Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
Malankara World Journal Abstracts
Themes: Doubting Thomas, Suffering
Volume 7 No. 412 April 21, 2017

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St. Thomas Kottakavu Church (North Parur, Kerala, AD 52) by Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World
Jesus and St. Thomas at St. Thomas Kottakavu Church (North Parur, Kerala, AD 52) by Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World
Jesus and St. Thomas
St. Thomas Kottakavu Church (North Parur, Kerala, AD 52)
One of the original churches established by St. Thomas in Malankara

Photo for Malankara World by Dr. Jacob Mathew


1. Foreword

"Here, touch my hands and my feet," Jesus says to his disciples. "Get in touch with the physical scars, the bodily pain of human beings. Touch the hurts of real people, and you touch me." ...

I. This Sunday in Church - New Sunday

2. Bible Readings for New Sunday (April 23) Lec_new_sunday.htm

3. Sermons for New Sunday (April 23)

4. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: New Sunday

II. Lectionary Reflections: Doubting Thomas

5. Fearful Yet Overjoyed - The Journey to Resurrection Faith

Easter is an event, but it is also a journey. The faint light of early dawn gives way in stages to ever brighter awareness as we lay hold of the new life that Christ died and rose to give us. ...

6. Doubting Thomas and the Resurrection

What "actually happened" at the Resurrection is that the disciples experienced the presence of Jesus in a way that utterly transformed them from a bunch of sniveling whiners into healers, preachers, organizers and powerful advocates for justice and compassion. ...

7. Seeing and Believing: The Thomas Incident

All the episodes with the risen Lord in John 20, the episode with Thomas included, project in a crystal clear manner the notion that the post-resurrection experiences with Christ were real, visible, and accessible through the bodily senses. Not only Thomas, but the other disciples as well, have believed because they have seen the risen Jesus. ...

8. Like Saint Thomas

John thesis is that Jesus is the Son of God, that he is God. He begins with that statement and ends with that statement. In John's mind all that counts is what you believe, if you trust Jesus like you trust God. ...

III. Featured: Suffering

9. Embrace the Hands and Feet of Jesus

Jesus reaches down from heaven through other people's hands, so when we refuse their help, we're actually refusing Him. ...

10. A Helpful Reminder on the Problem of Suffering

God may close one door as a way to open others. He permits affliction in order to bestow other blessings. We do well to avoid hasty conclusions when pondering the problem of evil. ...

11. No Cross, No Crown

No cross, no crown. No pain, no gain. No guts, no glory. St. James summons us to see the challenges we face as opportunities to rise to new heights of existence....

12. Troubles and Temptations in Life

Jesus is our empathetic God who knows what it's like to be human. It's incredible. He can feel the pull from God-dependence toward self-dependence. ...

13. God Shares in Our Suffering

The truth is that, in the midst of unimaginable pain and tragedy, God is with us. He shares in our suffering. ...

IV. General Weekly Features

14. Health: Four Plants With The Healing Power To Cure What Ails You

Mother Nature provides a number of medicinal plants with healing properties that also can nurse you back to health, a fact more Americans are beginning to discover. ...

15. Family Special: Three Myths Your Wife Believes about Marriage

Unmet expectations are one of the most destructive contributors to broken marriages. ...

16. Power of Mind

A mind at peace is a mind that is free to conceive greatly. A mind at peace is a free mind. Its power is limitless. ...

17. What Makes Us Happy?

Happiness is more than just fun or pleasure. It's a more durable sense of well-being....

18. About Malankara World

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