NCCS Statement

NCCS Statement on the attacks on churches and hotels in sri lanka


Darkness Has Become My Companion

In 2014, the Institute of Mental Health in Singapore conducted a study involving adult residents aged between 18 and 65 years. Entitled, The Mind Matters: A study of Mental Health Literacy this study sought to obtain information about the general population’s beliefs about mental disorders. The study gathered information on . . . . Continue Reading »


On Being a Christian Scholar in a Fallen World: A Personal Reflection

“Since you have studied Communist terrorism, why not use what you know to study radical Islamist terrorism?”  It was late September 2001. On the 11th of that fateful month, 19 radicalized terrorists of the violent Islamist Al Qaeda terrorist network had flown hijacked passenger aircraft into iconic buildings in New . . . . Continue Reading »


Liturgy and Life

For many evangelical Christians today, the liturgy smacks of mindless rituals that stifle the spontaneity of the Holy Spirit and suffocate the Christian life. They argue that if the Spirit of God is indeed present in the church, then Christians should not resort to wooden props of repetitive words and . . . . Continue Reading »


Is there still a place for a Penal Substitutionary Theory of the Atonement?

To the question “How does Jesus save on the cross?” the classical answer “by taking upon himself the penalty due for our sins” is increasingly being challenged, even within the home of evangelical Christianity where the answer has traditionally been well nestled and received. Penal Substitutionary Theory of the Atonement . . . . Continue Reading »



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The speaker shows his wealth of learning and experience that is really beneficial.

Participant of ‘’Trinitarian Ethics: Implications for Christian Formation’’ lecture.

Very well and needfully stated, Dr Leow (Theng Huat). Exactly the very same concern I have deep in me.    

Reader of ‘’Inter-Religious Dialogue: Compromise of Faith or Expression of Conviction?’’

... your writings and works have built up many aspects of my interior foundation as relating to God’s words and also the meaning of being a Christian.

Ethos reader

The article “Divine Genocide” is extremely helpful and insightful to aid me in my understanding regarding Joshua 's 'brutal' military actions against the Canaanites - in relation to the 'occasional' and 'general' command. Something I will share with my cell members tomorrow evening.

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Very interesting topics and relevant issues in today’s generation.

Excellent overview of ideas and views from all sides of the debate.

- Participant of “Science and the Christian Faith” Conference.