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Jacob Cheriyan

“I want to entertain people, but with some substance” Thoughts from the Life and Work of Irrfan Khan

The Death of the actor Irrfan Khan has touched a deep chord in the life of many around the world.…

A Cause for a Pause

A Cause for a Pause

Jacob Cheriyan illustrates with a popular ad the need for taking a break. We are called to take a break,…

The Crippling Effects of Failure

The Crippling Effects of Failure

Jacob Cheriyan tells us that we find it difficult to face failure because we base our identity on the success…

Does Freedom Need Sacrifice?

Does Freedom need Sacrifice

In this Indian Independence Day message, Jacob Cheriyan captures all facets of freedom. He then goes on to explain how…

How important is Friendship

Jacob Cheriyan quotes different verses and stories from the Bible to show the true value of friendship.To enjoy the richness…

I Left My Wife and Children

I have always wanted to study theology, but the opportunity to study it came quite late in life. This meant…

RCCA Online Course – October 2020 | RZIM India

On the lookout for a premier online course in #Christian #Apologetics? Your search ends here. Click here: http://bit.ly/rccaonline RZIM Centre…

Responding to Crisis - Jacob Cheriyan

Responding to Crisis

Description: There are many ways by which people respond to crisis in their lives. But these situations can actually point…

Marching to a Different Drummer – Part 2 | Ravi Zacharias | Vintage Ravi | RZIM India

This is the concluding part of the Marching to a Different Drummer talk presented by Ravi Zacharias at Calcutta in…

Marching to a Different Drummer | Ravi Zacharias | Vintage Ravi | RZIM India

In this part 1 of the two-part series titled Marching to a Different Drummer by Ravi Zacharias at the National…

Jesus, a Great Teacher?

The ABCD of transforming society A story is told of Dr Radhakrishnan, after whose birthday we celebrate ‘Teachers’ day’. On…

Will I see my dog (pet) in heaven?

Last week a friend of mine had called to ask me a question that his daughter was grappling with. Apparently…

Where is God When it Hurts? – Part 2 | Ravi Zacharias | Vintage Ravi | RZIM India

Are we living in a world where there is no clear line between good and evil? What is ultimate reality…

Where is God When it Hurts? – Part 1 | Ravi Zacharias Vintage Ravi | RZIM India

Who will explain the mystery of the problem of evil and suffering? Where do we ground morality? Listen to Ravi…

For a Nation to Survive

In any social or political context, there are different foundations and visions of how a nation and a people can…

Stronger to Serve: Living Ravi Zacharias’s Legacy | Ministry Report | RZIM India

Though grief-stricken by the passing on of Ravi-ji, RZIM surges ahead with unwavering focus. A montage of the thanksgiving meets…

Science, Faith & Covid 19 Full Video | Dr Balajied & Dr Fazale Rana | Conversations That Count 2

This season in “Conversations that Count” watch Dr Balajied Nongrum, Speaker and Trainer, RZIM, interview Dr Fazale Rana, Vice-President, Research…

What is the Message of the Bible to a Hurting World? | Dr Balajied & Dr Fazale Rana | CTC 2

The world resounds with opinions on human suffering by people from different world views. In “Science, Faith & COVID-19” Dr…

What is Man’s Connect to the Physical World? | Dr Balajied & Dr Fazale Rana | CTC 2

“What is man’s connect to the physical world?” Watch Dr Fazale Rana respond to Dr Balajied Nongrum’s question in the…

Did God Allow This Pandemic to Show His Majesty? | Dr Balajied & Dr Fazale Rana | CTC 2

Question: Does God allow pandemics like this only to show his majesty? Does he have to kill lakhs of people? …

Is This Pandemic God’s Judgement Upon Humankind? | Dr Balajied & Dr Fazale Rana | CTC 2

Dr Fazale Rana responds to questions raised by many during this pandemic, “Where is God in the midst of this…

Why Would a Good God Create Viruses & Bacteria? | Dr Balajied & Dr Fazale Rana | CTC 2

Dr Fazale Rana answers an important question, “Why would a good God create viruses & bacteria or disease-causing viruses at…

Science, Faith & COVID 19 – Part 3 | Dr Balajied & Dr Fazale Rana | Conversations that Count 2

Dr Fazale Rana elucidates the role the Bible played in giving birth to Science. Watch the interview of Dr Fazale…

Impacting a Generation – My Personal Reflections in Honour of Ravi Zacharias

In our lifetime, we meet many different people. Some of them leave a lasting impression but very few leave an…

Science, Faith & COVID 19 – Part 2 | Dr Balajied & Dr Fazale Rana | Conversations that Count 2

Question: Are Religion and Science sworn enemies? Dr Fazale Rana expounds the truth with clarity in today’s “Science, Faith &…

Science, Faith & COVID 19 – Part 1 | Dr Balajied & Dr Fazale Rana | Conversations that Count 2

This season in “Conversations that Count” Dr Balajied Nongrum, Speaker and Trainer, RZIM, interviews Dr Fazale Rana, Vice-President, Research &…

Sam Raju, Speaker and Trainer RZIM India | Reminiscing About Ravi – Tributes from the India Team

At a time when reason took a back seat in our public debates, morality was questioned and truth relativized, Ravi…

Aniu Reminiscing About Ravi Zacharias

Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa, Speaker and Trainer, RZIM, salutes Ravi Zacharias for using apologetics not to win arguments, but to win…

Jacob Cheriyan | Speaker & Trainer, RZIM India | Reminiscing About Ravi – Tributes from India Team

Jacob Cherian pays homage to Ravi Zacharias with a quick overview of Ravi’s book, Jesus Among Secular Gods, and highlights…

Treasured Memories… of Ravi Zacharias

It was such a great privilege for me to become a part of RZIM Life Focus Society in the year…

Empathetic Education, Empathetic Indians

Reports of police killing civilians, public pelting stones at doctors, ending rent contracts, and other heartless acts sadly reflect the…

Tejdor Tiewsoh, Speaker & Trainer, RZIM India | Reminiscing About Ravi – Tributes from India Team

Tejdor Tiewsoh, Speaker and Trainer, RZIM India, pays tribute to Ravi Zacharias, his leader, mentor and hero of faith –…

What is Really Real? - Part 2

What is Really Real? – Part 2 | Ravi Zacharias

What is real out there? What’s ultimately real? The yearning of the human heart goes beyond the stomach. Ravi Zacharias,…

What is Really Real? – Part 1

What is real out there? What’s ultimately real? Ravi Zacharias, in his address at the RZIM National Conference held in…

Neil Vimalkumar, Speaker & Trainer | Reminiscing about Ravi – Tributes from India Team | RZIM India

Neil Vimalkumar, Speaker and Trainer, RZIM, recalls Ravi Zacharias as a person-oriented minister, a true-blue evangelist and a great man…

Atheism, Grief & God | Sam Raju & Dr JP Moreland | Conversations That Count FULL VIDEO | RZIM India

Watch the new series as RZIM Speakers direct the spotlight on issues relevant to our faith and hence on to…

Calvin & Daughters | Reminiscing about Ravi – Tributes from the India Team | RZIM India

Calvin, a well-wisher of RZIM, along with his young daughters, salutes Ravi Zacharias, much acclaimed for his quotable quotes. #ReminiscingAboutRavi…

Thomas Skaria, Senior Operations Manager, RZIM | Reminiscing about Ravi: Tributes from India Team

Thomas Skaria, Senior Operations Manager, RZIM, brings alive Ravi-ji’s penchant for fun, food and fellowship.

Nathan Andrews, Vice-Chairman, RZIM LFS Board | Reminiscing about Ravi: Tributes from the India Team

Nathan Andrews, Vice-chairman, RZIM LFS board, goes down nostalgia lane as he pays tribute to Ravi Zacharias.

Shalini Manohar – COO | Reminiscing about Ravi – Tributes from the India Team

Shalini Manohar, COO, RZIM, encapsulates the hallmark traits and incomparable virtues of Ravi Zacharias into an acronym, GPS.

Understanding Your Calling – Running From God, Running To God – Part 2

The greatest pleasure of an evangelist is to talk about the grace of God to other people. We should not…

Understanding Your Calling – Running From God, Running To God – Part 1

A job is something that you choose. A calling is something for which you are chosen, says Ravi Zacharias in…

Understanding Your Calling – Part II

“Prayer is not trying to change the will of God but a process of allowing God to condition our heart…

Celebrating the Life of Ravi | Shanthi Thomas | RZIM India

A Kingdom Stalwart

Celebrating the Life of Ravi Zacharias | Shanthi Thomas – Chairperson | RZIM India He was India’s gift to the…

Obituary: Ravi Zacharias

When Ravi Zacharias was a cricket-loving boy on the streets of India, his mother called him in to meet the…

Ravi Zacharias, Now with Jesus

On January 4, my dad recited a stanza from this hymn from the late Richard Baxter (1615-1691):  “Lord, it belongs…

Re-visiting the Ravi Story

Walking from East to West and to the Rest of the World (Adapted from the introduction given by Shalini Manohar…

Understanding Your Calling

A calling is something that God places on a person. God equips the person and gives him the necessary tools.…

Liquor & Lockdown - RZIM

Liquor & Lockdown

With the staggered lifting of the lockdown, there seems to be a spirit of celebration (pun intended) with the resumption…

The Divine Hiddenness of God

Max Jeganathan in his talks says many times, we might not see God’s work very visibly. He might seem distant…

FAQ’s on

FAQ’s on Psychological Health and Christians

The question of mental health is a very pertinent one. The world is becoming more aware of the effects of…

Christ is Risen

Evidence that Jesus rose from the dead is overwhelming. Mary was not the only one who had a personal encounter…

The Last Words Of A Dying Man

The Last Words Of A Dying Man

The death of Jesus Christ on a Roman cross two thousand years ago continues to inspire people irrespective of their…

Candle In The Dark

Candle In The Dark

Holding out a candle light to affirm solidarity against the darkness brought by coronavirus is symbolic of hope and change.…

Timeout To Reset Life-Goals

Timeout To Reset Life-Goals

During this trying stay-at-home time, maybe we should take stock of our lives and do course correction, if need be,…

What do you want...to give up

What Do You Want…to Give Up?

Even as the season of Lent draws to a close, Neil Vimalkumar invites us to take our prayer life seriously.…

Faith, not fear, amid Covid

Faith, not fear, amid Covid

In dark times like this, how can you and I be a light in this world? RZIM itinerant Tejdor Tiewsoh…

The Corona Collateral Damage

The Corona Collateral Damage

Glued to the gadget, are you corona -bingeing? Check out in which category you fall into as Charles P. Joseph…

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…

Living in the midst of COVID

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.

You are unique, don’t give in to peer pressure

Lessons for Life

Vimalkumar in this article, Lessons for Life, highlights how vital it is we do not imitate people for, in the…

The search for better performance

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…

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…

Finding love in a hookup culture

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…

The Power and Pull of Stories

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…

Emancipated to Emancipate- The life of Pandita Ramabai

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,…

A Mysterious Safety

A Mysterious Safety

Someone told me recently that he wondered if humans only truly ever pray when we are in the midst of…

A New Year’s Postcard to the Virtual World

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,…

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…

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…

Joker Image

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…

Holding on to Absolutes in a Postmodern World

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…

When Hope Seemed Hopeless

When Hope Seemed Hopeless

You are beautiful, you are strong and you are worthy – A captivating story shared by Rachel Davis, Operations Manager…

Disappointed with God?

Disappointed with God?

Prev 1 of 1 Next Disappointed with God? | Q & A | Ravi Zacharias Is there meaning and purpose…
The Festival of Lights and the Dark Night of the Soul

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.…

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…
Why do people give up on Christianity?

Has God Become Irrelevant?

The question, has God become Irrelevant? is like Sherlock asking Watson if Arthur Conan Doyle has become irrelevant. Of course,…
The Influence of Christ on Mahatma Gandhi

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…

Is the Bible a Science Stopper?

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…

Can Prayer Alter God's Plan?

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.…

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 ‘Teachers’ day’. On…

The Grand Mystery Of Forgiveness

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…

How do we approach work?

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…

Three Cheers to Freedom & Secularism

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…

friendship-day RZIM India Blog

Friendship Day

In his survey of the most popular and enduring TV series of recent times, Sydney-based writer, Nathan Jolly 1 found…

Frogiveness, Politics and Critical Appraisal

[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…

The Substance of Fame and Glory

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…

Business Ethics on Oxymoron - Article

Business Ethics – An Oxymoron?

  by Nathan Andrews Writing 740 years before Christ, the prophet Isaiah called out the people of his time saying…

Beyond the Boundaries of Science - Article

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…

From Father to Fathers - Article

From Father to Fathers

  Yesterday, May 12,  was Mothers’ Day. Social media was flooded with updates on how wonderful mothers are; newspapers carried…

What Next? - Video Interview

What Next?

Watch Jaden Johnson, a school student, as he asks some insightful questions to Mr. G. J. Manohar, Principal and Correspondent…

The Challenge of Affluence - Article

The Challenge of Affluence

By Max Jeganathan In one of his lesser known works – ‘How much land does a man need?’ – Leo…

Biblical Sexuality vis-a-vis Hookup culture - Article

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…

Boredom & the Meaning of Life - Article

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…

The Sting of Death Strikes Sri Lanka Again

by Charles Premkumar Joseph Cinnamon Grand it was! My colleague and I were hosted by a loving young Sri Lankan…

Beyond the Grave

Beyond the Grave

We wrestle with many fears on a daily basis: rejection, loneliness, ridicule, failure. However, for most of us, the greatest…

Key Voting Principles

  Voting Principles 101 In Ancient India, the practice of choosing a life partner among a list of suitors by…

Jesus and Judas - An Unlikely Friendship

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 - RZIM

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…

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…

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…

Corruption vs Contentment

Corruption vs Contentment

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

Time and Eternity

Time and Eternity

In this article, Neil Vimalkumar helps us get a fresh perspective of time and eternity. No matter what the future…

Is Faith in God Relevant in an Age of Science?

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…

Making melody for the Master

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…

Romancing the divine

Romancing the Divine

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

When Fetters Fall

Freedom is part and parcel of the good news of Jesus Christ: “For freedom Christ has set us free” (Galatians…

Making Social Media Useful (Again?)

Check what Social Media makes you think of yourself and others. If you are often upset or angry after interacting,…

The Anatomy of Faith, Ravi Zacharias

The Anatomy of Faith, Running the Greatest Race of All

by Ravi Zacharias We are all running a race, but the greatest race that we can run is in the…

Living the Grateful Life

Living the Grateful Life

by Jacob Cheriyan The mother looked sternly at 5-year-old Priya and said, “Priya, what are you supposed to say when…

In the Pursuit of Truth

In the Pursuit of Truth

by Thomas Skaria In ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’, an American biographical drama film based on the entrepreneur Chris Gardner, the…

Whom do we belong to?

Whom do we belong to?

by Neil Vimalkumar B How do we look at the person of Jesus Christ? Whom did He claim Himself to…

understanding lgbtq community

Understanding the LGBTQ Community: An attempt

  By Charles Joseph Understanding the complex nuances of the LGBTQ community is very important before we engage with the…

Getting a glimpse of God

Getting a Glimpse of God

  By Charles Joseph In this video, Charles Joseph says kings will come and kings will go, leaders will come…

Who is your true king review of bahubali 2

Who is your True king? A Review of Bahubali 2

  by Jacob Cheriyan The movie Bahubali 2 is not just an entertaining film but can help reveal profound insights…

Witness in Marketplace

Witness in Marketplace

  Musicians, politicians, lawyers and sport stars should not just leave their jobs because it gets to be difficult to…

Taking sides on suicide

Taking Sides on Suicide

  by Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa Suicide is the deliberate and voluntary taking of one’s own life. Suicide or attempted suicide…

Q and A Session Spiritual Journey and Discipline

Q&A Session on Spiritual Journey and Disciplines

  with Stuart McAllister, Abdu Murray and Ravi Zacharias How do we battle with the increasing pressures at the workplace…

Evil and Suffering in God's Good World

Evil and Suffering in God’s Good World

  by Dr Daniel Thejus (Bobby) Evil, the Price to be Free Suffering is when a bomb blast results in…

Where can I find god

Where Can I Find God?

  by Neil VimalKumar B The Bible presents Jesus as not just the message from God, but as the message…

Lessons from History, unlikely heroes

Lessons from History, Unlikely Heroes

  by Charles Premkumar Joseph The people who have made the greatest impact in the world are the people who…

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence – Machines Made In Our Own Image!

  by Biju George A professor of religion recently gave a very strange classroom assignment to his students. He told…

A life well lived so that others may live well

A life well lived so that others may live well

  by Daniel Thejus (Bobby) What defines your life? Does profit, power or hunger define your character? Are your ambitions…

Pandita Ramabai

Emancipated to Emancipate – Pandita Ramabai

Pandita Ramabai was born in Karnataka at a time when the treatment of women in India was not very optimistic.…

Learning to live with conviction

Learning to Live with Conviction

A couple of years ago, a bishop of Uganda while commenting about the nature of faith that his people, the…

Science and Religion RZIM India

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…

A Cavern Evening

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…

Where are the man like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednigo

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…

A Gentle Philosophy of Success

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…

Starting Well

Starting Well

Why is it important to start well? What are some essential tools we need to start well? In this video,…

Questions & Answers

In this video, we look at some of the frequently asked questions which many of us grapple with. Does God…

sleep and slumber

Sleep and Slumber

  by Jill Carattini It is commendable that the city that never sleeps is at least taking naps. MetroNaps, a…

Mum's the word

Mum’s The Word!

  By Lynette Johnson She was five months into her pregnancy when she was warned that she was at a…

Video Games Distort our Perception of Reality

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…

Cults Another Gospel

Cults: Another Gospel?

Cultic tendency within Christianity is not something new; it has been there since the first century, perhaps, because by nature,…

Jesus the ultimate scapegoat

Jesus, the ultimate scapegoat

  I went to my psychiatrist to be psychoanalyzed To find out why I killed the cat and blacked my…

Disappointment and God Ravi Zacharias

Disappointment and God

by Ravi Zacharias I struggled as a teenager growing up in Delhi. Failure was writ large on my life. My…

Irrefutable: Jesus’ Resurrection

Irrefutable: Jesus’ Resurrection

  If the resurrection is true and Jesus did indeed rise from the dead, then it changes everything. What is…

Jesus and Judas - An unlikely friendship

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…

The Big B

The Big B!

  by John Ravindran Jesus Christ while explaining the cost of Discipleship gives this illustration of a person sitting down,…

Social media and the quest for identity

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…

Finding Gods will

Finding God’s Will

  Life is full of decisions and each one of us wants to know how to make the right one.…

Generous Giving

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…

The Forgotten Heartbeat

The Forgotten Heartbeat

  by Abhishek Shibu It’s a cold February morning as I get ready for yet another day in the lab. …

When Fetters Fall

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…

Making a case for the body

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…

New Year Resolution

New Beginnings

  I’m reminded of the lyrics of a song, ‘closing time, every new beginning is another new beginning’s end.’ Even…

Jesus is the only one born as a king

Born a King

  By Seline Augustine A Christmas season not many years ago we were privileged to sing in church the J.…

As children of God we are called to resemble our maker

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 committed to God

A Prayer to Commit

An Overview As human beings often we fail to keep the commitments we make. We all desire to keep to…

Is Christmas all about just cakes and Santa Claus?

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…

Dr Ravi Zacharias Uniqueness of Christ

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…

God's love

Surprised by Suffering

  By Dr Balajied Nongrum How can a good God allow evil and suffering in this world? If God is…

Great to Good

From Great to Good

  By Stuart McAllister In an age when success is measured in terms of the wealth you possess or the…

Death is not really the last word in life - Jill Carattini

The Sting of Death

  By Jill Carattini Researchers not long ago professed to have come up with a questionnaire that could measure a…

Love is what God eternally is

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…

Uniqueness of Christ - by Dr. Ravi Zacharias

Uniqueness of Christ

By Ravi Zacharias Do all paths lead to God? Why choose one worldview over another? Every worldview claims exclusivity in…

Music - RZIM India

Echoes of Truth

  By Abhishek Shibu What is it about musicians that make them impervious to the conventions of life? How is…

Endurance By Margaret Manning

Endurance

  By Margaret Manning It is a task performed with repetitive motion, often in the heat of the day for…

Porn? No Thank You

No Porn, Please!

  Sex. The three letter word can be a blessing and a curse. It could remain a blessing if it is…

tea plantation

Beyond the Visible

Winters, in the north-eastern part of India, especially Shillong where I live, can be bitingly cold, and more so when…

Call to be nation builders

Called to be Nation Builders

  The Bible says that we are called to be salt and light in the world. In this talk, Tejdor…

Jesus Restores Justice

Jesus Restores Justice

How Justice can be used to Build rather than Break people As teachers, my wife and I were constantly in…

The Powers That Bind Us - by Jacob Cheriyan

The Powers That Bind Us

  In this video Jacob Cheriyan starts with a conversation he had with three people who tried to give different…

justice balajied nongrum

In Pursuit of Justice

  A story is told of Diogenes, the Greek philosopher, who was famous for two things.[1] First, it is rumored…

Search for Freedom Stuart McAllister

Our Search for Freedom

  (By Stuart McAllister) Why do we feel alienated and restless in the world we live in? This bondage is…

God is fair

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:…

Seventy Years Of Freedom?

The idea of freedom resonates with the idea of release — to be free. It has been 70 years since…

Methods or Messiah

We are all wired differently, aren’t we? Some of us are the intellectual types and some emotional, some are action-driven…

freedom to make a choice is a gift

Dil Ki Azadi

In order to enjoy true freedom the problem of the heart needs to be resolved. All is not well within…

Can secularism give a strong foundation

Addressing Questions on Freedom

  by Ravi Zacharias & Os Guinness Is Freedom unlimited? What are the challenges to freedom in a complex globalised…

freedom by os guinness

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…

The ABCD of Freedom

by Dr. Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa There are at least four kinds of freedoms that God grants us humans: The freedom…

God Is, God Remains

by Dr. Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa My wife, Ono, is someone who has been through quite a bit of physical distress…

Heart of prayer is what matters

The Discipline of Prayer

  Prayer is relational. The primary purpose of prayer is not to make God do what we want him to, …

God's word needs to be handled with intergrity

‘Wordal’ Abuse: An Expose’

  ‘Wordal’ Abuse: An Expose’ (How NOT to read the Word ) by Charles Premkumar Joseph As someone who has…

Our life and our theology cannot be seperated, it needs to be integrated as one complete whole

Lifestyle Apologetics

  Many times we dichotomize life and theology. We pursue theology as a mere cognitive endeavour. But when we look…

God answers prayers always but may not always grant prayers

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…

We dream of leading a noble life. But we find it difficult to practise it.

Why Integrity Matters

  by Michael Ramsden A society can function only if its people are men and women of  integrity. Ethics and…

The Resurrection of Jesus was First Revealed to Women

Does God Favour a Gender?

Ravi Zacharias answers during a Q & A session after the Open Forum held on February 24, 2016, at University…

To become secular is to become prodigal in a way

Secularism: The Prodigal Child

A helpful way to understand secularity is to see it as the prodigal child of Christianity. It helps not only…

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And The Two Shall Be… Equal

  Ravi Zacharias answers the question Are men greater than women? during a Q & A on May 1,2015. We,…

The Struggle for Identity

The Struggle for Identity

One of the biggest questions we have to deal with in a globalised world is the question of Identity. How…

Human beings are created in the image of God

Human Beings Just Like Us

  The 12th of January 2012 saw an India deeply shocked and embarrassed by a certain footage released by the…

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A Man For All Seasons

  (From Ravi Zacharias’ talk given at the Executive Summer School in Mumbai on March 12,2016.) In this video Ravi…

A Time to Grieve

Recently, a colleague sought an explanation regarding the untimely death of a friend. It was one of those questions that…

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The Behind-the-scenes Cosmic Designer

Does belief in an Intelligent Designer make sense in an age of Science? Many people today believe that life in…

A blueprint to script success in work, in life

Wired to Win, A Script to Notch Up Victory!

“The winner takes it all, the loser has to fall, It’s simple and it’s plain, why should I complain?” –…

God Saves Us from Our Destructive Self

What do I do? Nothing, for it’s done already

  He calls us – His very own For reasons doctors knew best, Kevin our boy when born, was immediately…

Is Christ the End of Sacrifice

Is Christ the End of Sacrifice?

  In this video Aniu K. Kevichusa shows how sacrifice is essentially an act of cleansing. In the Old Testament,…

The idea of sacrifice is as old as old can be

Sacrifice Extraordinary: It Can’t Get Better Than This

  The idea of sacrifice is as old as old can be. In Christian living, it is important to understand…

Love Most Magnificent Where Can I Find It by Ravi Zacharias

Love Most Magnificent: Where Can I Find It?

After Jesus was crucified, two men came and asked Pilate for permission to take His body down from the cross…

The Rising Son of Easter Morning

Believe it or not, Christians claim that Jesus actually rose again – bodily and historically – from the dead on…

True Spirituality

Taken from Slice of Infinity. http://rzim.org/a-slice-of-infinity/true-spirituality/ Tejdor Tiewsoh is Speaker and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society. Not long ago, Chandrababu…

You Are What You Possess

Taken from Slice of Infinity. http://rzim.org/a-slice-of-infinity/you-are-what-you-possess-2/ Tejdor Tiewsoh is Speaker and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society. A shocking story appeared…

In Pursuit of Spirituality

Taken from Slice of Infinity. http://rzim.org/a-slice-of-infinity/in-pursuit-of-spirituality/ Balajied Nongrum is Speaker and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society. There is a growing…

The “Good Governance Day” That Christmas Is

Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa is Speaker and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society. In 2014, the Government of India declared December…

Strange Men, Strange Gifts, Strange Child

The word “Christmas” conjures up many images in our minds. The most popular one, I guess would be “gifts”, to…

My Old, New Testament

Taken from Slice of Infinity.http://rzim.org/a-slice-of-infinity/my-old-new-testament/ Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa is Speaker and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society. Tucked away among…

Celebrating Enlightenment

Neil Vimalkumar B is Senior Apologist and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society. It is called the festival of lights.…

The Art of Dil-Logic

Taken from Slice of Infinity. http://rzim.org/a-slice-of-infinity/the-art-of-dil-logic/   Charles Premkumar Joseph is a Speaker and Writer at RZIM Life Focus Society,…

The ABCD of Freedom

Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa is Speaker and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society. There are at least four kinds of freedoms…

In Search of ‘the Sanjeevani’

Charles Premkumar Joseph is Speaker & Writer and R.Aravind is Development Executive with RZIM Life Focus Society.   A jewel in the crown…

Three Secrets to Engaging with Culture

Tejdor Tiewsoh is Speaker and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society. The 21st century, more than any other century, perhaps,…

Where Is Neighbourliness When It Hurts?

Neil Vimalkumar B is Senior Apologist and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society. There is an unbelievable amount of ‘not-fair’…

Our Views of Christ

Balajied Nongrum is Speaker and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society. Very often, the Christian life, in general, is lived…

On Giving

Taken from the Slice of Infinityhttp://rzim.org/a-slice-of-infinity/on-giving/ Neil Vimalkumar B is Senior Apologist and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society.  …

Life lessons from a Master Chef!

“Perfection is lots of little things done well,” says Marco Pierre White, celebrity chef, restaurateur and television personality, who is…

Lessons from Jesus, the Teacher

Ideas are the precursor to social engineering. Jesus the master teacher had opened up new vistas by appealing to the…

Jacob Cheriyan RZIM India

Jacob Cheriyan is a Speaker and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society. After completing his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, he went on to do an M. A. in Biblical Studies, and pursued an M.Div. in Theology and Apologetics from SAIACS. Jacob received his certificate of theological studies from Oxford University (Wycliffe Hall) and was trained at The OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.

Jacob has spoken in various settings like university campuses, churches and corporates. He has contributed to research projects at RZIM and published many articles for the magazine ‘Engage’. He is also involved with content creating for the RZIM social media project.

Jacob and his wife Sithara make their home in Bengaluru, India.

Topics

The following are some of the popular topics addressed by Jacob (please note that these topics are not exhaustive):

  • Tackling New Age Movements
  • What about other religions?
  • Christ and Culture
  • The question of Identity
  • Where can I find the Kingdom of God?

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