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We Could Easily Fall Prey to This

We Could Easily Fall Prey to This

THEME: WORLDLINESS Written By Joanna Hor Photo Credit: Ian Tan At the jingling sound of keys, I leap off the sofa and reach for the power button on the remote control. I’ve just managed to switch off the television in time as the door opens and my mother walks in. “Hello,” I say as nonchalantly […]

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We Could Easily Fall Prey to This

We Could Easily Fall Prey to This

THEME: WORLDLINESS Written By Joanna Hor Photo Credit: Ian Tan At the jingling sound of keys, I leap off the sofa and reach for the power button on the remote control. I’ve just managed to switch off the television in time as the door opens and my mother walks in. “Hello,” I say as nonchalantly […]

Wall Posts: What My Facebook Friends Do Not Know

Wall Posts: What My Facebook Friends Do Not Know

THEME: WORLDLINESS Written by Kezia Lewis A while ago, I was online chatting with an old college friend who suddenly sent me a message saying that I have “a beautiful life.” (Note: This was written in my dialect, so the English translation may not do the expression full justice.) My first response was that of […]

The Mountainous Task I Faced

The Mountainous Task I Faced

THEME: WANDERLUST Written by Isaac Tan “I could’ve died.” That was the only thought that flashed through my mind as I sat at the back of a small police van with 11 of my friends. … Just two hours ago, my friends and I embarked on a climb of Cape Town’s Lion’s Head Mountain. I’ve […]

Life is not just Dungeons and Dragons

Life is not just Dungeons and Dragons

Written By Shawn Quah There is a game I play called Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). It is one of the oldest role-playing games, and according to Wikipedia, “the best-known and best-selling role-playing game” as of 2006. It was created to be played using defined rules, pen, paper, dices and of course, one’s imagination. While some […]

The Day I Stared Death in the Face

The Day I Stared Death in the Face

THEME: WANDERLUST Written by Wang Yixin Photo Credit: Wang Yixin I was hesitant to watch initially. But missing it would mean missing the complete Toraja* experience, so I relented. It was traumatizing. Over a mere 15 minutes, I witnessed how five buffalos were killed, as part of a funeral ceremony unlike any other I had […]

When Jesus Couch-surfs

When Jesus Couch-surfs

THEME: WANDERLUST Written by Ian Tan The Internet is often described as a “safe” way to get to know new people because of the option to disconnect with someone if we feel that our personal space is being infringed on. But a friend recently introduced me to a kind of social networking designed to allow […]

Why I Signed Up for Ironman

Why I Signed Up for Ironman

Written By Jaryl Kok Swim 3.8 kilometers, cycle 180 kilometers, and run a 42.2 kilometer marathon—sounds insane? It is called an Ironman Triathlon. Some say it is one of the most gruelling endurance races. Being a sedentary sportsman (think archery and pistol shooting) during my school days, I picked up triathlon recreationally while in university […]

Has God abandoned His people?

Has God abandoned His people?

Written by Sean Tong What is the current state of the church? Across the world, Christians face persecution. This has been no less evident recently in Iraq where Islamic militants have been giving Christians there a horrific ultimatum: Convert and pay a tax or die. Not only that, they have also purportedly committed further atrocities, […]

Are You Up for the #Icebucketchallenge?

Are You Up for the #Icebucketchallenge?

Written by Joanna Hor Everyone seems to be drenching themselves with buckets of icy cold water these days. The Internet is awash (pun intended) with such videos—just search #icebucketchallenge. If you have not yet caught on the action, this viral Internet sensation is known as the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”. Individuals including actors, singers, sports […]

No One Said It Would Be Easy

No One Said It Would Be Easy

Written By Jessica Lim The Bible is clear about the steps of obedience we need to take to love our enemies. “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.” —Matthew 5:44-45 (ESV) “But I say to […]