Issue 36

November - December 2019

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?

In This Issue

Love · Relationships · Restoration

My (Last) First Kiss Was At The Altar

Is there a second chance after crossing physical boundaries in a relationship? SEAN and JESSIE KONG share their experience of falling, getting up again, and making their way to their last “first kiss” at the wedding altar.

Family · Inspiration · Media

Spotlight: Willa Jin’s Story On Redesigning The Bible For A Visual Generation

What does it take to be the Operations Director of a start-up company with an international presence? DOROTHEA WONG dives deep with Willa to find out.

Apologetics · Faith

Dig Deeper: If There Is Evidence That Jesus Rose From The Dead, Why Are People Still Not Convinced?

There is strong historical evidence of Jesus’ existence and resurrection. So, why are there still people who find it difficult to believe in Him? NATHALIE ZANI explores this question.

Devotionals

The Great Joy of Christmas

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:10–11

Faith

To The Next Tony Stark

The heroes have won, but Iron Man is dead. What now? HANNAH LEUNG explores the similarities and differences between the gifts that Tony Stark and Jesus Christ left behind after they died. Warning, movie spoilers ahead!

Inspiration · Studies

True Story: I Failed My “O” Levels

When SARAH HAN received her ‘O’ level results, she felt like she had few options ahead and nowhere to go. In that situation, what’s a girl to do?