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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Apologetics
Noel Ethan Tan

Suffering Servant

Mark 10:32-45 The Apostles heard Jesus preach about the kingdom many times and they believed this kingdom was to come before His death. It is

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Apologetics
Noel Ethan Tan

Eternity

2 Peter 3:12-15, Psalm 90, Mark 12:13-17 ‘But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth,

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Life
Noel Ethan Tan

The Last Shall Be First

Mark 10:28-31 This Gospel passage continues from where the rich youth rejected our Lord’s counsel to cast away his riches and thus, went away sorrowful.

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Christ and the Rich Young Ruler, Heinrich Hofmann (1889)
Life
Noel Ethan Tan

Jesus and the Rich Youth

Mark 10:17-27 The Gospel on the rich young man is rich with meaning. It is noteworthy to point out that Jesus still loved the youth

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Life
Noel Ethan Tan

Discord

James 4:1-10, Psalm 55, Mark 9:30-37 The central theme of James 4:1-10 and Mark 9:30-37 is discord. In the Gospel, we read that the Apostles

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Life
Noel Ethan Tan

Challenging God

James 4:13-17, Psalm 49, Mark 9:38-40 God cannot be an object of our concepts. We are His creatures, not the other way round. St. James

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Apologetics
Noel Ethan Tan

Hell

James 5:1-6, Psalm 49, Mark 9:41-50 Hell is not just a theoretical possibility according to the Gospel reading on 24 May and many more passages

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Family
Noel Ethan Tan

Divorce

James 5:7-12, Psalm 103, Mark 10:1-12 The Gospel on 24 May teaches a Hard Truth about Divorce. I’m going to spell it out because I

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