Tejdor Tiewsoh

Cults: Another Gospel?

by Tejdor Tiewsoh Cultic tendency within Christianity is not something new; it has been there since the first century, perhaps, because by nature, human beings have the tendency to deviate from the truth. The word ‘Cult’ is so loosely thrown around, particularly in religious circles, that it has been used to describe almost any movement or group that comes out from, or rebel against the mainstream. What then, do we understand by the word ‘Cult’? In his book, The Rise of the Cults, Walter Martin1 defines ‘cults’ as “a group of people polarised around someone’s interpretation of the Bible” and […]

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Generous Giving, A Way of Life

by Tejdor Tiewsoh Christian giving is  given a lot of importance in the New Testament. Apostle Paul saw the grace of giving as a core part of what it means for us to be Christians. Chris Wright1 asserts that Paul ‘gives more text space to writing about issues relating to financial affairs of churches than he does to writing about justification by faith.’ There are many principles about the ‘Grace of Giving’ that may be drawn from 2 Corinthians 8 & 9, however, this text’s reflection will focus on three key points: Christian giving is an act of worship – […]

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Beyond the Visible

Winters, in the north-eastern part of India, especially Shillong where I live, can be bitingly cold, and more so when it rains. One year, the winter was particularly wet, and for weeks on end there seemed no respite from the cold. One gloomy day followed another with nothing to lighten the dismal scene of overcast skies and thick blankets of cloud stretched like a shroud from one end of the horizon to the other. Suffocated by the cheerless gloom that had pervaded my very heart and soul, small woes and anxieties that had seemed miniscule before, now seems threateningly gigantic. […]

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Called to be Nation Builders

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 […]

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