Easter 2024

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

As we pass through 2024, and human society continues recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to wage war on each other—both literally and metaphorically. In eastern Europe and western Asia, amongst other places, people continue to kill and destroy. Even in regions that are ostensibly at peace, crimes and injustices continue at various levels.… Continue reading Easter 2024

Death of Queen Elizabeth II

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

After a long life and a very long reign in modern human terms, Queen Elizabeth II died yesterday. She was a figurehead not just throughout the British Commonwealth, but across the world. By all accounts, she was a diligent and honourable woman, holding her post with distinction. In recent decades, she had also been the… Continue reading Death of Queen Elizabeth II

Easter 2020

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

This Easter, we find ourselves in the middle of the worldwide COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. Perhaps now more than ever, in the past few years at least, many people are thinking seriously about life and death, and eternity. The risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 is real, and we need to take the appropriate precautions to… Continue reading Easter 2020

Easter 2019

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

“Why are you here?” A short, simple question, but one that can be read in a few different ways. I would guess that most people have, at some point, asked themselves this question at the deepest, most profound level—”why do I exist?” The Westminster Shorter Catechism begins with a question-answer pair that addresses this question,… Continue reading Easter 2019

Christmas 2018

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

Christmas Day is upon us again, and it’s time to reflect on the year that has been. Apart from the normal commitments of work, family, and so on, this year—perhaps more than any other—is one in which I’ve started to see the underlying logic in Biblical theology. The atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ… Continue reading Christmas 2018

The acid test

Published on Author Yean Wei Ong

It appears that two Australian politicians, Bernard (Bernie) Finn MLC and Craig Ondarchie MLC, have earned public criticism for themselves and their political party by calling on pairing arrangements to excuse themselves from the Victorian Parliament on religious grounds (due to Good Friday, just a few days ago)—only to then return and vote on an issue (to… Continue reading The acid test