Columns

  • The tension over land

    Sep 23, 2016

    The other day, I visited a couple of organic farmers near where I live. I found them doing some admirable work, drenched in sweat.

  • From paranoia to metanoia

    Sep 23, 2016

    Sometimes, we’re a mystery to ourselves or, perhaps more accurately, sometimes we don’t realize how much paranoia we carry within ourselves.

  • Education, a double-edged sword

    Sep 16, 2016

    Many of us are concerned about what we perceive to be the declining standards of education in the country.

  • Evil feeds off God’s energy

    Sep 16, 2016

    See the wise and wicked ones, Who feed upon life’s sacred fire

  • Bigger is Better or Small is Beautiful

    Sep 10, 2016

    In the 1990s, during the Mahathir adminstration, the country embarked on major infrastructure projects — some of them like the Crooked Bridge of questionable benefit to the masses.

  • Utopia, with limits

    Sep 10, 2016

    When I was a child, there was a popular song whose chorus repeated this line: Everyone is searching for Utopia.

  • Excessive consumption will not lead to human happiness

    Sep 02, 2016

    How often we think, that if we could only afford to buy something we desire — it could be a flashy car, the latest gadget or a fashionable handbag — we would be happy.

  • God’s nature – exuberance or the cross?

    Sep 02, 2016

    A young girl, probably around 16 years of age, along with two other girls her own age, came into the store.

  • Think again about that bargain buy

    Aug 25, 2016

    One of the things that has crept upon us over the last few decades is the rising prominence of mainstream economic thinking in our lives and into the

  • A happy death

    Aug 25, 2016

    In the Roman Catholic culture within which I grew up, we were taught to pray for a happy death. For many Catholics at the time, this was a standard petition within their daily prayer: “I pray for a happy death.”