Transforming Society: How Christians Can Impact The Public Square in Malaysia (Biblical Perspectives) – Part 2
“Those who wish even to focus on the problem of a Christian ethic are faced with an outrageous demand – from the outset they must give up, as in appropriate to this topic, the very two questions that led them to deal with the ethical problem: “How can I be good?” and “How can I do something good?” Instead they must ask the wholly other, completely different question: what is the will of God?”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the chapter on “Christ, Reality, and Good” in Ethics
After the recent March 8th Elections, even until the month of June, the interest in politics has not waned.… Read the article
Some time ago, a friend of mine from The Philippines sent me a card. He thoughtfully enumerated each blessing he had received from God through me over many years of close fellowship we had shared. As I read the letter, I found that my heart also began to overflow with thanksgiving and deep joy.… Read the article
Now that a few days have separated us from the shock of the sudden rise in the price of petrol, we can think about the issues a little more soberly. The cyberscene has been filled with a lot of venom against this development but in the last few days, other writers have begun to weigh in with more considered opinions.… Read the article
A battle of words is looming in the courts over the controversial use of the word “Allah” by non-Muslims. The Roman Catholic Church fired the first salvo and has just won round one on 5 May 2008 when the High Court of Kuala Lumpur ruled they can go ahead and sue the government for prohibiting them to use the word.… Read the article
It has been 20 years since my dad passed away due to medical complications [he was a diabetic] when he was admitted to the hospital. I did not expect him to leave us, since he had only retired 3 years earlier. I have missed him so much that I wished he were given another chance 20 years ago.… Read the article
Micah Mandate, as a collection of Christian perspectives, is timely.
More than anyone else the Christian has much to offer, not only ideas but constructive service to humanity, and history has proof of that. Where the Gospel is honoured much fruit in word and deed has resulted. If not for the emancipating and inspiring nature of the Gospel, the world will be a much darker and colder world.… Read the article
Every child starts off thinking their fathers are heroes. They think their fathers are larger than life and have great power. And they always think that their fathers are good people. Until he screws it up by neglecting, losing authority and forgetting what heroes are supposed to do.
And what do heroes do exactly?… Read the article
Father is a man of few words, especially to his four children. But Pa is a good letter writer. We lived in those days when there were no mobile phones, emails, or Skype. So he wrote to all of us. And we to him. He would always begin with “My Dear… ” and end with “Yours lovingly…”
First it was my sister, the eldest of the brood.… Read the article
The race for the English Premier League is over, and being a Manchester United fan, I am happy with the result! The Champions League victory in Moscow was an added bonus! When reading this, my wife, Betty, urged me to show some sympathy towards our family in UK (son-in-law, daughter and 2 grandsons) all of whom are ardent Chelsea supporters!… Read the article