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 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...

Sprinter or Long Distance Runner?

Are you a sprinter or a long-distance runner? I am more of a sprinter. I want the quick kill. I want to give it my all in one decisive event. But to faithfully put one foot in front of another with no immediate emotional gratification, with no quick sense of closure —...

Dark Beauty

At a recent camp, I took along a novel to read as my evening leisure pursuit. The campsite was rustic, with just the bare amenities and no entertainment except the surrounding forest which was gorgeous. The novel was Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon (UK: Penguin...

Death and Life

I am writing this in the quiet of my room in El Sanctuary, a quaint retreat centre near Alor Gajah, Malacca, Malaysia. I am here to speak to a group of bright young adults from Orchard Road Presbyterian Church. I am enjoying my interaction with them. But I came to...

Living in the Now

Mum has lost most of her short-term memory as she journeys down the path of Alzheimer's dementia. When I drop by to visit, she will smile and yell my pet name, "Ah Chye". I will go upstairs to put away my stuff and, when I come down again, she will look at me as...

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