Columns

  • Jesus witnessed economic hardship first-hand

    Sep 18, 2021

    The pandemic has taken a huge toll on workers around the world. Many have lost their jobs as the trend towards contract workers, already happening in pre-COVID times, has sped up.

  • The triumph of good over evil

    Sep 18, 2021

    Good should always triumph over evil – but, but, given human freedom, there are no guarantees – except for the promise given us in the resurrection.

  • Reflecting on the Psalms: De Profundis

    Sep 18, 2021

    Prayer, we used to say, is the raising of the mind and heart to God, “the conversation of the mind addressed to God.”

  • Forgive us our trespasses

    Sep 11, 2021

    In the Lord’s Prayer, we are reminded: “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

  • Under a bridge in Austin

    Sep 11, 2021

    Recently at a workshop, a woman shared her anxiety about the death of her brother. Her older brother had died from the Covid virus before there were vaccines for it, and had died because he had dangerously exposed himself to catching the virus.

  • Reflecting on the Psalms: Divine Splendour and Human Frailty

    Sep 11, 2021

    People are often worried about how long they will live on this earth. We care for our health in many ordinary and extraordinary ways.

  • Finding blessed assurance amidst the pandemic

    Sep 04, 2021

    Responding to the new norms, we echo the cry of Bartimaeus: “Lord, that I may see (again).” Every adversity is an opportunity.

  • Different ways of being spiritual not religious

    Sep 04, 2021

    When, for every kind of good reason we can cherry-pick those parts of family and community we like and avoid those parts we find difficult, we are spiritual but not religious.

  • He the Vine, We the Branches

    Sep 04, 2021

    As we meditate on this psalm, we pray as the Church with all its struggles and challenges, its tensions and oppositions, both within and without.

  • What does being a ‘Malaysian Family’ mean?

    Aug 28, 2021

    Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, highlighted the concept of the Malaysian Family in his inaugural address to the nation.