Columns

  • A lesson in ageing

    Sep 06, 2019

    We live in a culture that idealises youth and marginalises the old. And, as James Hillman says, the old don’t let go easily either, of the throne or t

  • Time to recognise the poverty in our midst

    Sep 05, 2019

    For far too long, we have been told that only 0.4 per cent of Malaysians were poor.

  • In new Malaysia, moving from ‘tolerance’ to a celebration of diversity

    Aug 31, 2019

    If we want to progress as a nation, it is high time we join the international community of nations in ratifying the 1951 UN Refugee Convention.

  • Imagining Grace

    Aug 30, 2019

    One wonders too how many people find this story comforting rather than discomforting, given a strong ecclesial ethos today wherein many of us nurse th

  • Intelligence versus Wisdom

    Aug 23, 2019

    There’s a huge difference between being bright and being wise, between brilliance and wisdom. We can be highly intelligent, but not very wise. Ideally

  • Building the new kingdom: Tools of the trade

    Aug 23, 2019

    The preacher obviously commands a huge following, going by the rockstar reception he received in Kota Baru recently.

  • Russian Orthodox Church takes mission to drug addicts

    Aug 19, 2019

    A day center in Moscow to assist 15 people contemporarily. An exception to the ban on all non-profit organizations. Bishop Panteleimon: Drug addicts, truly needy. In Russia there are about 500 thousand drug addicts.

  • Why all this hopelessness and despair?

    Aug 16, 2019

    Many saw the move to include the teaching of khat as breaching the secular nature of the vernacular schools. Some saw it as a politically engineered c

  • Divine Understanding

    Aug 16, 2019

    A number of years ago at a symposium on faith and evangelisation, one of the speakers made a rather startling statement.

  • Now is the time to hug our trees

    Aug 10, 2019

    Last week, Penang activist Khoo Salma Nasution wrote a poem about the late consumer rights activist and environmentalist SM Mohamed Idris titled The man who hugged trees.