Educating the Next Generation

Credo 1 August 2022 “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.   One of the most important duties that the present generation must...

Leibniz on the Best of all Possible Worlds

Reading Voltaire’s satire Candide as an impressionable young man led me to think lowly of Gottfried Leibniz as a philosopher. In this satire, Voltaire mercilessly ridiculed Leibniz’s philosophy of optimism embodied by Pangloss, the mentor of the protagonist of the...

We Need No Permission to Dance

20 June 2022 Credo “Permission to Dance” (PTD) is a song by the South Korean boyband and global sensation, Bangtan Boys, otherwise known as BTS. Released in July 2021, the song held the number one spot for seven consecutive weeks on US Billboard’s Hot 100....

In the Shadow of the Pandemic

Credo 6 June 2022 In a media release in December 2018, the Institute of Mental Health reported that one in seven people in Singapore has experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime. This situation is exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with the recent...

Kintsugi (金継ぎ), Suffering, and Hope

Credo 16 May 2022 Kintsugi (金継ぎ) literally means “golden joinery,” and it is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. It involves the mending of breakage with urushi lacquer. However, instead of concealing the breakage, it seeks to reveal and highlight it through...