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...

Lenten Fast

February 2021 Credo Fasting is a spiritual discipline that has a very long and venerable tradition in Christianity, stretching back not only to the earliest period of Christian monasticism but to the Bible itself. Jesus clearly fasted and expected His disciples to do...

For the Common Good

January 2021 Credo One of the most striking features of The Methodist Church in Singapore (MCS), in my view, is the set of social principles by which it is governed. These principles are firmly rooted in the teachings of Scripture and are in harmony with the social...

Prayer

December 2020 Credo It seems to be a common refrain among religious people that prayer is a human instinct. If that is so, then why is it apparent that so many Christians still struggle to pray – and pray well? As we pause to ponder, we might agree that the subject of...