Content Page and the contributors of ‘The Bible and the Ballot’

Some friends asked about the topics covered in The Bible and the Ballot: Reflections on Christian Political Engagement in Malaysia Today. Hope this extract from the book’s Content page helps:

Rt Rev Datuk Ng Moon Hing

Joshua Woo

Naming Names: Can Preachers Tell You Whom to Vote For?
Alwyn Lau

Strengthening Democracy in Malaysia: The Need for a Vibrant Public Sphere
Christopher Choong

Vote!: Voting as a Christian Duty
Tan Soo Inn

Vote for Changes: My Decision at This Point in History
Tan Soo Inn

Prayer and Political Consideration: How and What to Pray For?
Joshua Woo

Why Am I Attending Vigils For Dr Jeyakumar and EO6?
Rama Ramanathan

Afterword: Christians: A Blessing to Malaysia?
Sivin Kit

Appendix: Petition by 34 Leaders of the Christian Community in Malaysia

Some friends asked about the contributors to the book. Here’s their information:

Alwyn Lau is a member of Friends in Conversation ( A lecturer in Marketing and Sociology at KDU University-College. He is also pursuing a Ph.D (Arts) at the University of Monash (Sunway). He blogs at

Christopher Choong is a member of Friends in Conversation ( He holds a doctorate in Political Science where his research interest lies in the interaction between religion and politics (with particular reference to Christians in Malaysia). He teaches at a private university and blogs at

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,, the Christian Post Singapore, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs website,, World Reformed Fellowship website, and Australian National University’s New Mandala website. He blogs at

Rama Ramanathan graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1982 and has since worked in factories and in regional roles in operations and quality management. He blogs at

Sivin Kit is a founding member of Friends in Conversation ( and one of the initiators of Micah Mandate ( He served as the pastor of Bangsar Lutheran Church from 2000 to 2010 and has been actively engaged in civil society in Malaysia since 2007. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D in Religion, Ethics and Society at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway. He blogs at

Tan Soo Inn is a member of Friends in Conversation ( He holds a Doctor in Ministry from Fuller Seminary. His doctoral project focused on how one discerns vocation in the context of community. Together with his wife Bernice, Soo Inn directs the works of Graceworks (, a training and publishing consultancy committed to promoting spiritual friendship in church and society.

Posted on January 6, 2012, in Bible, Book, Malaysia, Politics, Society, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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