Soundings

Hymning our spiritual heritage

Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs have been an integral part of the life of the Christian Church since its inception.

A theology of Christmas carols

A theology of Christmas carols

I hope lovers of Christmas carols will forgive me for saying that not all carols are created equal. Some carols contain the most profound theology of the Incarnation— which is what Christmas is all about—while others border on the sentimental.

Technological prudence

Since the dawn of what some scholars have called the modern Internet in the 1990s, the lives of millions have been inundated with “new media”.

Spiritual friendships

One of the many issues that the coronavirus pandemic has brought to our attention is the importance of what some sociologists have called social well-being of human flourishing.

A sacrament of divine love

A sacrament of divine love

As I write this article, many churches in Singapore are welcoming the return of their members to on-site Sunday services as Covid-19 measures are further relaxed by the government. The excitement of being able to gather physically in the sanctuary in such large numbers for worship is palpable, as many Christians experience a renewed sense of togetherness—the joy of being a community.

Christians and the State

In his letter to the Christians in Rome, Paul carefully instructs his readers on how Christians should regard the State when he writes: “Let every person be subject to the…

On nurturing the young

An article published on the CNA website in 2021 states that according to the Singapore Census 2020, “20 per cent of Singapore residents had no religious affiliation in 2020”. This…

Virtuous Living and Creation Care

The question that is receiving some attention among politicians, policy-makers and stakeholders is whether individuals or institutions should bear the greatest responsibility for solving the current climate crisis.

The sacrament of the ordinary

Some Christians are prone to think that the Christian life is a series of spiritual “mountaintop” experiences. The Christian life must be radical and exciting, filled with inspiring supernatural encounters…
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