Colourful Christianity

Colourful Christianity? Let’s see how Christianity can be colourful in a positive way. (Sometimes people use the word colourful to describe something negative. For instance, with regards to an immoral person, some may say, “Yah he certainly lives a very colourful life!”) I guess for me, being a colourful Christian is about: First, being attractive….

Blind Faith?

Blind faith? Christianity is blind faith? Well, if by blind you mean not visible, then it’s true, a lot about the Christian faith is not visible. Not all good things are visible – oxygen, love, warm hearts – but they have amazing effects. At the same time, not all visible things are good – I’m…

Colourless Christianity?

Colourless Christianity – is that what you are experiencing? You go to church every Sunday, maybe you participate regularly in a small group too and maybe you faithfully serve in a ministry for years. Yet amidst all of it, your Christian experience appears to be superficial, unexciting, predictable and mechanical – colourless. If that’s what…

Are We Anything Like the Deer?

Do we long for or desire to be satisfied by God as the deer pants for water? I don’t think I do, at least not frequently enough. The palmist says, “As the deer pants for the water so my soul longs after You” (Ps.42:1). When a deer pants for water or desire for water to…

Who We Are Is More Important Than What We Do

t is possible to be in active service and ministry, do a lot of outstanding work, locally and even cross-culturally, within the church and outside of the church, and yet be flawed deep within ourselves. Sometimes it’s pride and a need to draw attention to ourselves. Or it could be a lack of real generosity….

Why It Can Be Hard to Be Truly Christian

Amongst other things, to be truly Christian is to be holy. It’s an unpopular word though. But the Bible is unequivocally clear about it. “Be holy for I am holy.” (Lev.11:44,45; 19:2; 20:7,26; 21:8; Deut.23:14; 1Pet.1:15,16) A few reasons why holiness is difficult today. First, we are too smart and educated, so we have learned…

Anonymity

While looking through some of my old cds, I found Jesus Come by Trinity Christian Centre, Singapore. I remember that cd! I remember listening to it, liking it and looking at the lyrics in the in-sleeve. I remember noticing something back then – the names of the songwriters were missing. Where the composers’ names should…