A helpful way to understand secularity is to see it as the prodigal child of Christianity. It helps not only by giving a location to the “secular”, but it also provides a way to make sense of the cultural conflicts that increased secularization brings. In its infancy, the term “secular” was used primarily to differentiate between the mundane tasks, such as farming, plumbing, or playing from the sacred tasks, such as, worship, baptism, or ecclesial liturgy. Irrespective of whether we now think that such a separation is warranted or not, we can understand the rationale for such a categorization within its […]
Ravi Zacharias answers the question Are men greater than women? during a Q & A on May 1,2015. We, both men and women, are equal in the eyes of God. Nobody is better than anybody else, so we dare not place one above the other. In fact God has a special place in His heart for women. The greatest historical event the world ever knew, the Resurrection of Jesus, was first revealed to women. Issues of headship and leadership arise only when there is confusion about essence and responsibilities before God. Equality should not be confused with the role and […]
One of the biggest questions we have to deal with in a globalised world is the question of Identity. How do we understand ourselves? How do we understand the Other? How do we live together with mutual respect for each other’s Identity? Jamila Koshy, an Indian Psychiatrist, states that Identity consists of three main aspects. The first is the self-identity which is the awareness of oneself, also called the Ego identity. The second being personal idiosyncrasies and finally, the social identity which is the social part of one’s identity. In this video, Jamila expands on the Ego Identity, exploring the […]
(From Ravi Zacharias’ talk given at the Executive Summer School in Mumbai on March 12,2016.) In this video Ravi Zacharias takes us through the life of Joseph in the book of Genesis. He shows how Joseph was grounded in his belief during his season of temptation. Despite the intensity of the temptation, he kept his eyes on God and did not disobey.
After Jesus was crucified, two men came and asked Pilate for permission to take His body down from the cross and entomb Him. They were men who, when Jesus was alive, were afraid to follow Him openly. One was Joseph of Arimathea, whom the Bible describes as a secret follower. The other was a teacher who had earlier come to Jesus at night so that he would not be seen in His company. His name was Nicodemus. Nicodemus and Joseph brought a sack of myrrh and aloes and, along with spices and strips of cloth, they wrapped Jesus’ body in […]