Columnists
Noel Ethan Tan

Mystical John 21

John 21 is one of my favorite chapters because it has so much mysticism behind its powerful symbolic references: Simon Peter said to them, “I

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Columnists
Nick Chui

Prodigally Cheap Grace?

The Prodigal son story is not about “cheap grace” or simply “saying sorry”. It is about the cost and damage done to self and others

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Noel Ethan Tan

Paradoxes

A friend once shared his experience on the birth of his first child. What stood out most for him was a mysterious combination of pain

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Erin Cain

Hidden Fruits

He went back across the Jordan to the place where John first baptized, and there he remained. Many came to him and said, “John performed

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Noel Ethan Tan

Jesus’ Last Words

There is something inescapably sacred about a person’s last words. When a dying person speaks, their last words reveal the true intentions of their hearts:

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Feasts
Guest Writer

The Man with the Water Jar

Guest post by Estella Young, Lay Dominican, Singapore. Ever wondered why Jesus told his disciples to look for a man carrying a water jar when

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Religion
Guest Writer

Pilate and Herod

Guest post by Gerard M. Nadal. Don’t know why this line from Palm Sunday’s Gospel never registered before, but there’s a ton in there to

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Columnists
Br. John Joseph

‘Nor do I Condemn You’

A Gospel reflection: Jesus and the Woman Caught in Adultery (John 8:1-11) Aware that “the Judeans sought to kill him” (7:1) Jesus nevertheless makes his

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Guest Writer

Modesty: In Dress & In Life

Guest post by K. C. Thomas, Mumbai, India. What is modesty? When and how did it originate? The dictionary says that modesty is caring not

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Still Life with Bible, Vincent van Gogh (1885)
Columnists
Erin Cain

Delighting in the Law

Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes. In your statutes I will delight; I will not forget your words. Open my eyes, that

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nets catch vocation
Columnists
Noel Ethan Tan

Into the Deep

Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 Being a fisherman, Peter knew when to call it a day when there was no catch.

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Columnists
Erin Cain

Toward the Light

He said, “To what shall we compare the Kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed

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Apologetics
Noel Ethan Tan

Traditions of Men

Genesis 1:20-2:4, Psalm 8, Mark 7:1-13 ‘You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions’ (Mk 7:8). The words of our Lord

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Religion
Nick Chui

Jesus and the Pharisees

A common perception of Jesus’ critique of the Pharisees was their legalism. Jesus’ liberal attitude is often contrasted with the rigidity of the Pharisees. I

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Columnists
Erin Cain

We Belong to Each Other

They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof

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Columnists
Noel Ethan Tan

Fox & Birds

Amos 2:6-16, Psalm 50, Matthew 8:18-22 The book of Amos teaches a most pure monotheism. Throughout his book, there isn’t a single reference to other

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Nicolas Vleughels, Holy Family (1729)
Columnists
Erin Cain

Blessed Are You

And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? —Luke 1:43   Although she did not know

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Apologetics
Noel Ethan Tan

Mary, Mother of God

A friend told me once: “Mary is NOT the Mother of God, that’s blasphemous!” Very calmly, I answered him: “Tell me then, WHO is Jesus

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