by Charles Premkumar Joseph The people who have made the greatest impact in the world are the people who have had the deepest convictions. People who have fought against all odds for what they believed in. In this talk at the South Asia Executive Programme in Sri Lanka, Charles Premkumar Joseph looks at three significant characters in Indian history who at all costs, held fast to their convictions. In a world of convenience and comfort, Charles reminds us that we need to be people of convictions, holding strong to what we believe in.
by Charles Premkumar Joseph They slayed it! And that, in style! 16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” Daniel 3:16-18 Now, that is some gutsy stuff, captives before their captor King. The late President […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘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 […]