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 Call to Die

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (4 February 1906–9 April 1945) The first thing that strikes you about the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the last thing that remains with you is probably this line: "When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die." Here is the part of the...

We Are Not Stupid . . . I Think

"Semboyan telah berbunyi" is Malay for “the bugle has sounded”. The date for the next Malaysian general election has been announced. The contesting parties and coalitions will be, well, blowing their own trumpets. We are already in the midst of a media cacophony that...

Marks of a Good Sermon

Whenever I have the opportunity to teach a course on homiletics, I usually show the class this clip. It’s one that shows excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.’s last speech. He would be assassinated the next day, April 4th, 1968, at the age of 39. (You can read the...

Death and Hope

Did you know that 151,600 people die each day globally? It is hard for large numbers to strike a chord. Death strikes home when it takes away people that we care about. Two deaths come to mind this week. One was the death of Pastor Rick Seaward. I didn't know him...

Deadlines

Whenever I tell Bernice and my Graceworks team that I am working on a book, and give a tentative deadline for finishing it, I am met with knowing smiles. Based on past experience they know that they should add about a year to that date. I find writing very difficult....

Meaning at 63

The most important book I have read in recent times is The Power of Meaning by Emily Esfahani Smith. Smith's thesis is this: if you spend your life chasing happiness you may get it but happiness is often short lived and ephemeral. But if you spend your life pursuing...

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