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Biomedical Ethics: A Christian Perspective

This essay is the revised version of a talk I gave to Muslim scientists and lawyers organised by MUIS in July 2005. Mr Syed Isa Samit, Mufti of Singapore, Mr Haji Mohammed Alami, President of MUIS,vmembers of MUIS, ladies and gentlemen. I bring warm greetings on behalf of the National . . . . Continue Reading »

Ars Moriendi: On Dying Faithfully

NOTE: This essay is a revised version of a talk that I gave at a workshop on Issues at Life’s End organised by the Anglican Diocese of Singapore in March 2019. In 1976, the Christian writer and apologist Francis Shaeffer published his famous book that examines the rise and fall . . . . Continue Reading »


Can We Legislate Morality? Some Contemporary Reflections

In the 1960s, a famous debate between Lord Patrick Devlin, a judge, and H. L. A. Hart, a law professor, happened over the issue of the legal enforcement of morality. While Devlin argued for the in-principle justifiability for the society to legislate on morals (legal moralism), Hart sharply attacked legal . . . . Continue Reading »


Imitatio Christi

In their book, As Iron Sharpens Iron, Howard and William Hendricks emphasise the importance of spiritual mentoring before the idea became fashionable in evangelicalism. Stressing the cruciality of this work of spiritual direction in the Church, they state emphatically that mentoring is not an option “but an essential”. They write, . . . . Continue Reading »


Contemporary Resurgence of Apologetics – Revisiting the Relationship Between Faith and Reason

Beyond Fideism & Rationalism: Faith Seeking Understanding Concerning the relationship between faith & reason, I believe that the two antithetical positions of rationalism & fideism are both unsatisfactory. The fideists are correct to emphasize the limitations of reason & the primacy of divine revelation concerning the knowledge of God. Moreover, . . . . Continue Reading »



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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.    

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... 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.

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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.

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