Christianity and Citizenship (eBook)

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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.

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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.

Good theological reflection should always be a dialogue between the Scriptures and the critical issues of the day. It should also be done in community so that in conversation, we see clearer how the Word of God bears on our concerns. Our goal in presenting this series of essays is not merely to deepen our understanding. We also hope they will yield insights for how we ought to live.

This ebook is a compilation of the following essays:

Power and Governance
Jojo M. Fung, SJ

Hands and Feet
Hwa Yue-Yi

Recovering the Unspeakable
Rama Ramanathan

Avoiding the Void
Alwyn Lau

Engage or Escape?
Tee Shern Ren

The Gospel, Sociopolity, and Malaysian Society
Joshua Woo Sze Zeng

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 wyngman.blogspot.com.


Joshua Woo

Joshua Woo Sze Zeng is currently reading theology at Trinity Theological College, Singapore. His writings are posted and referred to at various platforms such as the Singapore Daily, Global Voices Online, reach.gov.sg, the Christian Post Singapore, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs website, Temasek Review, TheMicahMandate.org, and the World Reformed Fellowship website. He blogs at szezeng.blogspot.com.


Soo-Inn Tan

Soo-Inn Tan is a director of Graceworks, a ministry committed to promoting spiritual friendship in church and society. Since 1985, Soo-Inn has been journeying with people through his ministry of preaching/teaching, writing and mentoring. Originally trained as a dentist at the University of Singapore, he answered God’s call to go into full-time church-related ministry in 1981 and obtained his Master of Theology from Regent College, Vancouver, Canada, in 1984. In 2006, he obtained his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, California. Soo-Inn’s primary passions include connecting the Word of God to the struggles of daily life, and the promotion of the discipline of spiritual friendship. He has been a supporter of Arsenal Football Club since 1971 and his favourite movie is Star Wars 4.