By Tejdor Tiewsoh The Bible says that we are called to be salt and light in the world. In this talk, Tejdor Tiewsoh looks into the roles and responsibility of a Christian in building a nation. He proposes three central Ideas. The first is to Integrate rather than fragment, Christians are called to break the barrier between the sacred and the secular. The second is to Incarnate, which is to be one with the community around. And finally to Involve in the activities of the nation which foster social harmony and Justice. This is an excerpt from the talk delivered […]
By Jacob Cheriyan In this video Jacob Cheriyan starts with a conversation he had with three people who tried to give different reasons for why they felt they were in bondage. Jacob states that the powers we give ourselves have the potential to either liberate us or enslave us. Only if we give our hearts to Truth and Love, he says, will we know what true freedom is.
(By Stuart McAllister) Why do we feel alienated and restless in the world we live in? This bondage is expressed in many art forms like movies, music and novels. We seem to always be searching for true and lasting freedom but never finding it. In this video Stuart McAllister breaks down our flawed assumptions of freedom and shows how we can correspond our ideas of freedom with the realities of life. Stuart McAllister delivered this lecture at RZIM Summer School at Wheaton College in December 2015
(By Dr Latha Christie) Life is not always fair and when unfairness strikes, a question begins to haunt us: “Is God fair?” This pierces us to the core and leaves us at a complete loss. We feel that it is unjust when God seems to let the innocent suffer, while the evil ones go scot-free. It looks unjust when God lets a little baby die of a devastating illness. It seems unjust when some people on earth have plenty to eat, while others struggle for survival. Many abuse and rape victims, whom I have counselled, live in abject misery and cry […]
The idea of freedom resonates with the idea of release — to be free. It has been 70 years since India became independent. The shackles of the British Raj fell. We have achieved release in one very important sense. However, have we experienced release internally? We are tangled by several pressures. The pressure at work to prove yourself. The pressure to live up to your neighbour’s standards. Somehow ‘comfort zone’ has become a bad thing. In other words, we are all seeking happiness by running away from it the moment we find it. Dissatisfaction, the enemy of contentment, thrusts us […]