Category Archives: Beyond The News

Aliens in the Bible

Photo courtesy of Freedigitalphotos Introduction Some decades back, if you believed in the existence of intelligent aliens, you were whacky. Today, if you don’t believe there are intelligent aliens, you are whacky. So who is the crazy one? We have … Continue reading

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Peace for Jews and Palestinians

Photo courtesy of Freedigitalphotos In light of the recent breakdown in peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, it is good to pause and ask if peace is possible. The Issue When peace talks were about to begin, I told … Continue reading

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Gift of the Holy Spirit (Part 1 of 2)

By Philip Tang Introduction The Pentecostal movement is by far the largest religious movement to originate in the United States. Beginning in 1901 with only a handful of students in a Bible School in Topeka, Kansas, the number of Pentecostals … Continue reading

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Gift of the Holy Spirit (Part 2 of 2)

by Philip Tang Introduction The Old Testament prophets predicted that the Spirit of God would be poured forth And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your … Continue reading

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Does Religious Harmony Affect Our Witness?

Preamble When I was in Singapore recently, after a long absence, I noticed my Yahoo Singapore search engine showing “Rony Tan” as the top search topic.  “He must be some local star,” I thought.  It turned out he was the … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson: A Tragedy

Preamble Most of my readers may be aware that I am no fan of Michael Jackson. Yes, like his other non-fans, I find the media coverage of his death an obscene fixation on a life that is wasted. When there … Continue reading

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Abortion: To Kill a Killer

Preamble On May 31, 2009, Dr George Tiller was shot and killed at his church while he served as an usher. By now, you would have heard that it was because he was a doctor famous for performing late-term abortions. … Continue reading

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