When the world went into lockdown, the people we once took for granted were only available online. Some of us have then realised the beauty of being physically together! In this issue, we look at the wonderful gift of community, and hear from Jolyn Ng who was once suicidal, broken and lost all hope.
In this issue, we discuss the purpose of education in our article What’s the Point of Studying? and share a true story in I Cried Through My Chemistry Papers. Find out how to break free from the temptation of porn through an interview with international speaker Jessica Harris. We also answer the question What’s Wrong with Dating A Non-Christian? So take a break from your studies and enjoy our latest issue!
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on societies and disrupted our lives – most of us are now at home and Zoom has become our lifeline to the outside world. Find some answers in our article Why did God allow Covid-19 to Happen? Discover ways to love your family in this stressful situation and read our reply to a reader who feels like she’s losing her community. We also interview Sarah Lyn, who was nearly dead at four but miraculously came back to life, and our Kallos team member Dorothea who was tested positive for the virus. All these and more in our latest issue!
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are excited to bring you this issue on creation care! With the global interest in climate change and saving the earth, we reflect on why it matters and what our part is to play in this.
We challenged a Kallos reader to go on a journey of embarking on the 3Rs and our writer Kang Li shares God’s perspective on creation and why our daily choices matter. We also interview Audris, the founder of sustainable fashion brand Paradigm Shift Label and find out how it’s making an impact. Take our eco-warrier quiz and read up on five green jobs you never knew existed!
Popular media attempts to convince us that an attractive woman is one who puts her body on show, and a confident woman is one who embraces her sexuality and expresses it freely. We are told that sex is cheap, yet everywhere we look, we see that a liberal approach to sexuality offers brokenness.
In this issue of Kallos, we explore the theme of love and sexuality, the many myths that we may have believed in, and how in our sexual brokenness, God offers hope and restoration. We hear brave stories from Sarah Cheng-De Winne on being pregnant at 18, Jaime Wong on being in love with a girl and Noelle Wee on being molested by her uncles.
In this issue, we look at how Jesus often shows us grace against reason. We answer a reader’s question on whether it’s possible to find a new partner even if she has slept with her ex-boyfriend, and how to find contentment in singlehood.
We hear from a couple on how they saved their first kiss for the wedding altar and from a girl who failed her O’Levels! One of our writers reflect on the lessons she learnt from her friends’ suicides, and we explore the question of why people find it difficult to believe in Jesus despite historical evidence of His existence and resurrection?
Where is God and hope in the midst of pain and suffering? Has He left me to fend for myself? In this issue, we hear from See Ting about her struggles with alopecia (leading to unexpected hair loss) and triple negative breast cancer. We also speak to four ladies about their seemingly hopeless family situations involving divorce, a sibling with special needs, illness and persecution. Our editor shares about finding hope in the midst of a difficult time. We wrestle with the question – is abortion always wrong?
Lastly, what does it mean to stay sexually pure when you’re in a relationship? Read on to find out more!
Do you believe you have influence? In a world where we seem to be competing for ‘likes’ online, having a reach of a few hundred can seem small and insignificant. We talk to Joanne Kwok from Thir.st, who shares how to be real and authentic in using our influence for good!
We also hear from Josh McDowell on how pornography damages us and our relationships. Our writer Eunice reflects on how we can resist peer pressure when we are tempted to compromise. Finally, hear our thoughts to the question “When Am I Ready To Start Dating?” in our ‘Ask Anything’ column!
Feeling depressed? Wondering if mental health issues are spiritual? If you are struggling with a mental illness, or know a friend who is, this issue of Kallos is for you.
We hear from Faith Pang who battled depression and how she found healing. Joy Shen bravely talks about her struggle with an eating disorder and our devotional provides tips on how to walk with friends who are facing difficult times. We also interview Leeland (the band with 4 Grammy nominations!) to find out what inspires his songwriting; and ask 4 brave women to share their deepest insecurities. Finally, hear our thoughts to the question “How do I know if he’s the one” in our ‘Ask Anything column!
Our music issue is here! We interviewed the band for KING & COUNTRY, whose music has inspired thousands and got them to talk about love, addiction and a woman’s worth. We also feature two local Christian albums “Light Has Won” and “Our Light Has Come” and talk about what a true worshipper looks like in our article “More Than A Song”.
In other articles, we share about what happens when you lose a friendship, whether God can forgive us if we fall back into sexual sin, and if science and faith can co-exist.