Charles Premkumar Joseph

Agnus Dei – On the Altar of Love

By Charles Premkumar Joseph The Urban Dictionary is a resource that I’m frequenting ever so often these days. In one of my recent visits, I chanced upon the phrase, “Sacrificing the Lamb”. Ever wondered what it could mean? Tada… Meaning: “Act of cutting a girl off. Definitely a girl that makes you think she is innocent (lamb) but is constantly going behind your back and thinking you don’t know what is going on.” Usage: “Man, I had to sacrifice the lamb this weekend because I found out about a whole bunch of things she did. You should try sacrificing the […]

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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 and so on. In my pursuit of God, I confess I am inclined to loving with all my mind and it doesn’t seem to demand much laboring. It’s rather effortless for the most part. I’m quite pleased with myself here: a specialist-of-sorts, in loving God with my intellect, I am! But Jesus doesn’t leave his request in this one dimension. The greatest commandment he says is to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your […]

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‘Wordal’ Abuse: An Expose’

‘Wordal’ Abuse: An Expose’ (How NOT to read the Word ) by Charles Premkumar Joseph As someone who has had no formal theological training but had thrived on large spiritual helpings from pulpits, tapes, DVDs and the World Wide Web, and of course my  ‘insights’ from the study of the Word, I have come to feel the intense need to UNLEARN and RE-LEARN the Scriptures (the way it’s meant to be). The Apostle Paul admonishes his protégé’ to Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who […]

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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 the concept of sacrifice. Here are some quick answers to important questions relating to the concept of sacrifice. What does the statement, “sacrifice came straight out of heaven” mean? Is Sacrifice a prerequisite for the world to be made? Why did God have to go through all the trouble?   What should be our response to such a sacrifice? If you have any questions or comments about the concept of sacrifice, you can use the comment section below to share it […]

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Strange Men, Strange Gifts, Strange Child

Charles Premkumar Joseph is a Speaker and Writer at RZIM Life Focus Society, India.   The word “Christmas” conjures up many images in our minds. The most popular one, I guess would be “gifts”, to the extent that ‘Christmas’ and ‘gifts’ could well be synonymous. Choosing gifts is no joke. Especially when it happens to be for one’s spouse. Somehow, it was way easier, you say, before marriage. Whatever happened after marriage? Whatever! Not too long ago, I had the unwelcome privilege of choosing a gift, this time, for a new born, of all people. Now that my gifts have […]

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