The Micah Mandate: Generating Civil Reflective Engagement


Finally, I’m back to do a wordless for the Micah Mandate. 🙂 Partly re-inspired after reading a healthy, a little heated and needed civil reflective engagement recent piece. Without going too much into that detail, read for yourself.  Let me do what I do best in providing links and excerpts, then throw in a line or two from me in italic bold.

Sermon In The Hacienda

Posted on 17 May 2010 by Steven Sim

“Mandate” is a powerful word, but it is also a popular word today. My best friend Joshua, who is reading theology at Trinity Theological College told me once that a mega-church in Singapore is “hot on cultural mandate”. And one of its pastors, when asked what did the church mean.Continue Reading

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It’s good to allow developments in other regions to be used as (1) a way for self-examination, and (2) the bridge to connect with common concerns.


Posted on 17 May 2010 by Goh Keat Peng

Regardless of the results of the Sibu parliamentary by-elections, the reported “special grants” of RM1.75 million to four Methodist churches on the eve of polling day is very troubling to me as a Christian who attends a Methodist church and I am sure to many other Christians. It is always.Continue Reading

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Looks like this piece is generating strong heartfelt views and a push to clarify the matter at hand.

Walking Humbly

Posted on 17 May 2010 by TK Tan

It is interesting that of all the things Micah could have mentioned about what God might require of us, “walking humbly with your God” was mentioned in the same breath as acting justly and loving mercy. The crux of this, to my mind, is that in humility we recognize our. Continue Reading

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Walking humbly is an much needed way of walking these days even if it looks strange to the crowd.

Racism and ethnicity

Posted on 17 May 2010 by Bob Teoh

The first time I saw Ibrahim Ali was four decades ago at a combined meeting of students’ unions organised by the PKPM (national federation of student unions). He was one of the union representatives from Institut Teknoloji MARA student’s union. No one could have missed his presence. He was loud.. Continue Reading

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The first time I saw Ibrahim Ali was last month at a hotel in KL.  The group he was sitting together really had a thug-like appearance. Hmm. .

Social Injustice

Posted on 17 May 2010 by Peter Young

Although the word translated INJUSTICE is only used 10 times in the New International Version of the Bible, the references have vital lessons for us to learn about this relevant subject. 1. With the Lord our God, there is no injustice In the message of king Jehoshaphat to his judges,.Continue Reading

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I’m a social justice Christian and I’m not a communist. 🙂

Make May 13 A Day for Peace, Reason and Freedom

Posted on 13 May 2010 by Administrator

Civil Society Message on May 13, 2010 On this day which the nation experienced its darkest hours 41 years ago, we the undersigned civil society groups call upon the nation to make May 13 a day to cherish peace, reason and freedom. Continue Reading

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The coming together to issue statements like this is needed less we forget or we’re off tangent with other urgent issues.

Is KL really so far away from Sibu?

Posted on 12 May 2010 by Goh Keat Peng

If indeed it is true that there are people in Sarawak who feel that they live and function in a kind of cocoon, impervious to so-called ” national issues”, I respectfully ask that they should please think again. In recent times, because of climate change, we have had reports of. Continue Reading

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It’s strange because I will be going to Sibu for the first time (in fact Sarawak for the first time) in June after the whole intensity of the by-elections.  It will be interesting to listen to people talk about the aftermath.

The Christian vote

Posted on 12 May 2010 by Bob Teoh

Any new Prime Minister needs to get a fresh mandate. Therefore, the next general elections will be held soon-within a year or so. This is not a prophesy but common sense. Najib had done well in winning Hulu Selangor. If he wins Sibu, the Sarawak state elections will likely be.Continue Reading

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While it’s true Christians are a formidable bloc, but we must not vote along “parochial” concerns, but along “for the common good” lines. That’s what Micah 6:8 requires of us.


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