by John Ravindran Jesus Christ while explaining the cost of Discipleship gives this illustration of a person sitting down, counting the cost before he even lays the foundation of a tower (Luke 14:28). We read about the planning, raising resources for construction of tabernacle during their wilderness travel, construction of Temple during King Solomon’s time and also raising of resources by King David for construction of the Temple. We read of similar planning and execution by Nehemiah when he repaired and reconstructed the wall of Jerusalem. Nehemiah was so thoroughly prepared that he requested King Artaxerxes for wood for constructing […]
by Abhishek Shibu It’s a cold February morning as I get ready for yet another day in the lab. Open the door; a step outside; deep breath and it hits me, ‘Love is in the air’; or maybe it’s just my allergies. Echoes of the philosopher Ted Mosby ring in my ears, “Love is totally non-sensical. But we have to keep doing it, or else we’re lost, and love is dead, and humanity just packed in. Because love is the best thing we do.” Clearly, I have procrastinated keeping my appointment with the ENT long enough. But it’s a thought […]
By Ravi Zacharias The life and death of Jesus Christ provides us with a worldview that no other worldview can offer. It is absolutely unique. It first gives us a strong framework for moral reasoning, it shows us the condition of our hearts and pushes us to think inwards and finally it gives us a remedy for the malady we find ourselves in. Absolutes in justice, evil, love and forgiveness can only be found on the cross on which Jesus died.
By Stuart McAllister In an age when success is measured in terms of the wealth you possess or the position you are in, Stuart McAllister challenges us from a Biblical perspective. The Bible redefines the popular notions of success and calls us to a life of commitment and faithfulness. From good to great is the first of a three part devotional series delivered by Stuart McAllister during the Executive Programme held from September 7 to 9, 2017.
By Jill Carattini Researchers not long ago professed to have come up with a questionnaire that could measure a person’s chances of dying within the next four years. According to one of the designers, the test reported to be roughly 81 percent accurate among those who were 50 years or older. Their report, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, claimed the assessment could be useful to doctors in offering prognostic information and to patients who want a more determined look at the future. Regardless of the questionnaire’s effectiveness, however, the headline still struck me as […]