Prayer from the Depths of Despair

November 2017 Credo 19 Remember my affliction and my wanderings, The wormwood and the gall! 20 My soul continually remembers it, And is bowed down within me. 21 But this I call to mind, And therefore I have hope: 22 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, His...

Mental Illness: A Christian Perspective

October 2016 Pulse In an article entitled, ‘Let’s End Stigma of Mental Illness’ published by TODAY online on 1 May 2014, it was reported that one in six people in Singapore suffer from some form of mental illness. ‘It is quite likely’, it states, ‘that patients...

Paganising Christianity

September 2016 Pulse The unprecedented emergence of religious fundamentalism and fervour across the globe in the final decades of the last century has led to the demise of the so-called secularisation theory proposed by philosophers and sociologists in the 1960s....

Thinking about Disability

In recent years, a number of fine monographs have been published on disability from the Christian perspective. Many of these publications have encouraged deeper and more nuanced reflection on the complex issues associated with our understanding of people with...

It is Finished!

‘It is finished’ is the sixth of the seven words of Christ on the cross. From the late eighteenth century, meditation on the Seven Last Words of Christ on the cross became a very popular form of devotion. In some churches today, the last words of Jesus are heard in...