“The Social Dilemma” Dilemma

Cheryl and I finally broke our No-Netflix policy in our household last Friday night to check out The Social Dilemma. It's a docudrama filled with former employees of big tech companies confessing their involvement in shaping how tech giants like Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others operate today. In a nutshell, they warn us: social [...]

Rachel’s tears, our hope

She is sitting at home. There's peals of laughter as children play on the street outside. Her son sits in his chair - he's itching to join in, but he's not quite learned how to walk yet. She strokes his hair, smiles, and offers him another spoonful, and wonders what the evening will bring. A [...]

Don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife?

Note: An adapted version of this article is published at https://au.thegospelcoalition.org/article/good-bloke-joseph/. A common understanding of Joseph's dilemma when he discovers Mary is pregnant is that it puts him in two minds about whether or not to go ahead with marrying her. We usually read Matthew 1:19 through modern lenses and suppose Joseph here is wondering [...]

Finding Linda kakak

One of my favourite moments from 2019 was finding Linda kakak. My siblings and I grew up in a middle-class Malaysian Chinese family. My memories are hazy, but Linda was always part of our household. We called her kakak (big sister). Officially she was hired as a house help. But Linda did more than help [...]

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