OUR COLUMNISTS

Rama Ramanathan

Rama Ramanathan

Rama came to BLC with his wife, Joyce, in 2008. After working in industry for over 3 decades, he retired in 2014 as a senior quality executive. Since then, he’s focused on researching, writing, and catalysing social reforms. He’s passionate about representative democracy, enforced disappearances and deaths in custody. He’s the spokesperson for CAGED, Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances.

Soo Choo

Lee Soo Choo

Soo Choo is a pilgrim on the way, learning to ‘walk with two feet of love’, striving to be at the place where her deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet. Currently a newbie spiritual companion, sky-watcher and moment-maker, finding her way home.

Meera Mahadevan

Meera Mahadevan

Meera is a nomad at heart and a curious learner, always on the go, exploring and discovering. Travels and ministry have led her to live and work in Europe, East Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Since early childhood, she’s sought always to respond to the movement of God’s Spirit in the world. Her journey has taken her from the corporate world to the mission frontier.

Vanessa Ting

Vanessa Ting

Vanessa is, variously, from Sarawak, a pharmacist, and a lit major. She, also variously, needs to rein in a book-buying habit, likes looking for small things that grow, handles an Instagram account for a stray cat (@mrtmayau), and juggles vegetarianism with a fondness for pork belly. She reads more than she writes, and in this season, finds herself closest to God as she embarks on a nightly prayer routine with a toddler. 

Mei Li

Mei Li

Mei Li has been an educator, a copywriter, a brand manager, a caterpillar caregiver and food service worker – although not in that order. When she is not unwinding with watercolours or cooking experiments, you can find her speedwatching Netflix (if it’s not running at 1.5x, you are wasting precious time). A bit of a nyctophiliac, she treasures the quiet renewing comfort of the night, whether through Compline or a post-dinner stroll in the neighbourhood, catcalling slightly irritated local felines.

Calvin Woo

Calvin Woo

Calvin is from Muar, Johor and takes his love for spicy food seriously. Whenever he has the chance, he would spend time in nature to admire our Lord’s masterpiece, and to soak in His presence. He enjoys time reflecting on various aspects of life, usually accompanied by a pot of Oolong and his favourite playlist.

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Jern-Yi

Jern is a home-based piano educator in KL. She is currently on a faith and music deconstruction/reconstruction journey, and is always busy learning, re-learning and unlearning. She likes black cats, lyrical prose, and fermentation. She is never without a food craving and can often be found with a book in hand or binge-watching Netflix. Her favourite musicians are Jacob Collier and Joshua Long, the latter to whom she is married.

John Cheah

John Cheah

John has been part of the BLC family since 2003. He worships at BLC with his wife Su Shen and 3 kids. He is a banker by profession, working in the area of Financial Crime Compliance providing advisory services and training in Anti-Money Laundering to his fellow bankers. He dabbles in public speaking in his free time and is part of the Lay Preaching Ministry of the Lutheran Church in Malaysia (LCM). 
He maintains a page in Facebook called John Cheah, and blogs at www.johncheah.my where he writes about things he is passionate about: learning and teaching, and various related topics. He enjoys reading books, playing board games (with his family) and reading board game rule books as part of his long term hobby interests.
Tammy Lam

Tammy Lam

Tammy joined BLC in 2018. She has retired from legal practice and is currently a caregiver to her mother. After years of pursuing the law, she is surprised by Grace. A seeker of truth, meaning and purpose of life.