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

The Witness of Our Lives

What are the weapons of our warfare? I have always been intrigued by how the early church grew so rapidly. To quote Alan Kreider: The growth of the Christian church in the Roman Empire is mysterious. Scholars who spend their entire lives studying this phenomenon...

A Focused Heart

Recently I was ministering in Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia, and took the opportunity to meet up with an old friend, Pastor Lam Kee Hing. (He is a little older than me.) I don't think I exaggerate when I call him the key leader in the ministry to indigenous people in...

Three Verbs for Teachers

With BGST's, Vocation, Work and Ministry MM 101, 2017 cohort. An article on mentoring that I read recently (David L. Bartlett, "Mentoring in the New Testament," in Mentoring, Dean K. Thompson & D. Cameron Murchison eds. [Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018], 23–36)...

Making a Difference

We cannot all be heroes and thrill a hemisphere With some great daring venture, some deed that mocks at fear But we can fill a lifetime with kindly acts and true There's always noble service for noble souls to do (1st verse of the Tanjong Katong Girls’ School Song) In...

A Good Night’s Sleep

Are you getting enough sleep? Numerous articles alert us to the dangers of poor sleep. The following is information from an article entitled, “Get Enough Sleep”. . . . poor sleep has been linked to significant problems, including: *greater risk of depression and...

What About Coal Mining?

One of the more important courses I am privileged to teach is Biblical Graduate School of Theology’s “Vocation, Work and Ministry” course where we explore biblical teaching on issues like our daily work, ministry in church and the matter of calling. This year the...