• Answering the Noblest Human Longing

    1. The Noblest Human Longing Humanity has always wanted to know God intimately. Part of that is the desire to see God in a human understandable, and even visible form. Some philosophers and psychologists tried to explain it away as a psychological need for a powerful father figure or some

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  • Faith, Meaning, Purpose

    Faith is not the belief that God will remove all our problems in this world, necessarily (2 Corinthians 12:9). Faith is the determination and willingness to maximally grow or stay in truth, love, goodness, justice, fairness, kindness, generosity, trustworthiness, self-control, sacrifice, empowering others, etc. It’s the realization/acknowledgment that all these

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  • Parable of Sower
    Purpose Driven Fellowship

    1. Let’s Introspect In Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 Jesus tells the parable of the sower, explaining people’s response to the Kingdom of God. A farmer sows seeds, and the seeds fall in different places. Let’s introspect where we fall in the spectrum. 1.1. Seeds on the Wayside Shallow rejection – finding excuses

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  • Being in God’s Family

    1. Salvation by Being in God’s Family Salvation basically means being in the family of God, with God as the head and King. It is about having our heart where God’s heart is. God is the creator of everyone, so one can be outside of God’s family, only in the

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  • The Constant Struggle for Freedom

    1. Freedom Possible Only Through Sacrifice On the occasion of India’s 75th independence day, let us remember and honor the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of people to secure India’s freedom – and many more who continue to sacrifice their lives to protect and sustain that freedom. In many ways,

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  • Why Do You Cry To Me
    Obstacles With a Purpose

    1. Obstacle Is the Way? In the book The Obstacle is the Way, writer Ryan Holiday quotes “The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition.” Almost all the life stories of extraordinary men and women in history are

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  • What Is Wrong in the Way We Understand Worship

    Worship is essentially focussing on God – something that we do more and more, as we see more and more of God, ourselves, and the needs around us. In the big picture, as we grow spiritually, worship increasingly encompasses all aspects of our life, 24X7. Paul says in 1 Corinthians

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  • Difficulties for the Greater Good
    Difficulties for the Greater Good

    1. For or Against? Difficulties are inevitable in life (in this fallen world). They bring out the best or the worst in us. Difficulties force us to be aligned with the purposes of the Kingdom of God (to be in the house of God, salvation), Or to turn counter purposes

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  • Faith Freedom
    Freedom: Test of True Faith

    1. False Religion Enslaves There are those who love religion for selfish and self-serving reasons, for the benefits it provides to themselves (like control of people, properties, jobs, praise/respect from people, easy money, power, opportunities to exploit, abuse, cheat, etc). False religion enslaves. Galatians 2:4: “Some false believers had infiltrated

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  • The Calling
    The Calling: Living Great Things

    1. Living Great Things “[we] are philosophers not in words, but in deeds; we exhibit our wisdom not by our dress, but by truth; we know virtues by their practice rather than through boasting of them; we do not speak great things but we live them” – Cyprian, Bishop of

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  • Worship In Truth and Spirit
    Beyond Religious Divide and Practices

    1. Takes Questions and Arguments Seriously “It is no wonder that the women were first at the Cradle and last at the Cross. They had never known a man like this Man… A prophet and teacher who never nagged at them, never flattered or coaxed or patronised; who never made

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  • Fasting And Praying
    Why We Speak to God

    1. Truth Seekers Speak Almost all societies that have had some serious thinking in matters of addressing the problems of this world had the practice of fasting and praying – seeking truth, justice, the right way ahead, etc. The natural urge of any truth-seeker is to speak to the Divine.

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