The Temptations of Aging

December 2019 Credo One can start well in a race, but things can go wrong along the way, so much so that he may not even end the race. Or he may end badly. It was perhaps with this in mind that renowned Bible teacher Dr Harry Ironside was once heard praying,...

Faith Working Through Love

One of the predilections of moderns like us—our habit of mind, if you will—is to put asunder the things that belong together and should be conjoined. A striking example is the modern tendency to drive a wedge between faith and good works, and between evangelism and...

Whose Calendar? Which Rhythm?

November 2019 Credo It was but a brief encounter. Due to overwhelming firepower, Team A made short work of Team B. The latter put up a gallant resistance, but, due to the lack of support, succumbed quickly. In the end, Team B was swept into the dustbin of history, to...

Faith and Culture

November 2019 Credo Many years ago, I met a group of Chinese Christians who do not believe in celebrating the Lunar New Year. The festival, in their view, has its roots in a pagan (Chinese) culture and is inextricably bound to the superstitions associated with it. But...

Conditional Immortality

October 2019 Credo In a 1990 article entitled “The Destruction of the Finally Impenitent,” Clark Pinnock argues that the traditional notion of an eternal punishment for unbelievers needs to be rejected as it was “an outrageous doctrine, a theological and moral...

An Anatomy of Hope

October 2019 Credo The dawn of a brand new year does different things to different people. To some, it may bring a sense of excitement and anticipation. To others, it may infuse a sense of foreboding, dread and trepidation. But many, I dare say, step into the new year...