(By Dr. Balajied Nongrum) A story is told of Diogenes, the Greek philosopher, who was famous for two things. First, it is rumored that he lived in a bathtub and took it with him wherever he went. And second, he possessed a lamp. It was said that with his lamp he went throughout Athens, looking for a man who was honest. Legends say that before he could attain success, his lamp went out. His search ended in futility. Diogenes’ search reflects modern humanity’s search for true justice. As C.S. Lewis says, “Justice means much more than the sort of thing […]
(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. Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa There are at least four kinds of freedoms that God grants us humans: The freedom of ability, boundary, conscience, and duty. Call them the ABCD of freedom. In the first place, there is the freedom of ability. If God makes demands of us; He also gives us the ability to meet those demands. He does not give us tasks and purposes without first enabling us to perform them. Jesus Christ did not simply command a paralytic to stand up, take his mat, and walk. He also enabled the man to obey the command by first healing him (John 5: 8, […]
by Michael Ramsden A society can function only if its people are men and women of integrity. Ethics and Morality play an important role in the life of an individual and a community, yet we find it very difficult to keep to the moral standards required. We fail over and over again. Does our worldview have an answer for the predicament we humans find ourselves in? Does it satisfactorily resolve the paradox and provide us a way out of the chaos which it can lead to?