Columns

  • Stirring the smouldering ashes of our faith

    Jun 22, 2018

    Anyone who has ever watched a fire knows that at a point the flames subside and disappear into smoldering coals which themselves eventually cool and turn into cold, grey ash.

  • Now for a revolution in our value system in the new Malaysia

    Jun 22, 2018

    These are exciting, breathless days indeed as we witness the blistering pace of reforms along the path towards greater justice and freedom in our quest to build a model democracy.

  • Mercy, truth and pastoral practice

    Jun 08, 2018

    Recently a student I’d taught decades ago made this comment to me: “It’s been more than twenty years since I took your class and I’ve forgotten most e

  • Heart-warming solidarity: From Tabung Harapan to a progressive taxation system

    Jun 08, 2018

    The sense of a new Malaysia continues to leave many hopeful for the future. Solidarity buka puasa gatherings have been held in a few places, bringing together Muslims and people of other faiths.

  • Building a new Malaysia should go much deeper

    Jun 01, 2018

    The dust is still settling after the watershed general election of May 9 and a sense of euphoria is still in the air.

  • On friendship

    Jun 01, 2018

    One of the richest experiences of grace that we can have this side of eternity is the experience of friendship.

  • The Spirit of truth and unity guides Malaysians to a higher level

    May 25, 2018

    The scale of the bags and bags of luxury handbags, valuables, cash and foreign currency recovered from the former leader’s residence has left many dumbfounded.

  • On suicide and despair

    May 25, 2018

    For centuries, suicide was considered as an act of despair and despair itself was seen as the most grievous sin of all. In many religious circles, despair was seen as the most sinful of all acts and ultimately unforgivable.

  • An unbelievable tsunami that surprised the world

    May 17, 2018

    And so it came to pass. After more than six decades in power, Malaysia’s ruling coalition finally succumbed on May 9, 2018 to an unstoppable wave of People Power.

  • Protest, sanity and a Christian response

    May 16, 2018

    In his book on prophecy, Commandments for the Long Haul, Daniel Berrigan offers this advice. Prophetic gestures aren’t always politically effective. Often, they accomplish nothing that’s practical; but he adds: If you can’t save the world at least you can save your own sanity.