, they are bowed with care and cowed by alarm and fear. […]

for or against?

With the American presidential elections on, people are taking sides on a variety of issues. Jesus too mentioned the need to take sides: “he who is not for me is against me”. We should ask, what does Jesus have in mind? what does Jesus see as being for him? For most of us. agreeing means […]

i member leh..!

“Member?” the cashier at the NTUC check-out routinely asks. The question is meant to elicit a twinge of regret at the loss one will suffer for not being a member – no discounts, rebates or freebies.  This is our understanding of membership today. Membership = privileges. The chief end of all membership today is ‘what’s […]