Columns

  • Pastor Raymond Koh’s abduction rattles Malaysians

    Mar 10, 2017

    The Feb 13 abduction, in broad daylight, of Pastor Raymond Koh has rattled the Christian community and other concerned Malaysians.

  • Of virtue and sin

    Mar 10, 2017

    When we do good things, we feel good about ourselves. Virtue is, indeed, its own reward, and that’s good.

  • A different kind of money laundering

    Mar 03, 2017

    The Bishop of Rome has warned Christians against leading a “double life.”

  • Of winners and losers

    Mar 03, 2017

    Our society tends to divide us up into winners and losers. Sadly, we don’t often reflect on how this affects our relationships with each other, nor on what it means for us as Christians.

  • A moment of reckoning for Malaysia

    Feb 25, 2017

    On Friday night, February 24, parishes throughout the country were scheduled to hold prayers for our lawmakers that they may be “guided in knowledge and wisdom to discern and act for the common good of all peoples, namely for peace, harmony, respect and justice.”

  • Welcoming the stranger

    Feb 24, 2017

    In the Hebrew Scriptures, that part of the Bible we call the Old Testament, we find a strong religious challenge to always welcome the stranger, the f

  • When moral outrage is misdirected

    Feb 16, 2017

    As I write this, the large Pas rally in support of Hadi’s bill was scheduled to take place in KL on February 18.

  • Embittered moralising

    Feb 16, 2017

    One of the dangers inherent in trying to live out a life of Christian fidelity is that we are prone to become embittered moralisers, older brothers of the Prodigal Son, angry and jealous at God’s over-generous mercy, bitter because persons who wander and stray can so easily access the heavenly banquet table.

  • Francis and the Church a bulwark against much of what Trump stands for

    Feb 10, 2017

    Francis and the Church a bulwark against much of what Trump stands for

  • God’s power as powerlessness

    Feb 10, 2017

    The French novelist and essayist, Leon Bloy, once made this comment about God’s power in our world: “God seems to have condemned himself until the end of time not to exercise any immediate right of a master over a servant, or a king over a subject.