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The National Council of Churches of Singapore Response to Government’s Decision on the Repeal of Section 377A

21 August 2022 The National Council of Churches of Singapore Response to Government’s Decision on the Repeal of Section 377A (more…)


Christian Witness in the Public Square: Retrospection and Prospection

This essay originally appeared in Engaging Society: The Christian in Tomorrow’s Singapore, edited by Michael Poon (Singapore: Trinity Theological College, 2013). It is re-published here with permission. The editors of this volume have invited me to reflect on my work with the National Council of Churches over the past twelve . . . . Continue Reading »

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 »


Identity in Christ and the Moral Witness of the Church

Identity in Christ The Heidelberg Catechism (1563) aptly captures the essence of Christian identity in its answer to Question 1: “What is your only comfort in life and death?” The answer reads, “That I with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto . . . . Continue Reading »


A New Kind of Christianity?

One of the most influential voices in the Progressive Christianity movement is that of Brian McLaren, whose many books have waxed eloquent on why historic Christianity must be abandoned. Among them, A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions that Are Transforming the Faith (2011) stands out as a clear – . . . . Continue Reading »

Religion and the Law

In September 2018, The Straits Times published an article by Professor Tommy Koh entitled ‘Section 377A: There is a Difference between Sin and Crime’. The article addresses a wide range of topics including legislation against homosexual practices and the relationship between religion and the state. I responded to some of . . . . Continue Reading »

Progressive Christianity: A Primer

At the beginning of this millennium, a number of evangelical Christian leaders experimented with adapting Christianity to the ever-pervasive postmodern culture and the sensibilities and ethos it engendered. These leaders have become increasingly dissatisfied with historic Christianity – as they understood it – especially the way in which it has . . . . Continue Reading »


Wesley on the Church

For many Methodists, John Wesley is a theologian of the Christian life par excellence. Wesley’s entire teaching and writing ministry may arguably be said to be focused on answering the question “What does it mean to be a Christian?” or, to put it differently, “What makes a ‘life’ Christian?” What . . . . Continue Reading »

Christmas and COVID-19

“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. The world this Christmas is looking to be pretty much the same as it did last Christmas. At this writing, the . . . . Continue Reading »

A Place for Art in Christian Imagination and Theology

What is the place of art in our Christian imagination? How does art inform our theology and enrich our worship? Can artistic expressions aid and shape our spiritual formation and lead us to a fuller understanding of scripture and God? Art forms like music and poetry already dominate our worship . . . . Continue Reading »


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