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...

Silence and Watchfulness in Prayer

December 2020 Credo Christians of every stripe and from all traditions—Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant —have maintained that prayer is absolutely central to the spiritual life of the true believer in Christ. Many readers would, I am sure, be familiar with this...

Annihilation or Restoration

November 2020 Credo What will be the fate of our planet earth at the end of this age? Will it be annihilated or restored? This is not only a stimulating theoretical question, but also one with significant practical implications for our life and ministry. What does the...

The Call to Companionship

November 2020 Credo One of Paul’s injunctions concerning the responsibility of Christians towards one another—familiar to many Christians, I am sure—is found in Galatians 6:2, where he writes: “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” However,...

Not in Lofty Words – 1 Corinthians 2:1-12

October 2020 Credo This article is a slightly revised version of a sermon I delivered at the Trinity Theological College Chapel Service on 5 February 2020. Let me begin with a quotation: A man who imagines that because he has a head full of knowledge that he is...

Methodists and the Poor

October 2020 Credo In “Social Action is Integral to Methodism”, Bishop Dr Chong Chin Chung emphasised that it is not enough for the Methodist to be committed to spiritual disciplines such as Bible study and corporate worship. The Methodist must also obey the command...