Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
Malankara World Journal Abstracts
Themes: Father's Day, Cost of Discipleship
Volume 7 No. 421 June 16, 2017

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Maia and her Dad in Garden of Gods, Colorado Springs, CO
Dad and Little Maia - Under The Protective Wings

Little Maia is quite comfortable riding behind her dad and directing all actions.
Photo taken at the Garden of Gods, Colorado Springs, CO by Dr. Jacob Mathew


1. Foreword

"As fathers, our lives will leave indelible imprints on the hearts of our children. The most effective teaching tool of values and beliefs is in the modeling provided by parents at home." ...

I. This Sunday in Church: 2nd Sunday After Pentecost

2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (June 18)

3. Sermons for This Sunday (June 18)

4. Lectionary Reflection: Love is Demanding

As he drove out the sheep and oxen from the temple, so, too, he will use circumstances, trials and difficulties as his 'sword' to drive out from our lives whatever is opposed to Godīs goodness and our own dignity. ...

5. More on This Week's Gospel Theme From MWJ Archives

The following past issues of Malankara World Journal may be helpful in reflecting on this week's Gospel passage (Matthew 10:34-11:1) - cost of discipleship...

II. Featured Articles: Father's Day

6. Fathers Matter

We are living with a nation of children who will be different men and women because their fathers never knew the truth about who they are to their children. We must change that, and we can. ...

7. Fathers (A Poem)

A poem written to honor Dr. Jacob Naduparambil, esteemed Cancer Researcher at Ohio State University, on this Father's Day by his daughter Nitya Jacob.

8. My Daddy - A Bed Time Story

A very moving story.

9. Priests of the Domestic Church: A Father's Day Homily

Just as Jesus called laborers into the field to reap an abundant harvest of souls, He calls husbands and fathers who are lost to use the navigational tools of prayer, forgiveness, and mercy to find our way back to our Father in heaven. ...

10. A Father's Love: The Story of Charles and Anne

In World War II, Charles de Gaulle saved France's honor from the shame of defeat. Few know, however, how much strength he drew from his Down Syndrome daughter. ...

11. A Tale of Two Dads

These are the four biggest influence on who I am, who I've been, and who I'm becoming. ...

12. De-Wimpifying Dads and Recapturing a Vision of True Manhood

For years, studies shown the vital roles that both moms and dads play in raising their children. This only supports the biblical model of a family that God created. ...

13. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Father's Day (From MWJ Archives)

Volume 6 No 354: June 17 2016

Volume 5 No 291: June 19 2015

Volume 4 No 223: June 12, 2014

Volume 3 No 147: June 13 2013

Volume 2 No 81: June 14 2012

III. General Weekly Features

14. Family Special: Three Reasons Why Your Husband Really Needs You

Your husband, as a flawed individual, needs you - emotionally, physically and spiritually. Not because he is weak, but because you and he are One - and he needs his other half. ...

15. Family Special: How Did This Happen? The Family Crisis as a Theological Crisis

The family crisis is a theological crisis, and this must be the church's first concern. ...

16. Inspiration: The Valet who Never Forgot

We have been created in order that we might make a difference. We have within ourselves the power to change the world. ...

17. The Grace of Failure

One of the most difficult periods in my own life was a professional failure. It made me question my motives, wonder whether I'd discerned badly, and second-guess whether God even cared. ...

18. The Truth About Happiness

God still has a plan for your life; He has not abandoned you. We need to take joy in the Lord always. That is the key. ...

19. About Malankara World

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