by Jacob Cheriyan Video games can blur the lines between the virtual world and the real world. Playing out one’s fantasies over and over again in the virtual world will inevitably bleed into the real world. In this talk, Jacob Cheriyan looks at the two psychological needs that video games fulfill and its devastating effects.
by Jacob Cheriyan The Episode ‘Nosedive’ from the series Black mirror shows us a dystopian world where everything is governed by a person’s ratings on social media. In this world social media ratings have become the basic currency. A person’s salary, housing, invitations to weddings, social status, all of them depend on how high or how low their ratings are. They even have professional counsellors who can guide a person to boost their social media score. Those who have a score of more than 4.5 are regarded the elite of the society. They have access to better jobs, housing, better […]
By Jacob Cheriyan An Overview As human beings often we fail to keep the commitments we make. We all desire to keep to our commitments but we find ourselves falling short. This is especially true in our commitment to our Lord and saviour. We love Him and want to serve Him with everything we have, yet many things in this world prevent us from doing so. The answer is not to get disheartened and turn away completely, but rather pick ourselves again and recommit ourselves to our loving God who receives us with open arms every time we come back […]
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.