Columns

  • Accepting truth, whatever its cloak

    May 08, 2014

    When I was student in the seminary, I had two kinds of teachers: One kind, precisely because they were fiercely loyal to all that is Christian and Catholic, would have us read great secular thinkers but always with the intent of wanting to help show where these thinkers were wrong.

  • Massive Workers’ Day rally reveals undercurrents of discontent

    May 07, 2014

    Tens of thousands of Malaysians gathered at Dataran Merdeka on May 1 in the largest Workers' Day rally the nation has seen. They did not come to have fun, but to register their concern about the impending Goods and Services Tax and a host of other issues affecting the workers.

  • God’s quiet presence in our lives

    May 02, 2014

    The poet, Rumi, submits that we live with a deep secret that sometimes we know, and then not.

  • Obama’s agenda during visit to Malaysia

    May 02, 2014

    When President Obama visited Malaysia, it was obvious to many that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was a key priority on the agenda.

  • The transcript of our trial

    Apr 24, 2014

    The biblical accounts of Jesus’ passion and death focus very much on his trial, describing it in length and in detail.

  • Unless a wheat grain falls – Karpal Singh’s legacy will yield a rich harvest

    Apr 24, 2014

    Tens of thousands of Malaysians gathered to bid farewell to the Tiger of Jelutong on the holiest day of the Christian calendar.

  • The Garden of Gethsemane

    Apr 16, 2014

    "Several years ago, Mel Gibson produced and directed a movie which enjoyed a spectacular popularity. Entitled, The Passion of the Christ, the movie depicts Jesus’ paschal journey from the Garden of Gethsemane to his death on Golgotha, but with a very heavy emphasis on his physical suffering.

  • Easter and the paradox of New Life

    Apr 16, 2014

    Easter is about new life, the resurrection of Jesus.

  • Our need to share our riches with the poor

    Apr 11, 2014

    We need to give away some of our own possessions in order to be healthy. Wealth that is hoarded always corrupts those who possess it.

  • Rising beyond the ordinary to make a difference

    Apr 10, 2014

    Sometimes we tend to feel that it is difficult to rise above the humdrum ordinariness of our lives. In the larger scheme of things, we may feel powerless to effect change. After all, we are just cogs in the machine, just bit players in a relentless, sometimes ruthless and rapacious system.