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How to Journey with Those Grieving the Suicide of a Loved One

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Three years ago, my brother committed suicide. Facing that was a real struggle. I believe the grief ministry is an underrated one. Most of us are uncomfortable with loss and mourning, even as we’re called to mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15). People who are grieving also face a lot of questions and doubts, and the church plays an important role in helping people keep their faith.
4 Dos in Tackling Un-Christian Media

4 Dos in Tackling "Un-Christian" Media

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We are called to stand up for Jesus’s name, and we most certainly should. But if we choose to do so without knowing who or what we’re challenging, we’ve lost the battle before it even begins. So how do we as Christians deal when faced with un-Christian media? Here are four do’s to get us started.
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3 Ways We Can Pray Amidst a Horrific Tragedy

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This news has shaken my nation to the core as Singapore schools are known to be safe places. As a mother with a young school-going boy, I was dumbfounded and devastated. How could such a thing happen in my country, one of the safest places in the world?
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Misunderstood and Maligned, But God Had a Bigger Lesson for Me

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It all started when, as part of my Urban Studies course in the seminary, we interviewed organisations working with foreign domestic workers, migrant workers, and others. Hearing all the stories about unfair treatment, abuse, depression, and other struggles kept me awake at night.
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Why Believe in Jesus?

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“You do you!” It’s the popular millennial mantra that is heard echoing across our digital and social media platforms. It centres on you and your feelings. We hear it in songs, movies and poetry across the globe. It has been said that the post-truth culture can be summarised as one that thinks with its feelings. Feelings before fairness. Feelings before others. Feelings before sacrifice. Perhaps most damagingly, feelings before truth.
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We Need to Talk About Race Matters

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As a Singaporean Chinese, I’ve always been part of the racial majority. Although my heart is for the overlooked and voiceless, I knew that no amount of ministry with and among them would enable me to experience what being on the margins, or “othered”, is like. So I looked forward to experiencing life as a racial minority when I moved to the US.
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3 Things to Keep in Mind While Scrolling Through Social Media

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As a design graduate, I found them artsy and inspiring to watch—and imagining having a taste of their “perfect” life helped me keep my mind off the restrictions we were facing because of COVID. So at first, I didn’t see anything wrong with watching these videos. However, when it became more of a habit, I began to see how these videos would influence my life in negative ways.
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How Dare God Create a World Filled with Suffering?

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When I was growing up, I remember asking an adult “Why don’t you believe in God?” Her response stunned me: “If God was real, I wouldn’t have had seven miscarriages in a row.” Whether we go through cancer, lose a loved one, experience mental ill-health, or even just turn on the news, suffering is a universal experience. And it evokes within each of us a question that we rally at the God who claims Himself to be both powerful and good: How can God allow it?

Easter: Hope for When Life Feels Too Hard

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What do you pray when there is so much trouble around you and nothing you can do? For my pregnant due-any-moment friend with no power and roads covered in ice between her and the hospital? For my former neighbor who cares for her husband with dementia—as if that weren’t enough, she hurt her back right before all this happened. Who is taking care of them? I wondered. How do I pray in this situation?