Bishop’s Message

Common principles of all Christianity

And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. (1 John 4:21) This is one of the many verses of Scripture that John Wesley quoted in an article he wrote entitled “The Character of a Methodist”.

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When healthy aspiration becomes harmful ambition

When healthy aspiration becomes harmful ambition

Here’s an old Irish blessing that I remind myself of at the start of every new year. May you have the hindsight to know where you have been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you are going too far.

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When I feel mentally unwell

“Make mental health and well-being for all a global priority.”
This is the slogan adopted by the World Health Organization for this year’s World Mental Health Day (10 October 2022).

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Arts, Education and Health

Arts, Education and Health – The Soul, Mind & Body of Community

The Bible book Ezra-Nehemiah describes three priorities in the development of the community after the ravages of war had left Jerusalem in ruin for 70 years. Referring to Ezra-Nehemiah as a single book, following the custom of the Hebrew Bible (unlike the Christian tradition which counts Ezra and Nehemiah as two separate books), the ancient Hebrew scribes (scholars call them Masoretes) included notes at the end of every Bible book, summarising the total number of verses in every book and indicating which verse marked the book’s mid-point.

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In politics, be the salt of the earth

Ahab had summoned Obadiah, his palace administrator. (Obadiah was a devout believer in the LORD. While Jezebel was killing off the LORD’s prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and…

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In the days of youth and vigour

Singapore celebrates Youth Day every July! The Bible in Ecclesiastes 12:1 (NIV) addresses our youth. Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come…
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Creation Care in Psalm 104

Psalm 104 is one of the most extended meditations on Creation Care in the Bible. The Psalmist praises God for both creating, and caring for the many, many different created…
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