Promoting Spiritual Friendship in Church and Society through:

Training

Equipping people to live out relationally healthy lives in the church and in the world.

Mentoring

Training mentors and running mentoring groups to help followers of Jesus grow in Christlikeness.

Publishing

Bringing to life books that promote spiritual friendship and connect the Word of God with the issues of daily life.

Why Spiritual Friendship?

Spiritual friendship is friendship that is rooted in Christ for the purpose of helping followers of Jesus grow in Christlikeness. Our model for spiritual friendship takes its cue from Jesus, who called together a community (Matthew 4:18–22) at the start of His public ministry.

The Christian life can be described as following Jesus in the company of friends. But how many of us have these vital and life-giving relationships in place.

Why Publishing?

It is all too easy to live a life that divides the sacred from the secular. But we believe that all of life is lived under God; that there is no such divide.

So we publish books to help followers of Jesus Christ embrace spiritual friendship, and live out their faith in the world. Our books help them connect the Word of God with the issues of daily life — truth for life — issues like busyness, young adulthood, marriage, parenting, growing old, work as worship to God, politics, corruption, to name a few.

“I hope my reflections will continue to bless even more people, giving a little hope to all of us trying to make sense of a chaotic age.” — Soo Inn

A Different New Year

Not feeling particularly festive this Lunar New Year. I know why. For the first time we will not be visiting Ah Hoon Kor to wish her happy new year. She passed away in July last year. She was my dad's sister, and the last member of the family from that generation. I...

Why You See Me So Up?

I was having tea with a dear friend. He was on staff at a church and was someone whose life and ministry I held in the highest regard. In the midst of our conversation, he asked: "Why you see me so up?" This is a literal English translation of a Chinese phrase that...

Treating Depression or Treating the Person?

I remember the onset of my clinical depression. I had just preached at the ordination service of a good friend. I was then to a join a young adults evangelistic camp. As I was driving away from the ordination service, it happened. It was as though someone turned off...

Shit Happens

"Shit Happens" Idiom: used to say that bad things happen as part of life and cannot be prevented (Merriam-Webster) I was at a very low point in my life, perhaps the lowest to date. I had lost a wife to cancer, another to a divorce, which led to the loss of my...

A Question for New Year’s Day

What is the core of the Christian faith? I posed this question to the Dental Prayer Fellowship as they gathered for their annual rededication service on the morning of 1st January. Jesus gave us the answer when He answered a query on which was the most important...

Learning from the Girl at the Counter

I popped into a Happy Mart convenience store (a Malaysian version of 7-Eleven) to buy some parking coupons. The staff on duty was a young Malay girl wearing a headscarf. I had to wait for a while because she was exchanging messages with someone on her smartphone. When...

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