On being salt and light

May 2021 Credo Subtitle: “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. In Matthew 5, Jesus told his disciples that they are the salt of the...

What Makes Us Human?

April 2021 Credo In our society, being human has been interpreted and explained in various ways, ranging from the effects of marketing advertisements, comedy-drama TV series, to altruistic acts of charity. To add one more perspective, in chemical terms, a human body...

Christus Victor

April 2021 Credo Subtitle note: “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. Last September, my wife and I visited for the first time the...

The Immutable God Who Cares

March 2021 Credo In December 1993, forty eight people died when a high rise apartment building in Kuala Lumpur collapsed because its foundations gave way in a landslide. This tragic incident is a sobering reminder to Christians to ensure that their faith is set on...

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...

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...