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Science and Religion, is there really a contradiction?

The world seems to be divided into a religious camp and a scientific camp. But is there really such a dichotomy? Do we have to choose one over the other or can it coexist well together? In this talk, Neil…

The (Other) Allegory of the Cave

The story of the twelve Thai boys in the cave, which gripped the attention and held the breath of the world for over a fortnight, has, thankfully, ended happily. One is quite aware that this real-life story, as all such…

Where are the Men?

They slayed it! And that, in style! 16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able…

A Gentle Philosophy of Success

In the modern world, people are driven by the need to Succeed. How do we define a successful person? Does success lie only in the hands of an individual? Can a person be successful in all areas of life? These…

Starting Well

Why is it important to start well? What are some essential tools we need to start well? In this video, Neil Vimalkumar B. looks at some important aspects of starting well and a few tools we can use before we…

Questions & Answers

In this video, we look at some of the frequently asked questions which many of us grapple with. Does God really hear our prayers? How can I know God’s will for my life? Is it easy to have a father…

Sleep and Slumber

  by Jill Carattini It is commendable that the city that never sleeps is at least taking naps. MetroNaps, a New York company that was founded in 2003 and tested at Carnegie Mellon University, provides a chance for over-worked employees,…

Mum’s The Word!

  By Lynette Johnson She was five months into her pregnancy when she was warned that she was at a high risk of losing her baby. On the doctor’s advice this young and brave mother, agreed to spend 24 hours…

Video Games Distort our Perception of Reality

Video games can blur the lines between the virtual world and the real world. Playing out one’s fantasies over and over again in the virtual world will inevitably bleed into the real world. In this talk, Jacob Cheriyan looks at…

Cults: Another Gospel?

Cultic tendency within Christianity is not something new; it has been there since the first century, perhaps, because by nature, human beings have the tendency to deviate from the truth. The word ‘Cult’ is so loosely thrown around, particularly in…

Jesus, the ultimate scapegoat

  I went to my psychiatrist to be psychoanalyzed To find out why I killed the cat and blacked my husband’s eyes. He laid me on a downy couch to see what he could find, And here is what he…

Disappointment and God

by Ravi Zacharias I struggled as a teenager growing up in Delhi. Failure was writ large on my life. My dad basically looked at me and said, “You know, you’re going to be a huge embarrassment to the family—one failure…

Irrefutable: Jesus’ Resurrection

  If the resurrection is true and Jesus did indeed rise from the dead, then it changes everything. What is life, who is God and how do I look at life and death will all be radically redefined in the…

Jesus and Judas – An Unlikely Friendship

  What exactly was the relationship between Jesus and Judas? Did Jesus merely tolerate Jesus or did He do much more? In this audio, Dr Daniel Thejus tells us how this unlikely friendship can teach us valuable lessons about love…

The Big B!

  by John Ravindran Jesus Christ while explaining the cost of Discipleship gives this illustration of a person sitting down, counting the cost before he even lays the foundation of a tower (Luke 14:28). We read about the planning, raising…

Social Media and The Quest for Identity

  The Episode ‘Nosedive’ from the series Black mirror shows us a dystopian world where everything is governed by a person’s ratings on social media. In this world social media ratings have become the basic currency. A person’s salary, housing,…

Finding God’s Will

  Life is full of decisions and each one of us wants to know how to make the right one. How can we discern the will of God? What are some of the parameters to know what is beneficial and…

Generous Giving, A Way of Life

  Christian giving is  given a lot of importance in the New Testament. Apostle Paul saw the grace of giving as a core part of what it means for us to be Christians. Chris Wright1 asserts that Paul ‘gives more…

The Forgotten Heartbeat

  by Abhishek Shibu It’s a cold February morning as I get ready for yet another day in the lab.  Open the door; a step outside; deep breath and it hits me, ‘Love is in the air’; or maybe it’s…

When Fetters Fall

  Freedom is part and parcel of the good news of Jesus Christ: “For freedom Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1). Christ sets His people free, first, from the evil one, the devil himself. For many moderns, this is no doubt an…

Making a Case for the Body

  Christianity is not the most “flashy” of religions; but it is the most “fleshy.” The Christian faith does not consider the material world as inherently evil. In fact, it considers the goodness of the material world, including the human…

New Beginnings

  I’m reminded of the lyrics of a song, ‘closing time, every new beginning is another new beginning’s end.’ Even before we have realised it we have come to the end of a year and the new year is here.…

Born a King

  By Seline Augustine A Christmas season not many years ago we were privileged to sing in church the J. W. Peterson cantata, Born a King. On that Christmas long ago, Silver stars were all aglow, Angels came to earth…

Christmas is Inner-Engineering

Christmas is inner engineering. It is the change that each human needs to become the best he or she can be. This cannot be done by ourselves. We all need a saviour. The Christmas story tells us of the birth…

A Prayer to Commit

An Overview As human beings often we fail to keep the commitments we make. We all desire to keep to our commitments but we find ourselves falling short. This is especially true in our commitment to our Lord and saviour.…

It isn’t Christmas till it happens in the heart

  By Thomas Skaria Sometimes the glamour of Christmas can prevent us from seeing the real meaning of Christmas. The real meaning of Christmas is to do with  Jesus who was born 2000 years ago. He is the much-needed saviour.…

The Uniqueness of Christ (Part 2)

  By Ravi Zacharias The life and death of Jesus Christ provides us with a worldview that no other worldview can offer. It is absolutely unique. It first gives us a strong framework for moral reasoning, it shows us the…

Surprised by Suffering

  By Dr Balajied Nongrum How can a good God allow evil and suffering in this world? If God is all powerful and all loving, why can’t he eradicate suffering completely? In this talk Dr Balajied Nongrum shows us four…

From Great to Good

  By Stuart McAllister In an age when success is measured in terms of the wealth you possess or the position you are in, Stuart McAllister challenges us from a Biblical perspective. The Bible redefines the popular notions of success…

The Sting of Death

  By Jill Carattini Researchers not long ago professed to have come up with a questionnaire that could measure a person’s chances of dying within the next four years. According to one of the designers, the test reported to be…

Agnus Dei – On the Altar of Love

  The Urban Dictionary is a resource that I’m frequenting ever so often these days. In one of my recent visits, I chanced upon the phrase, “Sacrificing the Lamb”. Ever wondered what it could mean? Tada… Meaning: “Act of cutting…

Uniqueness of Christ

By Ravi Zacharias Do all paths lead to God? Why choose one worldview over another? Every worldview claims exclusivity in one way or the other. There is no all inclusive Truth, the question is which exclusive worldview corresponds to reality.…

Echoes of Truth

  By Abhishek Shibu What is it about musicians that make them impervious to the conventions of life? How is it that raw passion denies all established laws even at the peril of being ostracised? Not just a blatant disregard…

Endurance

  By Margaret Manning It is a task performed with repetitive motion, often in the heat of the day for hours and hours. It is carried out despite its monotonous nature, regardless of the blisters that form on delicate skin…

No Porn, Please!

  Sex. The three letter word can be a blessing and a curse. It could remain a blessing if it is merely used but when abused it turns into a demon. We are told that, the more open we are about…

Beyond the Visible

Winters, in the north-eastern part of India, especially Shillong where I live, can be bitingly cold, and more so when it rains. One year, the winter was particularly wet, and for weeks on end there seemed no respite from the…

Called to be Nation Builders

  The Bible says that we are called to be salt and light in the world. In this talk, Tejdor Tiewsoh looks into the roles and responsibility of a Christian in building a nation. He proposes three central Ideas. The…

Jesus Restores Justice

How Justice can be used to Build rather than Break people As teachers, my wife and I were constantly in situations that required fast track judgements. There have been instances when even after a long and arduous process of interviews…

The Powers That Bind Us

  In this video Jacob Cheriyan starts with a conversation he had with three people who tried to give different reasons for why they felt they were in bondage. Jacob states that the powers we give ourselves have the potential…

In Pursuit of Justice

  A story is told of Diogenes, the Greek philosopher, who was famous for two things. First, it is rumored that he lived in a bathtub and took it with him wherever he went. And second, he possessed a lamp.…

Our Search for Freedom

  (By Stuart McAllister) Why do we feel alienated and restless in the world we live in? This bondage is expressed in many art forms like movies, music and novels. We seem to always be searching for true and lasting…

God is Just, When Life Seems Unfair

  (By Dr Latha Christie) Life is not always fair and when unfairness strikes, a question begins to haunt us: “Is God fair?” This pierces us to the core and leaves us at a complete loss. We feel that it…

The idea of freedom resonates with the idea of release — to be free. It has been 70 years since India became independent. The shackles of the British Raj fell. We have achieved release in one very important sense. However,…

We are all wired differently, aren’t we? Some of us are the intellectual types and some emotional, some are action-driven and so on. In my pursuit of God, I confess I am inclined to loving with all my mind and…

Dil Ki Azadi

In order to enjoy true freedom the problem of the heart needs to be resolved. All is not well within us. The Bible says that we are slaves to sin. But there is a hope, Jesus Christ is our hope.…

Addressing Questions on Freedom

  by Ravi Zacharias & Os Guinness Is Freedom unlimited? What are the challenges to freedom in a complex globalised world? In this video Os Guinness and Ravi Zacharias address important questions asked by people of varying age groups and…

The Challenge to Human Freedom

Author and Speaker Os Guinness articulates the challenges to freedom faced by nations around the globe. Sustainable freedom seems like an almost impossible goal. In many nations freedom for one group of people is tyranny for another. How do we…

by Dr. Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa There are at least four kinds of freedoms that God grants us humans: The freedom of ability, boundary, conscience, and duty. Call them the ABCD of freedom. In the first place, there is the freedom of ability. If God makes…

by Dr. Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa My wife, Ono, is someone who has been through quite a bit of physical distress and lives with some measure of disability. In one of her old Bibles is a fading scrawl that she made…

The Discipline of Prayer

  Prayer is relational. The primary purpose of prayer is not to make God do what we want him to,  but rather it is to build an intimate relationship with Him. Oswald Chambers says that the point of prayer is…

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