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Bubble Teh-ology

At Church of St Michael's (CSM) parish fest day September celebrations, we express how "I Have Heard' as a parish community in various bold new frontiers. Watch Brian Bartholomew Tan teach us how to make bubble tea and how it relates to our faith! "The circuit-breaker brought challenges that were unprecedented. It felt as if we were in exile. So [...]

By |2020-09-25T01:48:55+00:00September 20th, 2020|Featured story, Videos, Youth and Young Adults, Youth Videos|Comments Off on Bubble Teh-ology

Faith Stories- I Have Heard- God’s unconditional love for me

Justus Ong struggled and ended up in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) unit. Find out how through this, he encountered our Lord. Celebrating God and our parish feast day of "I Have Heard" through bold new frontiers, here is the first showcase of CSM’s "Faith Stories"series!  https://youtu.be/6MMfhqVmbYw

By |2020-09-24T04:48:07+00:00September 19th, 2020|Featured story, Stories & Testmonies, Videos, Youth and Young Adults, Youth Videos|Comments Off on Faith Stories- I Have Heard- God’s unconditional love for me

Digital Art- Saint Michael

Celebrating God and our parish feast day through bold new frontiers through embracing creativity, here is the first showcase of CSM’s Digital Art series by our very own parishioners! Melliana, creator of digital art of Saint Michael: “As someone who is not really artistically inclined, it was challenging for me to design something decent. But God's grace has been with [...]

By |2020-09-24T04:47:36+00:00September 18th, 2020|Art, Featured story, Youth and Young Adults|Comments Off on Digital Art- Saint Michael

Who Is Jesus?

The name, “Jesus” means in Hebrew, “GOD saves”. In His name is His mission and identity. Since God alone can forgive sins, it is God who, in Jesus his eternal Son made man, "will save his people from their sins,” in Jesus, God recapitulates all of his history of salvation on behalf of men. (C.C.C. 2. 430)   Biography: Jesus [...]

By |2020-08-04T09:51:16+00:00August 4th, 2020|Faith Formation, Featured story, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Who Is Jesus?

Beyond an Imagined Communitas: Building Authentic Christian Communities

In writing about the nation,  and drawing upon concepts coined by Anthropologists such as Victor Turner, Sociologists such as  Benedict Anderson have written about how the idea of a nation is a social construct and is by and large, "an imagined community" - "imagined" because "the members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow-members, meet [...]

By |2020-07-23T13:57:50+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Faith Formation, Featured story|Comments Off on Beyond an Imagined Communitas: Building Authentic Christian Communities

Healing the Disappointments in Community

"Disappointments are markers on the road of life, saying: Perfect happiness is not here. Though your passions may have been satisfied, you were never truly satisfied, because while your passions can find satisfaction in this world, you cannot. Start with your own insufficiency and begin a search for perfection. Begin with your own emptiness and seek Him who can fill [...]

By |2020-07-16T14:34:06+00:00July 16th, 2020|Faith Formation, Featured story|Comments Off on Healing the Disappointments in Community

Christianity vs New Age Spirituality

Walk into any bookstore and you will find a section on Self-Improvement. Or just google search Self-Improvement and there are many websites offering advice. One of the first books I read was Dale Carnegie’s ‘How to make friends and influence people’. The tips were innocuous. I still recall to this day the tip on the importance of not only remembering [...]

By |2020-07-16T08:28:11+00:00July 16th, 2020|Faith Formation, Featured story|Comments Off on Christianity vs New Age Spirituality

A Case for Community Accountability

The word, "accountability" can be traced etymologically as being in a "state of testimony or being answerable", while the Oxford Dictionary, states the definition of accountability as, "​the fact of being responsible for your decisions or actions and being expected to explain them when you are asked."  However, in the context of a Christian community, the concept of accountability takes [...]

By |2020-07-12T03:29:59+00:00July 9th, 2020|Faith Formation, Featured story|Comments Off on A Case for Community Accountability

AC/DC: Let There be Rock

If you think I am referring to the rock band AC/DC and their megahit ‘Let there be Rock’, you are partly right. The lyrics which plays on Genesis is the creative license they’ve taken (Let there be light, Let there be sound, Let there be drums, Let there be guitar, and of course Let there be Rock) and there is [...]

By |2020-07-12T03:30:09+00:00July 9th, 2020|Faith Formation, Featured story|Comments Off on AC/DC: Let There be Rock

Be Still Before the Lord – A Sharing from Our Community

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him, do not fret when people succeed in their ways." Psalms 37:7 This is the struggle that I have been having since the beginning of the circuit breaker “It was like a dream come true, agency life, hard work and a good time to put my skills to good news". However, [...]

By |2020-06-25T00:35:17+00:00June 25th, 2020|Featured story, Stories & Testmonies|Comments Off on Be Still Before the Lord – A Sharing from Our Community