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Thanks for the “God Times”

We praise God for a blessed time as about 1200 of us gathered for a spiritual feast at our annual Church Camp. We thank God for the life-changing learning as we opened God’s Word to understand our theme of “Image, Bondage & Reimaging” (IBR). The main message about our “Image” is that we are wonderfully…

Light from Asia 007: Living as Foreigners Wherever We Are

When Hwee Yen moved from Singapore to the US, she struggled to understand her identity.  She had stopped her work to support her husband’s graduate studies and care for her children.  It was a new place, a new role, and even no community.  Eventually, she and her husband learnt to depend on Christ alone, and…

Good Friday: “Oh, to see the Dawn”

I love watching the sunrise. There is something magnetically attractive and soul-stirring about a sunrise. Maybe it’s the golden hue of a sunrise that warms our heart. Perhaps it’s the promise of a new day filled with the possibility of sharing love, pursuing dreams or accomplishing goals. Good Friday is a dawn unlike and unmatched…

Light from Asia 005: God’s Justice to Marginalised Women in Taiwan: Sin Ee’s Story

What does justice mean? How do we practice justice? Hear practical advice and inspiring stories from Sin Ee.  She is a missionary sent by ARPC to bring justice and the gospel to women on the margins in Taipei, Taiwan.  References: Followership: Summary of the talks at Church Camp 2018 http://podcast.arpc.sg/e/followership/; This Is What Inequality Looks Likeby You Yenn Teo; Generous…

A Strange Intimacy

I conducted a wedding recently where the couple did a strange thing. They prayed with their backs to one another! So, there they stood back-to-back not because they had a quarrel or they were getting cold feet! It was, rather, their personal and precious pact for the groom to not behold his lovely bride until…

What are you fussing or fretting over?

My wife and I were ministering in South Korea recently. At one of the train subways, she spotted a huge billboard of a K-Pop Star and got all good-humoredly excited about him. She started “fussing” and insisting we take a photo with him, or at least, the billboard. I obliged. Of course, that’s a lighthearted…

Gn Shu Min: A Journey in Missions

When most people hear the word “missions” or “missionary” they immediately think “that’s not me” Hi! My name is Shumin. I’m from the Pine Grove Discipleship Group (DG) and I went for a short term mission trip we took to the Philippines during Easter last year. I have been asked to share with you today about…