Alwyn Lau

Alwyn Lau is a member of Friends in Conversation. A lecturer in Marketing and Sociology at KDU University-College, he’s also pursuing a Ph.D. (Arts) at the University of Monash (Sunway). He’s married with two kids and blogs at

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  • Avoiding the Void (ebook)


    Job refused to look away from the void in his pain. He refused to accept cheap solutions to the problem and ‘causes’ of his suffering. And just like how Job’s friends sought to cover-up Job’s trauma via inauthentic explanations, could it be that Malaysia’s leaders are always seeking to pull a veil over the abyss within the country via the promise of growth, wealth and prosperity, as if money solves everything? What happens, then, when the tap runs dry?

  • Christianity and Citizenship (eBook)


    Christianity & Citizenship is a follow-up series to The Bible & the Ballot that focuses on Christians’ participation as citizens. Like the previous series, the present one is also a collective effort by Christians from different parts of the theological spectrum. Six writers weigh in on topics ranging from governance to education, political movements to the gospel, as well as things that often go unspoken and avoided.

  • Naming Names (eBook)


    Naming the powers is not an exercise in generality. And if the appropriate action following the act of naming is to cast a vote, then ipso facto political naming cannot be separated from electoral endorsement. But if a preacher should advise his flock on whom to vote for, would this mean that the Church has sold out to political partisanship?

  • The Bible & the Ballot (eBook)


    How do we relate Christianity to political engagement in Malaysia today? This is the question that we, as part of the community of believers, are trying to answer in this book. It is our conviction that “if Jesus Christ is not Lord of all, He is not Lord at all”. We proclaim the lordship of Jesus over every aspect of life. Therefore, it is important for us to reflect on the relationship between what we confess on Sunday and what is happening in the country every day.