“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.”

If you asked random people on the street, they would be hard pressed to name a job that requires them to be more two-faced than lawyers. But I seem to have stumbled upon one.


First, this work seems too worldly. Second, I am skirting the Machiavellian. Third, I don’t buy into the Westphalian order.

[On behalf of Shepherds II, I delivered this address on 10 June 2018 at this year’s first 1Cor12 event ‘Pray, Praise, & Play’. For records, the text below is an edited version of my script.] Hi everyone, thank you for coming for our first 1Cor12 event of this year. My name is Melvyn, and I’m […]

Memories get embedded in songs. For me, Michael Buble’s Everything reminds me of existential MSN conversations that my secondary school friends and I had while waiting for DOTA to begin. Hillsong’s Sinking Deep recalls my struggle to immerse myself in God’s presence as I walked from Bras Basah MRT to Fortune Centre before the deluge […]

I watched The Freedom Writers (2007) last night at Caritas’ Faith on Film event. It evoked powerful emotions in me; I found myself tearing at multiple points. But amidst all the sentimentality, the emotion that struck me the most was resentment. For a good first half or even two-thirds of the film, I felt bitter. […]