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The Corona Collateral Damage

Glued to the gadget, are you corona -bingeing? Check out in which category you fall into as Charles P. Joseph presents a witty take on the non-stop flood of info bytes on social media

Questions On Suffering, Answers Of Hope

A common refrain in the wake of suffering or natural calamity is Where is God?. In this interview with Lynette Johnson, Neil Vimalkumar says it’s because Man has failed in his responsibility. God can well turn around and ask of…

Living In the midst of COVID

Listen to Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa’s audio message on three ways we can cope in the midst of COVID-19.

Lessons for Life

Vimalkumar in this article, Lessons for Life, highlights how vital it is we do not imitate people for, in the process, we fail to do justice to the call in our own lives. He explains how important it is for…

The Search for Better Performance

Apart from strategy, culture and environment, one of the most important things that anchors us is our character. It is our character that defines who we are and finally the output that we produce. The Gospel of Jesus Christ provides…

How To Develop A Listening Heart?

Lessons from the movie, ‘The Two Popes’ The movie ‘The Two Popes’ focuses on the interaction between Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) and Bergoglio who later becomes Pope Francis. The interaction takes place around the time that Pope Benedict the…

Finding Love In A Hookup Culture

Tinder, Bumble, Scruff, Happn and so the list of online dating apps goes on. Tall, short, fair, dark, young, middle age, the apps seem to give out a wide variety of choices. All one needs to do is swipe right…

The Power and Pull of Stories

We all seem to enjoy and thrive on stories. The deepest convictions of our heart are often formed by stories and reside there in the images and emotions of a story. It’s no wonder Jesus used parables and stories to…

Emancipated to Emancipate- The life of Pandita Ramabai

Pandita Ramabai was born at a time when the treatment of women was not optimistic. After a period of contemplation, and a series of events, Ramabai eventually decided to take the plunge and accept Christ. On the occasion of the…

A Mysterious Safety

Someone told me recently that he wondered if humans only truly ever pray when we are in the midst of despair. Despite creed or confession, is it only when we have no other excuses to offer, no other comfort to…

A New Year’s Postcard to the Virtual World

Dear Virtual World: If 2019 is anything to go by, 2020 will be chaotic, confusing, cloudy, corrupt, contemptuous, crooked, crowded, chancy, challenging, callous, and cruel. And that is just the letter “C.” The question is: How do we resolve and…

The Story of All Stories

Stories allow us easy access to truth. They are able to tell us the most profound truths in a relevant and appealing way. The Christmas story points to the truth about God who transcends the space-time universe coming down for…

In a Rape Infested Culture, Men Should Die!

India is a strange contradiction. On the one hand we worship goddesses, our mothers are treasured, and our nation is personified as feminine. While on the other hand, girls are either killed at birth or aborted.

Joker and our deep desire for recognition

In the movie Joker, Jacob notes the theme of recognition running through the entire plot of the movie. The innate need in each one of us to be seen, heard and loved.

Holding on to Absolutes in a Postmodern World

In the world we live in, we rarely see people seeking the truth. Most people are concerned more about their feelings about a particular issue rather than objective facts about the issue. In this talk, Sam Raju focuses on the…

When Hope Seemed Hopeless

You are beautiful, you are strong and you are worthy – A captivating story shared by Rachel Davis, Operations Manager and Senior Project Analyst for Wellspring International, RZIM. The stories of Usha, a burns survivor and Dr Prema, co-founder of…

Disappointed with God?

Prev 1 of 1 Next Disappointed with God? | Q & A | Ravi Zacharias Is there meaning and purpose in life without God? Can we as human beings come up with our own meaning and cut God out of…

The Festival of Lights and the Dark Night of the Soul

The sounds and the lights declare a hidden hope in every heart for prosperity, blessing and the destruction of evil. Read Neil Vimalkumar’s article on ‘The Festival of Lights and the Dark Night of the Soul’

Why Does God Become Silent At Times?

Have you struggled with the question why does God become silent when you need him the most? Here is an answer by Ravi Zacharias.

Has God Become Irrelevant?

The question, has God become Irrelevant? is like Sherlock asking Watson if Arthur Conan Doyle has become irrelevant. Of course, if Doyle has become irrelevant then Sherlock too will inevitably become irrelevant. In that case, if God becomes irrelevant humans…

The Influence of Christ on Mahatma Gandhi

“The Sermon on the Mount had a deep impact on Mahatma Gandhi. Verses such as ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit’, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’, ‘Blessed are the pure in heart’, ‘Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the…

Is the Bible a Science Stopper?

When it comes to the relationship between the Bible and Science, many people today as well as modern academicians, seem to be of the opinion that Bible and Science are sworn enemies. Perhaps one reason is that Science as an…

Can Prayer Alter God’s Plan?

The question the title of this post poses is one of the more difficult questions regarding the mystery of prayer. While there can be no completely satisfactory answer to the question, there can still be adequately satisfactory answers to it.…

Lessons from the Great Teacher

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Jesus, a great teacher?

The ABCD of transforming society A story is told of Dr Radhakrishnan, after whose birthday we celebrate ‘Teacher’s day’. On one occasion this one time President of our country during his years as a philosophy professor was teaching a class…

The Grand Mystery Of Forgiveness

by Immanuel Ebbie Francis Is Jesus really being practical? Can His teachings be trusted with life and with its consequent practice? Is He downright apathetic to existential case points, by generalizing them with saintly ease without taking into consideration case-specific…

How do we approach work?

by Dr. Rajkumar Songa Dr. Rajkumar Songa is the founder-CEO of the Hyderabad-based Centre for Migration Medicine, which is a visa medical screening centre authorised and overseen by public health and immigration departments of USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New…

Three cheers to Freedom and Secularism

by Tikicus Polepaka On the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day of our country, let us take a fresh look at the concepts of freedom and secularism. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru it was who by his unflinching efforts established and practised…

Friendship Day

In his survey of the most popular and enduring TV series of recent times, Sydney-based writer, Nathan Jolly 1 found that the famous American sitcom Friends which is built around six friends who are always there, with and for each…

[Book Abstract] Forgiveness and Politics: A Critical Appraisal

Forgiveness and politics are often assumed, both ordinarily and academically, to be unrelated and un-relatable. There is, however, an increasing body of literature from various disciplines challenging that assumption, and arguing for the role and rationale of forgiveness in politics.…

The Substance of Fame and Glory

Years ago, a young man at a Bible college tentatively asked: ‘Doesn’t it seem odd that God would desire the praises of His people? Is God attention-starved?’ ‘That seems like a fair objection,’ I countered gently: ‘but what if God…

Business Ethics – An Oxymoron?

  by Nathan Andrews Writing 740 years before Christ, the prophet Isaiah called out the people of his time saying ‘your coins are all counterfeits, your wine watered down’, referring to their cheating and misrepresentation in the marketplace. Amos, Isaiah’s…

Beyond the Boundaries of Science

  by Dr. Latha Christie In today’s post-modern culture of smart-phones and GPS, the millennials struggle with a major shift in thinking—questioning truth claims and denying absolute truth. Amidst this culture, the ultimate questions in life still linger: Where did…

From Father to Fathers

  Yesterday, May 12,  was Mothers’ Day. Social media was flooded with updates on how wonderful mothers are; newspapers carried articles on the indispensability of mothers and motherhood; church services were all about how good and wonderful mothers are. In…

What Next?

Watch Jaden Johnson, a school student, as he asks some insightful questions to Mr. G. J. Manohar, Principal and Correspondent of Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School, Chennai. Mr Manohar is an award-winning teacher and Principal.

The Challenge of Affluence

By Max Jeganathan In one of his lesser known works – ‘How much land does a man need?’ – Leo Tolstoy writes of a Russian peasant farmer named Pahom. Pahom hears of some landowners – the Bashkirs – whom he…

Biblical sexuality vis-a-vis Hookup culture

  The slogan of today’s culture can be reduced to just six single syllable words, ‘if it feels good, do it’. Peter Singer of Princeton University once said, “Sex raises no unique moral issues at all…Decisions about sex may involve…

Boredom and the Meaning of Life

Daniel Thejus (Bobby) says, we are bored with everything under the sun. We are even bored with relationships, work and religion. Learn more.

by Charles Premkumar Joseph Cinnamon Grand it was! My colleague and I were hosted by a loving young Sri Lankan couple with their cricket loving lad (who doted on Dhoni) for a late night dinner in Colombo last month. Conversations,…

Beyond the Grave

We wrestle with many fears on a daily basis: rejection, loneliness, ridicule, failure. However, for most of us, the greatest fear we face is death. What will happen when I die? What awaits me? Will it be good or bad,…

Voting Principles 101 In Ancient India, the practice of choosing a life partner among a list of suitors by a girl of marriageable age was – the Swayamvara. In Sanskrit, ‘Swayam’ translates as ‘Own’ and ‘Vara’ as ‘Boon’ or ‘Choice’.…

Jesus and Judas – An Unlikely Friendship

What exactly was the relationship between Jesus and Judas? Did Jesus merely tolerate Judas or did He do much more?

On Government

by Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa Romans 13:1-7 is one of the most misunderstood, misinterpreted, and misused passages in the whole Bible. But read carefully, it can be mined for the ore vein of great biblical truths about “government”: its identity, its authority,…

Journey into Shadow

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Frodo, the young hobbit, has been given the burden of bearing the one ring of power. It is a ring that has the potential to put all of Middle Earth under terror…

How can an all-loving God send anyone to Hell?

If God was all loving and all powerful, could he not have made a world where all people go to heaven?

Corruption vs Contentment

In this article, Tejdor Tiewsoh says the Gospel of Jesus Christ is neither a prosperity nor a poverty Gospel but it is a Gospel of Contentment.

Time and Eternity

In this article, Neil Vimalkumar helps us get a fresh perspective of time and eternity. No matter what the future holds, there is hope for every one of us.

Is Faith in God Relevant in an Age of Science?

by Balajied Nongrum Many people today believe that life in the universe results from blind and random forces. They consider this a matter of scientific fact, and that belief in God is merely a matter of blind faith. Anglican theologian…

Making melody for the Master

by Augustine Paul  A thing of beauty is a joy forever, said the poet Keats. Music, you will agree, is one such tremendous blessing given to us by our Maker. Now music is an integral part of worship, be it in…

Romancing the Divine

Try Romancing the divine or at least freely indulging in his unceasing unquenchable love. This Romance was never intended to replace your love for your sweetheart.

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