Religion of the Heart

March 2021 Credo In his letter to Titus his protégé, the Apostle Paul exhorts the young pastor to “Teach what befits sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1). Orthodoxy (right belief) is important for the Christian faith because Christians believe that God has revealed something...

Robots, AI and Society

March 2021 Pulse On 23 Jan 19, Minister for Communications and Information, S. Iswaran, announced that Singapore has released a framework on how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used ethically and responsibly in businesses. Making this announcement at the World...

Meritocracy and Its Discontents

February 2021 Pulse In an article published by The Straits Times (October 25, 2018) entitled ‘Meritocracy and the Paradox of Success’, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung observes that meritocracy, which arises ‘from a belief in fairness, seems to have paradoxically...

Stephen Hawking’s Final Musings About God

February 2021 Credo Stephen Hawking (1942–2018) passed away last year, but his ideas remain a significant cultural influence. Renowned for his views about science, he also made many comments about God. When he claimed in 2010 that there is no need for God in order to...