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

Pronounced “Beekner”

In our recent trip to Vancouver, I made a number of new friends. One was a young woman from Sitiawan, Perak. She told me she had been reading my weekly column for more than 15 years and had been helped by them. I was pleasantly surprised. I have been writing a weekly...

Quek’s Quackers

These past few days we have had the privilege of taking the Emmanuel Bible-Presbyterian Church camp. This is one camp that we were really looking forward to doing because Bernice and I owe the pastor of the church, Dr Quek Swee Hwa, big time. I first met Dr Quek in...

The Critical Matter of Gratitude

Gratitude: The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. (Oxford Dictionary) “Your bill has been paid.” We were having lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant at Harbourfront. We were near the end of our meal when the cashier...

Valuable Still

One of the few indulgences on our recent trip to Vancouver was catching Paul Simon's farewell concert. We had been looking forward to this. Paul Simon (with Art Garfunkel) had provided some of the most meaningful songs to the soundtracks of our lives. And it was his...

Ordinary Miracles

Jumped out of bed this morning when the alarm rang. Was a full night of sleep — eight whole hours. No kidding! So, “what’s the big deal?”, some of you are probably thinking. In the last week I have travelled from Singapore to Vancouver to Chicago and back to Vancouver...

The Times They Are A-Changin’

I missed what may probably have been the most important event in Malaysian history in my lifetime. I was on a plane to Vancouver when the 14th Malaysian general election was taking place. Of course I was praying long before this day and kept shooting up silent prayers...

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