I Shop Therefore I Am: Consumerism and Its Impact on Christian Life and Ministry
This was first published in “Church & Society in Asia Today” – A Periodical concerned with Christian Ministry and Mission in Asia Today, Published by the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia, Trinity Theological College, Singapore. Reproduced with permission.

A Modest Faith?
The classic four weeks in the season of Advent leading to Christmas has become for me a significant way for reflection. Of course, the word “reflection” might seem a little passive where one just sits back to observe and do some thinking, but for me it’s little paths to grow as a person and lead to better ways of living. This is so important for people who take our “faith” seriously.

Good News For Your City: Kuala Lumpur
This entry is a part of an on-going blog series called The Good News, which is taking place throughout the Easter Season, from Easter to Pentecost. A full list of the contributors can be found here. Sivin’s local city newspaper is The Sun of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia . Here is Sivin Kit on the Good News.

No More Tears: A Solidarity Speech and Prayer
My new friend Zun from Pertubuhan Jemaah Islah Malaysia (JIM), Selangor whom I got to know at theCOMPLETE meetings asked a couple of weeks ago whether I could speak for about 5 minutes at an event they planned to organise on the 31st of January 2009. I responded by saying yes to his sincere invitation, and I am grateful for the opportunity given to speak and share from one’s heart to another.

The Nut Graph | The pastor for Palestine

THE protests in Malaysia against Israel’s attacks on Gaza have taken on an overwhelmingly Islamic hue. From PAS‘s public demonstrations to the Muslim Consumers Association’s campaign to boycott all Jewish products, the crisis in Gaza has been painted as a proxy war between Muslims and Jews.

Some prominent Malaysian Muslims have spoken up against this trend. In an interview with Utusan Malaysia, 3 Feb 2009, the Malaysian Red Crescent Society’s Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah said it was wrong to call Jews evil, just as it was wrong to say Muslims are terrorists.

Reverend Sivin Kit, who is pastor of the Bangsar Lutheran Church, has similarly been offering a different response to the crisis in Gaza. In this exclusive interview with The Nut Graph, Kit explains the complexities in the Christian community’s position on Palestine, and places this within the context of a Muslim-majority country.

Reinterpreting Christmas

For me, I felt it was important this year to wait reflectively as part of my preparation for Christmas. It is important to avoid getting swept away by festivities tinged with consumerism these days.

Prayer, Persistence, Justice

reflection 2008-08-11 Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge…

Look Who’s Talking With The Other Side
LOOK WHO’S TALKING WITH THE OTHER SIDE? reflection 2008-08-04  We met on Friday March 7, 2008 at the polling and counting agent briefing for Lembah Pantai. It was…

Hearing The Voice Of The Refugee
2008-06-30  My earliest memory of anything related to “refugees” was my Vietnamese friend who crossed the road with me to school in…

Do Something
reflection.You can get on a path of wisdom and walk it. “Build your house on a rock,” as Jesus urges us.”¦ You may ask…

Examen 35: I’m Not Sure I’m Pure…
reflection  “So what race are you?”, a question is posed to me. My reply, “I’m supposed to be Chinese, according to…

It’s No Longer Just About Me
commentary Transforming Society: How Christians can Impact the Public Square in Malaysia (Biblical Perspectives) Part 1 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of…

What you can do by Sivin Kit, Alice Nah and TK Tan
What you can do by Sivin Kit, Alice Nah and TK Tan community 2008-06-30 What you can do by Sivin Kit, Alice Nah and TK Tan When you want to help, it is important to be wise. Don’t be naive. Use…

Submission or Subversion?
commentary 2008-06-16 Submission or Subversion? Transforming Society: How Christians can Impact the Public Square in Malaysia (Biblical Perspectives) Part 2  “Those who wish even to focus on the problem of a Christian…

Who Did Jesus Vote For?
commentary Who Did Jesus Vote For? This is about one of the most anticipated time in Malaysian history. Yet, where would Jesus…

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