Micah Midnight: Catching Up

With so muchh going on the last couple of weeks, there has been an influx of many fresh articles.  Take your time and slowly work through them , starting with the ones that grab your attention.

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Commentary
Joining the Dustbin of Dictatorship By Bob Teoh
“History tells us that whenever Umno, the dominant party in the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, is crippled by infighting and money politics, the ISA is brought out of the awesome arsenal of dictatorial laws to browbeat dissenting voices into silence as a diversion. In 1987, it was “Operation Lallang.” Can we expect a re-run? It has already begun.”
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Commentary
“September 16:” Seize the Moment! by Bernie Chow
“It is time we stand up to be counted and not hedge and hide under all sorts of ‘moral’ and ‘righteous’ reasons. We are living in unprecedented times and we deserve the government that we get or want to have. The country cannot run on auto pilot any longer. The serious business of governance and righting the wrongs has to begin. So seize the moment and support change!”
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Commentary
How will we respond to “September 16?” by Jeremiah Liang
“Hamlet’s philosophical question “To be or not to be” can be wisely settled by allowing the Holy Spirit to dwell in us enabling us to be Christ-like in all his living fullness. Then, we need not choose whether to remain as our petty selves or be completely a pawn of circumstance. ”
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Commentary
Race Based Policies and Its Effects In Malaysia By Tricia Yeoh
“Those were the days”, many in their late fifties and sixties recall of their younger years when races intermingled freely and ethnic backgrounds were not divisive in nature. They reminisce of a time when race was not an element one thought of when meeting another. Today, studies have shown increasing racial polarisation, a worrying trend taking place especially amongst the younger generation. This begs the question of what it was that fundamentally changed the entire workings of society over a period of forty years. This change would have a permanent and deep-rooted effect on society.
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Reflection
The Discipline of Waiting by Alice Nah
“God is kind – He rewards those who wait upon Him. He shows us that He is faithful and worthy of trust. The cyclical experience of waiting and reward, waiting and reward, deepens our relationship with Him. It shows us His grace and mercy, His steadiness in the midst of storms. He demonstrates how He always fulfills the promises He makes, even if they take what seem to be an interminably long time.”
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Reflection
15 COMPANIONS ON THE JOURNEY By Koichi Ohtawa
“Since the Triune God lives in the fellowship of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, when we receive spiritual life in our relationship with God, we also come alive in our relationships with friends. And in our relationships with our friends, we come to know God more intimately. ”
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Reflection
I Shop Therefore I Am: Consumerism and Its Impact on Christian Life and Ministry By Sivin Kit
“While seeking to be relevant is arguably part of the missionary posture of the church to those living in a non-Christian or even post-Christian environment, one wonders if what started off initially as a sincere attempt to build bridges to the world has been overtaken by a consumer-centred marketing posture, particularly as we appropriate uncritically the tools of marketing and management?”
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Community
Petition to Free Raja Petra Kamarudin, Teresa Kok and Others Held Under the Internal Security Act by TK Tan
“Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, said that there is no justification for the arrest of bloggers Raja Petra Kamarudin (ISA) and Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz, better known as Kickdefella (Sedition Act), and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok (ISA). Senator Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, the de facto Law Minister of Malaysia, has quit his position saying the recent arrests under the Internal Security Act was the “last straw”. Religious leaders from different faiths have condemned the arrests. The Bar Council is holding an EGM to express their dismay over the abuse of ISA. Last, but not least, many members of the Pakatan Rakyat have also called for the release of not only these ISA detainees but also all ISA detainees.”
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Citizenship
My Malaysia Day by Sivin Kit
“I chose to go to the Malaysia Day Celebrations at the Kelana Jaya Stadium. There were many Christians who sat and stood with fellow Malaysians of all races and religions. Church members told me how singing the “Negaraku” at the closing brought tears to their eyes.”
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Citizenship
WHAT IT TAKES TO TURN THE NATIONAL AGENDA AROUND by Goh Keat Peng
“This desirable change for the nation is not about dates. It is not about when it will happen. It is about how it will happen. It can and will happen when this formula is accomplished: 40 conscientised MPs + millions of conscientised ordinary Malaysians must come together and take their stand and make their stand count.”
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Citizenship
Corporate Citizenship and Our Social Responsibility by STEVE OH
“We do not need to be invited before we act. No one asked Jesus to do what he did. In fact even his own mother and siblings thought he was crazy and tried to stop him. Our initiative must be Holy Spirit inspired. Paul talks about our acts prompted by our faith. Our discipleship must be influenced by our understanding that God made us “salt of the earth” and we have a corporate and individual responsibility to influence society for good.”
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About Sivin Kit

man of one wife, father of four kids
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