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Not in Lofty Words – 1 Corinthians 2:1-12

Let me begin with a quotation: A man who imagines that because he has a head full of knowledge that he is sufficient for these things had better start learning again. ‘Who is sufficient for these things?’ What are you

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Bodily Rights

On 24 June 2022, the Supreme Court made a landmark 5-4 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which established the constitutional right to abortion in the United States in 1973. The ruling is a triumph for pro-lifers (both religious and

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Not in Lofty Words – 1 Corinthians 2:1-12

Let me begin with a quotation: A man who imagines that because he has a head full of knowledge that he is sufficient for these things had better start learning again. ‘Who is sufficient for these things?’ What are you

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Stopping Euthanasia, Revering Life – Some Ideas for Christians

In his book, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, Daniel Dennett writes about a mythical substance known as “universal acid”, something so corrosive that it will eat through anything that it came into contact with, transforming everything it applies to. While such a substance is

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A Common Platform

For anyone living in this century, it is evident that one of the contemporary issues facing the world today is that of religious diversity. From the perspective of a Christian, the question of the role of other religions is especially

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An Unholy Alliance

In one of his epistles, the apostle John exhorts his readers not to believe every spirit, but to ‘test the spirits to see whether they are from God’ (1 John 4:1). John was of course urging his readers to exercise

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Postmodernism and the Church

Author: Dr Roland Chia  What is Postmodernism? The term ‘postmodern’ has become something of a buzzword today. It is a word that is often invoked in the august halls of academic institutions, the pages of popular magazines and newspapers, and

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No Room for Complacency

Author: Dr Roland Chia On June 22, The Straits Times published an important article by Mathew Mathews and Melvin Tay entitled, ‘Fading Faith? Fathoming the future of Singapore’s religious landscape.’ In this article, the authors provide an analysis of religious trends in

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Science and Christianity

Author: Dr Roland Chia In recent years, a group of writers has emerged onto the literary scene with a number of books vehemently criticising religion. These books have topped the best-seller charts and have provoked robust but mixed responses from