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Feature Articles

A series of monthly articles written by featured ETHOS Institute™ writers.


January 1, 2024 – The Promise and Peril of Technology
Bishop Emeritus Robert M. Solomon

February 5, 2024 – Reflections on the Reformation 
Mr Adriel Yeo

March 4, 2024 – What Would We Gain by Praying 
Dr Lim K Tham

April 1, 2024 – Saved but Safe? Abuse in the Singapore Church
Dr Calvin Chong

May 6, 2024 – Memory, Relationship, and Remembrance
Mr Lisman Komaladi

June 3, 2024 – A Fine-tuned and Designed Universe 
Dr Ng Kam Weng


Jan 2, 2023 – The Many Facets of Inclusiveness
Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert M. Solomon

February 6, 2023 – End Time Prophecies in the Context of Current Global Conflict
Mr Daniel Lee

March 6, 2023 – Moral Controversies & Debates about Human Nature
Mr Darius Lee

April 3, 2023 – Shame, Dementia, and the Church
Mr Leow Wen Pin

May 1, 2023 – Ageing Well
Rev Dr Jeremy-Joe Tan

June 5, 2023 – The Cross and the Sword: The Church’s Relationship to the Government
Rev Benjamin Fong

July 3, 2023 – Loving the Other in Our Midst: Ministering to International Students in “Our Jerusalem”
Dr Tan See Seng

August 7, 2023 – Living Out Faith in a Post-Section 377A Singapore: Insights from Nehemiah
Rev Jenni Ho-Huan

September 4, 2023 – Natural Law Redux
Dr Roland Chia

October 2, 2023 – Between Fantasy and Reality: Violent Media and Sexual Aggression
Lai Wei Yen

November 6, 2023 – Whose Meaning, Which Reality
Dr Leow Theng Huat

December 4, 2023 – Authentic Witness in a Social Media “Avatar” Age
Darius Lee


Jan 3, 2022 – Encountering Racism And Critical Race Theory
Dr Liow Chin Yong, Joseph

Feb 3, 2022 – Ars moriendi, The Art of Dying
Rev Dr Billy Kristanto

Mar 3, 2022 – Should I Follow the Truth Wherever It Leads
Rev Dr Lewis Winkler

Apr 4, 2022 – The Roots of Christian Social Action
Bishop Emeritus Robert M. Solomon

May 2, 2022 – Invisible No More: Dignifying Migrant Workers
Rev Dr Bernard Chao

June 6, 2022 – Towards a More Coherent Faith Formation 
Mr Adriel Yeo

July 4, 2022 – 7 Reasons to Include People with Disabilities in the Church
Mr Leow Wen Pin

Aug 1, 2022 – Digital Disruptions & Theological Education in the light of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Singaporean Case Study
Dr Lai Pak Wah

September 5, 2022 – Reflections on A Church Wedding in the Singapore Context 
Mr Kua Wee Seng

October 3, 2022 – Developing Complexity
Dr Kwa Kiem Kiok

November 7, 2022 – Identity in Christ & Moral Witness of the Church
Dr Ng Kam Weng

December 5, 2022 – Gender Dysphoria & the Gender Identity of the “Inner Self” 
Rev Dr Edmund Fong


Dec 6, 2021 – Four Bowl Metaphors and the Christian Life
Dr Calvin Chong

Nov 1, 2021 – Rethinking the Church’s Theology of Mission: Reflections on Jonah
Mak Sue Ann

Oct 4, 2021 – When Magic Fails
Rev Dr Jerry Hwang

Sep 6, 2021 – Christianity and Economics
Gilbert Lok

Aug 2, 2021 – The Mission of God’s People Today
Dr Kwa Kiem Kiok

Jul 5, 2021 – A Message from the Book of Revelation
Mak Sue Ann

Jun 7, 2021 – Thinking about Moses’ Ninth Commandment in our Era of Fake News
Dr Phil Chan

May 3, 2021 – Understanding Race and the Church in Singapore
Tan Jing Min and Jonathan Chan

April 5, 2021 – Michael Polanyi on Science as Personal Knowledge
Dr Ng Kam Weng

March 1, 2021 – What John Calvin has to teach about Church-State relations
Dr Edmund Fong

February 1, 2021 – Is It the End of the World?
Bishop Emeritus Robert Solomon

January 4, 2021 – Can We Legislate Morality? Some Contemporary Reflections
Prof Kwan Kai-Man


December 7, 2020 – Smart Phones and Not-so-smart Persons?
Dr Andrew Peh

November 2, 2020 – Fighting With One Hand Tied Behind Our Backs
Dr Leow Theng Huat

October 5, 2020 – The Poor You Will always Have: A Reflection on Poverty
Dr Lim K Tham

September 7, 2020 – One Saved, is the Entire Family Saved?
Dr Tan Loe Joo

August 3, 2020 – Stopping Euthanasia, Revering Life – Some ideas for Christians
Nick Chui

July 6, 2020 – How Do You Hold Your Microphone?: Storying Differently in the Church
Dr Calvin Chong

June 1, 2020 – Our Faith and Science during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Prof Phil Chan

May 4, 2020 – A Christian View of the COVID-19 Pandemic (Part 2)
Dr William Wan

April 6, 2020 – A Christian View of the COVID-19 Pandemic (Part 1)
Dr William Wan

March 2, 2020 – The Least of These…
Dr Eliza Lian

February 3, 2020 – Engaging Chinese Rituals: Perspectives & Approaches
by Dr Lai Pak Wah

January 6, 2020: Christian Humanism
by Dr Ng Kam Weng


December 2, 2019 Feature Article: Nature, Climate Change, and God’s Faithfulness
by Dr Joseph Liow

November 4, 2019 Feature Article: The Roots and Fruits of Marriage
by Bishop Emeritus Robert Solomon

October 7, 2019 Feature Article: The Hebrew “Bechor ” and Jesus’ Discipleship Legacy
by Dr Phil Chan

September 2, 2019 Feature Article: Time to Open our Eyes?
by Dr Leow Theng Huat

August 5, 2019 Feature Article: On Being a Christian Scholar in a Fallen World: A Personal Reflection
by Dr Kumar Ramakrishna

July 1 2019 Feature Article: Manufactured, Manicured and Marred Beauty
by Dr Calvin Chong

June 3, 2019 Feature Article: A Christian Perspective on Global Uncertainties and Disruptions
by Dr Joseph Liow

May 6, 2019 Feature Article: All Things To All Men: Being a Christian in a Secular Society
by Dr William Wan

April 1, 2019 Feature Article: Towards an Ethos of Responsibility in Southeast Asia
by Dr Tan See Seng

March 4, 2019 Feature Article: Book Review – Through the Valley: the Art of Living and Leaving Well
by Gilbert Lok

February 4, 2019 Feature Article: Inter-Religious Dialogue: Compromise of Faith or Expression of Conviction?
by Dr Leow Theng Huat

January 7, 2019 Feature Article: What is the Role of Science in a Christian Life?
by Dr Phil Chan


December 3,  2018 Feature Article: Plastic Planet
By Dr Andrew Peh

November 5, 2018 Feature Article: On Sound Bites and Silence
By Rev Dr Jimmy Tan

October 1, 2018 Feature Article: More an Onion Than an Apple
By Dr William Wan

September 2018 Feature Article: Citizens of Heaven on Earth
By Rev Dr Edwin Tay

August Feature Article: Christian Worship and the Shortage of Space
By Rev Dr Leonard Wee

July Feature Article: A Common Platform
By Dr Tan Loe Joo

June Feature Article: Caring for the World’s Vulnerable Children and Families
By Lyndsay Matthews

May Feature Article: Sola Scriptura: Reality or Rhetoric?
By Dr Calvin Chong

April Feature Article: A Rising New Incivility?
By Rev. Dr. Timothy T. N. Lim

March Feature Article: The Urban Church and Creative Urbanism
By Lawrence Ko

February Feature Article: Resurgent Religiosity: a Problem or Opportunity?
By Dr Leow Theng Huat

January Feature Article: Christianity and the University
By Dr Phillip Towndrow


December Feature Article: Religious Tolerance and Limited State Bureaucracy
By Dr Ng Kam Weng

November Feature Article: One Vocabulary, Different Universes
By Bishop Emeritus Robert Solomon

October Feature Article: The Seed of the Church
by Michael Fisher

September Feature Article: Enchanted by ‘Magic Bullets’?
Dr Philip Satterthwaite
Principal, Biblical Graduate School of Theology

August Feature Article: Reflections on the Galileo Effect – Was the Galileo Affair a Conflict between Science and Religion?
Dr Keith Leong

July Feature Article: Our Way is Not to be Discovered in Ourselves, but Offered from Another
Dr Thomas Harvey
Academic Dean, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies

June Feature Article: Christian Hospitality from ‘Migrant’ to Migrant
Dr Fong Choon Sam
Dean of Academic Studies and Interim Co-President, Baptist Theological Seminary

May Feature Article: Pop Music, Pragmatism, and Christianity
Rev. Billy Kristanto
Academic Dean, International Reformed Evangelical Seminary Jakarta

April Feature Article: Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?
by Dr Andrew Loke
Research Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong

March Feature Article: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
by Dr Kwa Kiem Kiok
Lecturer, East Asia School of Theology

February Feature Article: Strangers and God Encounters
by Dr Goh Wei Leong

January Feature Article: Common Morality in a World Wounded by Fragmentations
by Rev Dr Daniel Koh Kah Soon
Lecturer, Trinity Theological College



December Feature Article: Just Say No: Personal Responsibility in a Fallen World
by Rev Dr Chiang Ming shun
Lecturer, Trinity Theological College

November Feature Article: Climate Change – Missiological Implications
by Dr Andrew Peh
Lecturer, Trinity Theological College

October Feature Article: Are we fully living up to our public responsibilities?
by Dr Robert Banks

September Feature Article: The Pneumatological Perspective to Inter-faith Dialogue
by Rev James Yeo
Rector, Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore

August Feature Article: Niebur in Asia: Christianity & Culture
by Dr Greg Clarke
CEO, Bible Society of Australia

July Feature Article: Dying Faithfully: Biblical & Theological Perspectives
by Bishop Emeritus Robert Solomon

June Feature Article: The Christian Mind
by Dr Lee Soo Ann
President, The Bible Society of Singapore

May Feature Article: Religion and Violence
by Fr Joseph Tham
Dean, School of Bioethics, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University

April Feature Article: Two Kinds of Secularism and Social Peace
by Dr Brian H. Thomas
Lecturer, Singapore Bible College

March Feature Article: The Prophet and the Strategist
by Dr Tan Gee Paw

February Feature Article: Can A Christian Accept Macroevolution?
by Dr Andrew Loke,
Research Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong

January Feature Article: Foreigners, Integration and Christian Civil Society
by Dr Gillian Koh

December Feature Article: Returning to Basics on SG50

by Mr Andy Lie
Ecumenical Officer, Northern Synod (United Reformed Church)

November Feature Article: The Crisis of Biblical Literacy
by Mr David Lang
Associate Professor, Singapore Bible College

October Feature Article: The Two Kingdoms – A Christian Perspective on Church and State in Singapore
by Mr Darius Lee
Lawyer and Author of ‘Like Fire In My Bones’

September Feature Article: Responding to Changing Family Realities
by Dr Mathew Mathews
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies (NUS)

August Feature Article: Christian Spirituality in a Time of Resurgent Spirituality
by Dr Calvin Chong
Associate Professor, Singapore Bible College

July Feature Article: Modern Christian Martyrdom
by Dr Tan Loe Joo
Lecturer, Trinity Theological College

June Feature Article: A Christian View of the Internet and New Media
by Dr Phillip A. Towndrow
Author, ‘Education and Society: A Christian Perspective’

May Feature Article: A Good Death?
by Dr Robert Solomon
Bishop Emeritus, Methodist Church of Singapore

April Feature Article: Interfaith Dialogue and Democratic Virtues
by Dr Ng Kam Weng
Director, Kairos Research Centre (Malaysia)

March Feature Article: Render To Caesar…Render To God
by Dr Leow Theng Huat
Lecturer, Trinity Theological College

February Feature Article: The Christian Virtue of Civility
by Dr William Wan
General Secretary, Singapore Kindness Movement

January Feature Article: Caring For Our Ill Neighbour
by Professor Philip Lee Hin Peng
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (National University of Singapore)