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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 »


The Poor You Will always Have: A Reflection on Poverty

In her book, This is What Inequality Looks Like (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2018), the sociologist Teo You Yenn gauges that ‘roughly a fifth of the resident population of Singapore could be defined as poor.’ This estimate presenting a high proportion of people in poverty is likely to raise eyebrows, given . . . . Continue Reading »


Suicide via Zoom

The restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including the paralysing lockdown mandated by countries around the world, have exponentially increased our dependence on technology. Board meetings, concerts, seminars, lectures, cooking and yoga classes are now conducted online using different platforms. Even churches and other religious communities have used digital . . . . Continue Reading »


Not in Lofty Words – 1 Corinthians 2:1-12

This article is a slightly revised version of a sermon I delivered at the Trinity Theological College Chapel Service on 5 February 2020. Let me begin with a quotation: A man who imagines that because he has a head full of knowledge that he is sufficient for these things had . . . . 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.    

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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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