Columns

  • Spiderman, Pontius Pilate and the meaning of power

    Dec 11, 2015

    If you are a Spiderman fan, you may be familiar with the phrase “With great power comes great responsibility” and believe it is an original line from

  • Advent hope

    Dec 11, 2015

    Advent is my favorite time in the liturgical year. For other people, I am sure it is probably Christmas or Easter, but for me, those feasts never live

  • The hiddenness of God and the darkness of faith

    Dec 11, 2015

    When I first began teaching theology, I fantasized about writing a book about the hiddenness of God.

  • Nowhere to run from the tentacles of the market economy?

    Dec 04, 2015

    It is common these days to hear talk from middle-class Malaysians about how polarised the education system has become since their younger days.

  • Our Muslim brothers and sisters

    Dec 04, 2015

    This is not a good time to be a Muslim in the Western world. As the violence perpetrated by radical Islamic groups such as ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Boko Haram becomes more and more prevalent, huge numbers of people are becoming paranoid about, and even openly hostile towards, the Islamic religion, seeing all Muslims as a threat.

  • Lacking the selfconfidence for greatness

    Nov 26, 2015

    We all have our own images of greatness as these pertain to virtue and saintliness.

  • So this is Christmas?

    Nov 26, 2015

    “We are close to Christmas. There will be lights, there will be parties, bright trees, even Nativity scenes — all decked out — while the world continues to wage war.

  • Terror attacks in Paris … and Beirut

    Nov 20, 2015

    The world is reeling after 129 people were killed in Paris by terrorist gun and bomb attacks at a concert hall, bars, restaurants and the main sports

  • Faith, doubt, dark nights and maturity

    Nov 20, 2015

    In one of his books on contemplative prayer, Thomas Keating shares with us a line that he occasionally uses in spiritual direction.

  • Healing – a theory

    Nov 13, 2015

    All of us live with some wounds, bad habits, addictions, and temperamental ? aws that are so deeply ingrained and long-standing that it seems like they are part of our genetic make-up.