Entries by churchli

a new year!

Wow. here we are at the doorway to more than 300 days of possibilities. Sounds like propaganda now that we have decided to call Singapore the isle of possibilities! ha. But the official word is not too far off the mark! When we consider that we trust and serve a God who works actively, acts lovingly, seeks […]

still not enough pastors?

From the smaller churches to the large mainstream denominations we encoutner a similar dilemma: not enough pastors. As we move beyond the confines of our denomination, we meet with even more pastors and churches that struggle; they struggle to stay together, they struggle to stay alive, they struggle to make sense of why their good intentions and […]

Certitude in Uncertainty

Certainty is what we all want. If we know the outcomes for what we do, we would surely be more ready and happy to do it. If i knew i will save so many souls when i preach, i would preach more heartily. True? False. God certainly does not think so. Of course the Fall […]

too many churches?

Have you ever heard people say that Singapore has too many churches already? I guess those who say so must drive along our ‘bible belts’ very often. Well, it is true that in some parts of Singapore we have many physically visible churches, and we have many tucked away and not so visible. But too […]

not so happy and gay & …

Is the church under assault? Is Singapore Christianity being tested? You bet. The big bad wolf continues to try to huff and puff and blow our houses down. But in case we think our times are so dire, we should recall that every generation grapples with social sins, injustice, and evil in its many gusies. […]

the part-time pastor?

Calling and vocation For a long while I have felt bad being a part-time minister. It sounds like some half-baked deal, an oxymoron or worse, a cop-out. The reality of working part-time, which so many idealise – where one has to struggle and balance the oft complicated tasks of making sure all the responsibilities are […]