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Noel Ethan Tan

The Markan Sandwich

Wisdom 1:13-2:24 , Psalm 30, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, Mark 5:21-43 Mark 5 mentions the raising of Jairus’ daughter, switches to the woman with a hemorrhage,

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Noel Ethan Tan

A Vision

Who am I to deserve a place inside the house of the highest King? After almost 7 years, I finally attended a praise and worship

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Noel Ethan Tan

By Their Fruits You Will Know Them

2 Kings 22:8-23:3, Psalm 119, Matthew 7:15-20 Faith, Hope, Love, Fear of the Lord, Humility, Patience, Obedience. These are hallmarks of the greatest fruits we

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Noel Ethan Tan

I Planted, Apollos Watered

1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Psalm 33, Luke 4:38-44 In the first reading, Paul discusses the problems that exist in the Corinthian congregation. He uses harsh words,

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Noel Ethan Tan

Holy One of God

1 Corinthians 2:10-16, Psalm 145, Luke 4:31-37 In calling Jesus “the Holy One of God”, the demon recognizes that Jesus is more than a wise

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Noel Ethan Tan

Love and Time

How can I love Jesus more deeply? This is a question I try to ask myself daily. Or if, sadly — and these things happen

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Judgment Day
Apologetics
Noel Ethan Tan

How to Get to Heaven?

The shortest answer to this question is from St. Paul: “Faith, Hope and Charity. But the greatest of these is Charity.” (1 Cor 13:13) Indeed,

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Noel Ethan Tan

God’s Way

Throughout the Old Testament, it is evident that God’s ways are not our ways. God passes over the bigger, stronger and older (Ishmael, Esau, Pharaoh,

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Apologetics
Noel Ethan Tan

The Apostolic Priesthood

It is very critical that Jesus specially commissioned His Apostles to become shepherds to the people, instructing them to not only spread the good news,

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Noel Ethan Tan

The Mass

Something greater than Jonah is here (Mt 12:41b). I remember when I first read John 6:53-58, I was so touched that tears welled in my

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Noel Ethan Tan

Affliction

Yesterday, I was nursing a very bad migraine which got worse as the day went by. I got off work slightly earlier than usual and

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Noel Ethan Tan

Profound Pity

Jeremiah 3:14-17, Jeremiah 13:10-13, Matthew 13:18-23 But the seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed

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Apologetics
Noel Ethan Tan

Miracles & Mysteries

2 Kings 4:42-44, Psalm 145, Ephesians 4:1-6, John 6:1-15 When Jesus performed the multiplication of food, the people immediately adored Him: “Perceiving then that they

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Noel Ethan Tan

Silent Retreat: Prayer

Spending 2.5 days in silence was certainly a new and enriching experience for me and my spiritual life. I wrote and read so much, it’s

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Apologetics
Noel Ethan Tan

True Food

Exodus 16:2-15, Psalm 78, Ephesians 4:17-24, John 6:24-35 In these readings, the Church juxtaposes the two instances in history where supernatural food was given to

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Still Life with Bible, Vincent van Gogh (1885)
Apologetics
Noel Ethan Tan

Prudent Evangelization

Mark 12:18-27 Jesus’s dialogue with the Sadducees in today’s Gospel highlights prudence while evangelizing. What most people don’t know about the Sadducees is that despite

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Religion
Noel Ethan Tan

The First Commandment

Mark 12:28-34 In this Gospel, Jesus reveals the first commandment, “The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with

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Apologetics
Noel Ethan Tan

Pre-Existent Soul?

After studying a glimpse of Theology, I’ve come to realise that the most important prerequisite which one needs to seriously study the Faith is Christian

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Religion
Noel Ethan Tan

Parable of the Wicked Tenants

2 Peter 1:2-7, Psalm 91, Mark 12:1-12 The wicked tenants in this Gospel passage do not just represent Israel’s leaders. Our Lord too, has left

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Life
Noel Ethan Tan

Christian Discipleship

How do we become a Disciple of Christ? This is one of the greatest questions to ask. Firstly, the etymology of the word ‘Disciple’ referred

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