Worship and Community
The loss of faith in God and decline in worship results in
weakening of the social fabric and manifests in broken communities. Children are
born out of wedlock without benefit of a loving family. There is no pride in
work and it is a spiral down. Good luck trying to arrest that causal chain
through rituals without God!
Mormons - Are
I've heard some people talk about Mormons (members of the
"Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints") as if they are just part of another denomination
within Christendom, like Methodists or Baptists. Is that true?
The idea that you can fix India's problems by adding more people to it - even
smart people - is highly suspect. No, I wasn't going back to fix things; I was
leaving the U.S. to go back to Thomas Friedman's India: an India that
offered global companies, continental food, international schools and domestic
Globalization of Aiyers
Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyer, half Tamil and half Parsi, is one
of the writers on economics in the Sunday Times. This is a fascinating story he
wrote about his family looking at how real globalization is cutting into
national and religious boundaries and helping people to live as one.
Fall Outdoor Activities to Grow Closer to God and Each Other
Just as Autumn brings the beauty of falling leaves, going outdoors frees us
to shed busyness and draw closer to God and each other.
An experience shared by someone who went out with his wife to Varanasi (aka
Proclaim Christ, Avoid Syncretism: Papal Address to Indian Bishops
Describing India as a “home to various ancient religions, including
Christianity,” Pope Benedict urged a group of Latin-rite bishops from India to
promote a culture of religious freedom and tolerance, avoid “semblances of
syncretism,” and proclaim Christ.
Christians Under Attack
From Anti-Government Protesters in Syria
Christian communities across Syria have been attacked by anti-government
protesters in recent weeks. International Christian Concern says that protesters
are being led by hard-line Islamists.
Oxford Study Shows Belief in
God is Part of Human Nature
A three-year study led by Oxford University concluded that humans are
predisposed to belief in God – in some form or fashion.
How to Live Everyday in
I experience Heaven on Earth everyday: an
incredibly beautiful, peaceful and holy place all around me where problems
dissolve into joy, people appear resplendent, and the everyday world is
transfigured into a timeless and enchanted wonderland.
Wilson pointed to a landmark 1986 study
conducted by Harvard economist Richard Freeman, who found that "going to church
is associated with substantial differences in how young men behave. More
churchgoing, less crime, less alcohol and fewer drugs."
Sai baba and chemmachen
A humorous look at Christianity.
Leper to Lead Us
It was on May 10, 1873, that Father
Damien came to the fledgling colony of lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai
for the first time. In the process he not only brought a measure of order to the
disorganized band he met there; in time he made the cause of leprosy his own.
Don't encourage Arab
revolutions, Melkite patriarch tells Western leaders
Patriarch Gregorios III, the
Syria-based head of the Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, is warning Western
leaders not to encourage the revolutions currently shaking up the Middle East.
“Our Arab countries are not ready for revolutions” the patriarch explained in a
recent letter to Western leaders.
How Not to Minister
to the Hurting
Recently, while talking to Holly and her mother, I began to pick up on some
truly bizarre things people said to them after Holly's young-adult brother
Seth's tragic automobile accident that left him severely disabled, completely
helpless, and almost without the ability to communicate. Holly describes his
condition as "a low level of consciousness due to a profound brain injury."
Who Will Cry For Us Now?...David
Out of Wilkerson’s work on the streets of New York city, came Teen Challenge,
the singularly most successful drug rehabilitation program in existence. Totally
Christ centered, unabashedly evangelical, Teen Challenge truly works wonders in
lives to this day.
Sree Sathya Sai Baba and Me
Our church in Chennai and I have been
enjoying the service and love that Sai Baba has instilled in the lives of his
disciples to serve others without receiving any returns.
How to Prevent Identity
Theft - An Australian Lawyer's Advice
A corporate LAWYER sent the following out to the employees in his company. Worth
Christ in the Book of Quran
90 verses from 14 chapters of Quran have
references about Jesus Christ.
life after all..
Whose expectations are you meeting?
Dealing With Disappointments
We can’t control the things that happen to us, a wise man once said, but we can
very much control how we respond to them.
For Indians Its 'Me' - No 'We' or Teamwork
One thing I have noticed being in the
east is 'we' is always more important than 'me'. Japanese, Koreans, in
particular, and Chinese included are willing to work for their country, company,
society ahead of individuals.
Learning From Mistakes
This is a story about a famous research scientist who had made several very
important medical breakthroughs. A newspaper
reporter asked him why he thought he was able to be so much more creative
than the average person. What set him so far apart from others?
10 things to learn from Japan... a nation in a Crisis
The behavior of the Japanese people during the national crisis is a great lesson
on civic behavior during a time of crisis.
Universal principle: Applied
No one knows how many years it will take for Japan's ordinary people to return
to normalcy of before March 2011. And not only survivors but all Japanese have
nowhere to flee to.
Letter written by a father to his son
Following is a letter to his son from a renowned Hong Kong TV broadcaster cum
Child Psychologist. The words are actually applicable to all of us, young or
old, children or parents.! This applies to daughters too.
Sustenance of Life and
The first and foremost threat to the
sustenance of life on earth is the untoward activities of man himself. The
harmful ecological changes happening around us is the by-product of the
perverted life style of the modern man.
Warren: Mainline Church Problems Need Evangelical Solution
Warren called for “reconciliation” between mainline and evangelical churches and reminded the audience that Jesus taught his followers to love their God with all their heart, mind and soul, as well as to love their neighbors as themselves.
Defend Doctrine, but Don't Attack Others, Pope Says at Audience
Even in the midst of the upheaval of the Protestant Reformation in Germany,
St. Peter Canisius knew how to defend Catholic doctrine without launching
personal attacks on those who disagreed, Pope Benedict XVI said.
Did the Catholic Church Have
Its Origin in Paganism?
A Protestant pastor tells how he got involved in the issue and how his
understanding of the issue has changed.
We Really Need Bishops?
I find no evidence in the Bible that the Scriptures mandate a particular form of
ecclesiastical polity. This includes congregationalism and presbyterianism as
well as episcopacy.
Missionary Doctor Witnesses Depressing Medical Cases
Medical missions has a definite role in
reaching out to people with the love of Jesus. When we are treating their
bodies, we are also touching their souls by telling them we care.
The wealth of the noble is used solely
for the benefit of others! Even after accepting that giving is good and that one
must learn to give, several questions need to be answered.
Golden Rules Learned in Life from Napoleon Hill
In keeping with the tradition of taking inventory of what lessons have been
learned during the past year, I would like to offer my year end thoughts.
Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-one Has Taught Me
by Napoleon Hill.
I approach my work for the coming year with renewed faith in the philosophy of
the foregoing seven paragraphs, and, with positive evidence that I will get out
of life exactly in proportion to what I put into it.
Things I learned in a Year
Close to a year ago I wrote an article
entitled "When You Have No Choice" which discussed the passing away of my former
wife and the challenges that created for me and for my children.
A year's time – Yahrzeit – has now passed since her death and I wanted to share
with you some insights I have gained during these last twelve months.
Armageddon Fortress May Hold Keys to History
The word "Armageddon" comes from the Hebrew Har Megiddo, which means
mountain of Megiddo, where Revelation says the final battle will take place. To
the untrained observer, the modern-day site of Megiddo looks like one more hill
in the Carmel mountain range near Haifa.
Who Destroyed Megiddo? Was It
David or Shishak?
Most scholars accept David as a historical figure who was an active military
ruler in the period portrayed in the Hebrew Bible (the early tenth century B.C.E.).
However, there is considerably less agreement on how to interpret the
archaeological evidence for this period.
Koorthamala Orthodox/Marthoma Church - A Symbol of Christian Unity
Koorthamala Church stands tall as a symbol of Christian unity and fellowship
among different denominations. This Church was started in 1885. MarThoma Church
and Orthodox Church shares the same church building, baptismal font, office and
The man who dated Creation at
Oct. 23, 4004 BC
Odd, isn’t it, that it’s always poor
James Ussher (1581-1656), the Irish theologian who famously calculated the
precise date of Creation – Oct. 23, 4004 BC – who gets mocked as the looniest of
the deluded Christians.
What the Bible says about
We see frequent discussions and news
stories on "Alcoholism among Christians". Whether Kerala comes first in the list
or not, the topic is highly relevant today.
Christian Family in
the Globalized World
Excerpts from the Couple's Conference held on 31 May, 2008 at St George
Jesus: A Different Kind of Christianity
Thousands of Jews who studied Hinduism and Buddhism
have come to see Jesus as a mystical rabbi, a passionate religious reformer and
a moral leader whose legacy was sadly corrupted.
Gheevarghese Mar Osthathios: Theology of Speed
The first impression one gets when dealing with Osthathios thirumeni is that he
is a fast talker and fast walker. Why?
Interesting and Mind Boggling
You're gonna say "I didn't know that!" at least 5
times when you read this!
Serving Others Will Help You
by Napoleon Hill
One of the surest ways to achieve your own success in life is by helping others to attain theirs.
The truly affluent person is the one who can afford to give of himself, of his time and energy, to the benefit of others.
15 Laws of Life By Swami
What You Need to Keep in Mind
A lecturer was giving a lecture to his student on stress management. He raised a
glass of water and asked the audience, "How heavy do you think this glass of
The Story of Peng Shuilin
Next time you want to complain about something trivial, DON'T.
Remember Peng Shulin instead.
Used vs Loved - A good lesson to learn
Anger and Love have no limits. Choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely
Things are to be used and people are to be loved.
The problem in today's world is
that people are used while things are loved.
The real story about a special boss.