by Neil Vimalkumar B. In order to enjoy true freedom the problem of the heart needs to be resolved. All is not well within us. The Bible says that we are slaves to sin. But there is a hope, Jesus Christ is our hope. As long as man holds on to the greatest commandment given to us by the Lord Jesus Christ which is to love the Lord our God with all our hearts and minds, and our neighbours as ourselves, we will enjoy lasting freedom.
by Neil Vimalkumar B Many times we dichotomize life and theology. We pursue theology as a mere cognitive endeavour. But when we look at the great Biblical characters we find that they never put their life and their knowledge into separate compartments. Both were integrated as one complete whole. Our lives are a testimony to the Gospel of Christ. The lifestyle of the apologist is as important as the content of his knowledge. How we lead our lives, points to the God we worship.
Recently, a colleague sought an explanation regarding the untimely death of a friend. It was one of those questions that exposes the vulnerability of a confident apologist. How one wishes that the dots could be connected, the blanks filled, and a satisfying response proffered. But lo and behold, that is not to be. In some questions, an agnostic stance appears more honest and reasonable. It’s no wonder Job’s friends made more sense in their silence than in their speeches. In that ancient story of a life whose struggles are articulated exhaustively, Job’s pain is something we still grapple with millennia […]
“The winner takes it all, the loser has to fall, It’s simple and it’s plain, why should I complain?” – sang the famed pop group of yesteryears. Be it romance, a career move or owning a latest tablet, the stridency is to be at the victory podium. Come along this journey and discover how to perceive failure and importantly, script success. Surely failure can truly be a stepping stone to success and an unprepared exposure to success is just the perfect recipe for disaster! Four components that might surprise you pleasantly and permanently. (a) Goal-setting for the Go-getter (b) Stepping […]
Neil Vimalkumar B is Senior Apologist and Trainer with RZIM Life Focus Society. It is called the festival of lights. Arguably, ‘sounds’ as well. The popular story of Diwali is a celebration of the victory of good over evil and the narratives vary from one geography to another. Jesus Christ once announced: “I am the Light of the world” and the narrative is followed up with the healing of a man born blind (John 9). The man whose eyesight was restored proclaimed jubilantly– “I was blind, but now I see”. An ancient advice that is often repeated is ‘He [she] […]