Columns

  • Energy crisis — has the day of reckoning been delayed?

    Sep 30, 2016

    A few years ago, many people were concerned about the rise in oil prices and declining supplies of conventional oil.

  • Indulgences revisited

    Sep 30, 2016

    When Pope Francis launched the Holy Year of Mercy, he promised that Christians could gain a special indulgence during this year.

  • 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.