Category: Thoughts

  • 2021 Came and…

    It came like a hurricane and it swept us all in the pandemic blitz leaving many of us with cabin-fever and isolated in our houses. Fortunately for me and the family, we are born introverts who are more than contented with the country-wide isolation. In terms of blame and future prospects, I am glad that…

  • The Chief Parable of Christ – A Parable of Reality and Hope

    The parable of the sower or soils is the first parable that is recorded for us in the Gospels – this is consistently recorded for us in Matthew, Mark and Luke’s gospel. What makes it the “chief” or most important of them all is not just the chronological introduction of it but the fact that…

  • The Sin of Indifference

    ‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched,…

  • The Right to Question Christian Teachings and Practices

    One of the joys of having regular bible studies as a family is the non-stop questions from my children. One topic or issue can easily bring up loads of questions that are sometimes relevant to the passage we were reading, or spin off into deep theological territory. This is pure joy – a wealth of…

  • The Worst of Times…

    2020 is going to go down as the most divisive and terrifying time in modern history. As high school students 20 plus years ago, we were told that 2020 was going to be filled with economic prosperity, first-world experiences, unity and tremendous leaps and bounds in all sectors. Alas, none of that appears to be…

  • A Perspective of Cultish Upbringing (Christian Cult)

    One of the most unpopular topics (taboo) in this part of the world (South East Asia) is talking about the way we were brought up. Very few have a pleasant and good upbringing – it is hard to be honest about something so personal. I had an excellent childhood and upbringing – not perfect, for…

  • Commentary on Philippians 1:18-20

    It is hard to get people to have a civil, honest conversation that does not raise barriers and irritation. We have lost the ability to agree to disagree. From my personal experiences, some would even argue from out-of-context passages and even from personal opinions that it is more noble or righteous to make a stand…

  • The Current Political Scene in Malaysia Amidst Covid-19 Issues

    As the country is fighting off the global pandemic (COVID-19), politicians have decided that one and a half months of ‘ceasefire’ is enough – the political news became active once more. There are just too many things to be said of Malaysia’s political scene. Accusations are thrown left, right and center. To top this off,…

  • Verbal versus Written Conversations

    Over the years I found myself writing a lot. From a cold start – that is without any preparation at all – I can type about 75 word per minute. That is alright. But I do know that I have averaged much higher over the years especially when I get into the “zone”. Writing takes…

  • Commentary on Philippians 1: 1-11

    The Word of God is bristling with power. This “power” is not perceived by worldly measurements; it is of divine origin. It is such a pity that many Christians flock to the weekly meetings on the Lord’s Day (Sunday) to be revitalised (in their mind), forgetting that we have the best fuel for our soul…