October 2015 issue 9
A Word from Goldie.
Some people think that pastors and missionaries are first class citizens in God’s kingdom and will be rewarded the most because their work is not in the secular world but they are working in God’s Kingdom full time. But we feel everyone should serve God full time whether their job is a doctor, sweeper, housewife or pastor. Jesus said we are the salt and light in the world everywhere and all the time. In this issue we give examples of persons whom Jesus would definitely affirm. They are Christ’s ministers in the workplace, a beacon to those who may never step into a church. There are no second class citizens or positions – only different callings, different locations and in different seasons of life. Examples in this issue: Andrew Tay (A Light in the Marketplace) Andrew Yung (Cancer is a Word, not a Sentence) Tek & Goldie Chong (Get out of the Boat).
We add a new category in this issue “YOUTH FORUM”. To our pleasant surprise we received some well-written, thoughtful articles by a few young writers. Hence we decided to create a platform for this generation to give expression to their christian beliefs and values. We encourage and invite young writers to contribute with no restriction on choice of topic. We start with 19 year-old Ryan Lian our grandson’s article “Gods don’t Bleed”.
Another new category is CHRISTIANITY & SCIENCE
Following the popular article by Prof Aw Swee Eng ( “Believing the Book of Genesis” June 2015). We invited Mr Yeo Teck Thiam to explore the marvellous creation of our Creator.
“Six Days or Billions of Years?” expresses his opinion who has made the study of the universe his lifelong interest.