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NCCS Statement

NCCS’ Response to Minister K. Shanmugam’s parliamentary speech on the Court of Appeal Ruling on Repeal of Section 377A

3 March 2022 NCCS’ Response to Minister K. Shanmugam’s parliamentary speech on the Court of Appeal Ruling on Repeal of Section 377A (more…)


What is the New Apostolic Reformation?

This essay is a slightly revised version of a talk that I gave to the pastors of the Chinese Annual Conference of the Methodist Church of Singapore in April 2016. In 1999, an international group of apostles gathered in Singapore in what was to be a historic meeting. For it . . . . Continue Reading »

Neuroscience and Ethics

This paper was written by Roland Chia on behalf of the National Council of Churches of Singapore in response to the consultation paper published by the Bioethics Advisory Committee entitled ‘Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Neuroscience Research’ on 9 January 2013. The National Council of Churches would like to . . . . Continue Reading »

A Different Gospel: A Critique of the Prosperity Gospel

This essay is a slightly revised version of a talk that I gave at St Andrew’s Cathedral in 2010. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money . . . . Continue Reading »


Digital Disruptions & Theological Education in the light of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Singaporean Case Study

What has Digital Learning to do with Theological Education? During the onset of COVID-19, a meme went viral on social media, asking, “Who led the digital transformation of your company: your CEO, CTO or COVID-19?” The answer was obvious. In a mere few weeks, the whole world stumbled into digital . . . . Continue Reading »



On 24 June 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision, overturned Roe v Wade, the landmark ruling of 1973 that established the constitutional right to abortion. This means that individual states are able to once again ban this procedure. According to a BBC report, Half . . . . Continue Reading »

Cancel Culture

In March 2021, the retail giant Amazon delisted a book by Ryan T. Anderson entitled When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment published by Encounter Books in 2018. Anderson is an American political philosopher and the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative . . . . Continue Reading »

God and Guns

On May 25, 2022, an 18-year-old gunman by the name of Salvador Ramos fatally shot 19 children and two adults at a Texas elementary school. Ramos, who shot his grandmother before going on his rampage, was killed by law enforcement officers after they stormed into the school. Mass shootings have . . . . Continue Reading »


Educating the Next Generation

“Soundings” is a series of essays that, like the waves of a sonogram, explore issues in society, culture and the church in light of the Gospel and Christian understanding.   One of the most important duties that the present generation must discharge for the sake of the next is to . . . . Continue Reading »

Youths and the Institutional Church: Lessons from Bonhoeffer

One of the anxieties churches face today is the state of youth ministry. This is often due to the practical concern that a poor youth ministry facing a rapid attrition rate can only mean the inevitable collapse of the church due to the lack of succession. You can imagine then . . . . Continue Reading »

Leibniz on the Best of all Possible Worlds

Reading Voltaire’s satire Candide as an impressionable young man led me to think lowly of Gottfried Leibniz as a philosopher. In this satire, Voltaire mercilessly ridiculed Leibniz’s philosophy of optimism embodied by Pangloss, the mentor of the protagonist of the tale, Candide. Pangloss’ mindless muttering of the mantra, “All is . . . . Continue Reading »


Videos for ETHOS Annual Conference 2021: The Triune God are now up!

To watch the videos for this event, please go to or click here!


Dear Readers,

Every month the ETHOS Institute publishes five articles on a variety of topics on its website. These articles have attracted many readers who find them informative and engaging.

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