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PASTORAL REFLECTIONS – 25 JUNE 2017

FAKE NEWS AND THE CHRISTIAN
By Elder Chan Hong Kiat
There has been a lot of attention on fake news lately. These are false stories deliberately passing themselves off as true, with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically or to arouse emotions by exploiting racial and religious fault lines. It has even been suggested that fake news played a role in the Brexit referendum and the US presidential elections. That’s why countries are looking into legislation to counter fake news. Given the proliferation of social media where …

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From The Pastor’s Desk – 18 June 2017

MAN’S CHIEF END IS TO GLORIFY GOD,
AND TO ENJOY HIM FOREVER
By Pr Evangeline Cheong
There was a time in my life when going to church and Christianity was anything but enjoyable: Obeying God’s laws felt burdensome, sitting through service a chore and let’s not get started about praying. I did not understand why my friends in church seemed to enjoy being Christian. So I thought to myself, I must be missing something and needed to try harder. Or sometimes I would think that perhaps the life on earth is not …

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From The Pastor’s Desk – 11 June 2017

MAN’S CHIEF END IS TO GLORIFY GOD,
AND TO ENJOY HIM FOREVER
By Pr Evangeline Cheong
I have to admit, that when first taught the Westminster Shorter Catechism (WSC), I wondered what “glorify God” meant. Knowing that my life was bought at a price and no longer for my purposes, but for God’s, that first question of the WSC brought up more questions of its own.
So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do,
do everything for the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10: 31
So how does it look like if we …