The light “within” us must be greater than the light “upon” us

Recently, a brief discussion arose in my cell group's chat on WhatsApp. It was a controversial issue about certain believers urging churches to stop playing Bethel and Hillsong worship music. Now I usually keep mum when it comes to controversies in Christendom. Not because I’ve no opinions, since I’m known among friends to be a contrarian, one … Continue reading The light “within” us must be greater than the light “upon” us

Give me Liberty now; Life can wait – Sweden’s Light-touch strategy for COVID

Though brief, it was a little hard to ignore. There nestled today among the cesspool of news articles on (what else?) COVID-19 that dominated most pages of our daily newspapers, I saw this sobering piece of news, with a rather eye-popping statistic. As of 8 May, Sweden (with a population of around 10.3 million) had … Continue reading Give me Liberty now; Life can wait – Sweden’s Light-touch strategy for COVID

Covid-19 shows we should eliminate xenophobia, not innovate more tech toys

I confess that sometimes I just don't understand this world we live in. We clap and cheer technological innovations every year. Yet centuries have passed but no "innovation" seems to have been made in the area of overthrowing bigotry, racism, and xenophobia! C'mon World! What gives?!! Just look at the endless examples in these recent … Continue reading Covid-19 shows we should eliminate xenophobia, not innovate more tech toys

Covid-19 – May humanity not be BAU when it’s over

I woke up this morning to a brilliantly-written news article by the editor and managing director of The Statesman, Mr Ravindra Kumar, that was reproduced in our local papers today. He makes a strong case for people all over the world to learn from our current collective experience of Covid-19, and to do things differently … Continue reading Covid-19 – May humanity not be BAU when it’s over

On April Fool’s Day 2020 – Celebrating 20 years of marriage

Yep.  Your eyes aren’t playing an April fool’s trick.  You can immediately count that in 2000 I was married.   On a foolhardy day. Literally!  Those were heady times.   Turning 30.   Turning from single-hood to marriage-hood.  Turning from a co-tenant in my parent’s home... ...to a co-landlord in our own.  And now in 2020 As I look back over the past 20 I ask myself:  What … Continue reading On April Fool’s Day 2020 – Celebrating 20 years of marriage

His Autism’s “Cured” – Sowing false hope instead of acceptance & inclusion

It's hard to read something like this and not get just a teensy weensy bit annoyed. In case you don't feel like clicking the above link and be transported to another web page, let me do a quick summary here for you. This was a piece published some time ago in the form of a … Continue reading His Autism’s “Cured” – Sowing false hope instead of acceptance & inclusion

On International Women’s Day, one father’s take on ‘The Son’

Watching a play about a son's impending mental breakdown and his parents' powerlessness to help him probably wasn't the most ideal way to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD). Plus my wife and I watched the afternoon matinee version on the 7th, and not today, the 8th of March. So the connection to IWD was even … Continue reading On International Women’s Day, one father’s take on ‘The Son’