Author Archives: Shiao Chong

About Shiao Chong

Editor in Chief of The Banner, official magazine of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC). Formerly CRC Campus Minister serving at York University in Toronto, Canada. (All postings here are my personal opinion and does not necessarily represent the views of the CRC or of The Banner.)

Reconciliation in 3-D


Sermon for my ordination service as Commissioned Pastor in the role of Editor of the Banner, at Fellowship CRC, Nov 27, 2016. Texts: 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Ephesians 2:13-16; Colossians 1:19-20 In St. Patrick’s Cathedral, in Dublin, Ireland, there is a … Continue reading

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Success through the Eyes of Faith


I wish to make it clear here that my vocational transition was more about following Christ’s calling rather than finding greener pastures. This “career move” can easily be made to fit into the world’s narrative of success, as in constantly moving on to bigger and better. But I had always said that I go to (and stay) where I believe God is calling me. Success, in my understanding of Scripture, means, above all, faithfulness to Christ’s call, along with the missional kingdom fruitfulness born of that. Continue reading

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Finding Unity in a Polarized World


I recently wrote a guest editorial in Christian Courier, an independent Canadian Christian newspaper. I chose to write about biblical starting points towards finding unity in the midst of an increasingly polarized world. Here’s an excerpt from my editorial, “Towards … Continue reading

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Cast All Your Anxieties


(When my daughter Bethany – pictured here – graduated from Grade 8 last year, I was asked to deliver the “Parent’s Speech”. This post was that graduation speech I delivered to my daughter’s graduating Grade 8 class of 2015 for … Continue reading

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Faith in a Time of Fear


(Christmas Day Sermon for Kanata Christian Reformed Church Dec. 25, 2015) Texts: Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 2:1-20 Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV) 6 For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. … Continue reading

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Becoming a World Changer


My fifth and final teaching video for now, Becoming a World Changer, lists out five major themes for Christians to be a Christ-centred agent of change. I believe that Christians are called to join in God’s mission to not only “save souls,” so … Continue reading

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God’s Big Story and You


My fourth teaching video, God’s Big Story and You, is my attempt at giving a panoramic summary of the Bible’s grand narrative. I am trying to summarize it into a worldview story that can help us make sense of our world, … Continue reading

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