CategoryFollowing Jesus

It is ok to fail. it is not ok to Quit.

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As I am working on my thesis for my M Div, I started to think about being a father. One thing that dawned on my mind when I first step into fatherhood, especially when it comes to discipling our children, is that I realized I couldn’t do it. Or I don’t think I can. I am never good with children. It is too difficult. How can I share God’s love, speak the truth and help them...

Dismount and push

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In Singapore, they built paved paths known as PCN (Park Connectors). As the name implies, it connects from one park to another. This is great because you can cycle, blade or run between parks. Earlier this week I was exploring a route from Bishan down to Marina Bay Sands. It was fun exploring and riding a roadie (road bike). Once in a while, I came across certain sections where you have to...

you should only speak truth about the gospel?!?

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Lately, I’ve been hearing that when we speak the truth, it is only meant for preaching the Gospel (talking about Jesus) and not about other matters, like COVID-19. So it is OK if I’m a liar but when it comes to Jesus, I speak the right theology? I’m pretty sure that is not right. Truth is truth. Whether scientific or spiritual. And I believe we all want to speak, to know and to...

Do my strengths make me a good leader?

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Earlier this year, I told Wai Jia that I am not sure what my strengths are. A friend recommended I to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder. I’ve taken various personality tests before and those tests didn’t reveal anything surprising about me. However, in this test I felt God gave me insight into what it means to be a leader. Whether it is in the Church or the world, leaders are highly...

putting Jesus first when it comes to money

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This should be a no-brainer, right? That we ought to put Jesus first in everything we do. We are in the process of making a big decision relating to our finances. When it comes to money, the commonsense approach is, how can I make (or keep) as much money as possible? There is a part of me that doesn’t feel this is right. Am I saying that we should be senseless with our money? Of course, not...

who should disciple our children?

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Amidst all the busyness of life, taking care of two toddlers and working on my thesis, I want to jot this down. I started the journey to Masters of Divinity when I was in Uganda (mid 2014). Now I am almost done. I need to write a thesis and then that’s end of it. To my surprise, I felt God wants me to write on discipleship and parenting. Given I am a father of two, this topic weights...

What is Biblical Parenting?

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When we started our homeschooling journey last year, we’ve met a number of homeschooling parents in Singapore. They are also Christian and a number of them rave about this Christian teaching methodology. I, too, desire my children to learn Jesus. So I went online and to find out more about this ‘methodology’. In a short while, I told my wife, “it is a good methodology but...

Do I want to go back to ministry? – a reflection

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A special shoutout for my wife for putting the kids to sleep so I can write this blog 😀 I will jot a few thoughts about being a stay-at-home dad and someone who used to be in ministry.  Today someone asked me this question, “do I want to go back to ministry?” The answer is YES, and of course.  But this doesn’t mean I will jump back in, not at least in this season. Being a stay-at-home...

Good and Good Enough

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I had a conversation on FB and I like to share it here. The person wrote the following: Please define good and what is considered as good “enough”. Because we are all work in progress and we will never be good enough. Here’s my response: This is a ‘good’ question. It will be a longer-ish answer bc I want to cover all the bases (or the best that I can). Let’s...

The Subtlety of Pride

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As someone with a liver transplant for thirty years, tests were done on me all the time. One common test is the blood test to measure my liver functions and the medication level in my bloodstream. Once in a while, I will have an ultrasound to scan the liver and make sure everything is ok. One month ago, my doctor suggested having an ultrasound done to make sure everything is ok. As I lay down on...

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