Worship
Faith exists in the community

Faith exists in the community

A brief look at the top ten worship songs on Christian Copyright Licensing International’s list reveals what many of us sing in church today—heartfelt songs to God about how he saved each of us, and how we each resolve to live for him. While there is nothing wrong with such songs, they tend to dwell on our individual salvation experiences and responses. If these are the only songs we sing, we will be missing out on a vital part of God’s redemptive plan—that God has called us to be “a holy nation, people of his own possession” (1 Pet 2:9).

A patriotic Christian?

I have sometimes found patriotism and my Christian faith incompatible. Songs, both new and old, about eschatological hope provide rich imagery of our destiny when we are finally with the…

Are worship songs of the youth too emo?

I received Christ when I was 13 years old, and so my faith was in its infancy during the tumultuous teenage years. Back then, doctrinal accuracy of the songs I…

Trinitarian hymns in the Wesleyan tradition

The bedrock of Christian faith is our belief in the triune God—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, as revealed in Scripture and in the Incarnation. This is the…

Our victory belongs to God

Victory is a sought-after but elusive commodity. People are quick to claim it, only to realise that it is still out of their reach. In recent times, countries were quick…

Online worship – Technology and the arts

When attending an online church service at home in front of your laptop, TV or tablet on a Sunday morning, have you been “sitting around in your singlet, with one…

Hosanna

HOSANNA, LOUD HOSANNA (UMH 278) Hosanna, loud hosanna the little children sang; through pillared court and temple the lovely anthem rang. To Jesus, who had blessed them, close folded to…

The Blessing

By the time this is published, Lunar New Year celebrations would be over, and some of us who do participate in it will be in “recovery mode”, fresh from the…

Build Your Kingdom Here

Take a look around your neighbourhood’s hawker centres, and you will realise something—more stalls are operating for shorter hours and for fewer days each week than compared to pre-pandemic times.…

The Candle of Hope

It has been almost two years since COVID-19 disrupted our lives. It has been a long wait for this virus to leave and let us be! The act of waiting…
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