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Rev. Kortering is a Protestant Reformed minister-on-loan to Singapore. The public media here in Singapore have been enjoying a lively discussion on the relationship between morality and religion. It was prompted by a monograph written by two professors of the National University of Singapore in which they analyzed the responses of citizens in connection with the 1990 Census. People were asked questions about their religious practices. By comparing these answers with the ones of the census of 1980, the government learned what changes had taken place. They learned that Christianity had made the greatest gains—45,000 new adherents, making up 12.5%...

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Rev. Kortering is a Protestant Reformed minister-on-loan to Singapore. When we first arrived in Singapore, it became evident to me rather quickly that I could not just open my file of sermons which were preached over the past thirty some years and use them here. Interestingly, I find the same thing now in reverse: when we visit in the States on holiday, it is not easy to use sermons written for Singapore to preach there. Though for the most part things are the same, it is in the application of the message that things are quite different. I well recall...

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