Musicians, politicians, lawyers and sport stars should not just leave their jobs because it gets to be difficult to demonstrate Christian ethics in their line of duty, says Ravi Zacharias during a Q & A at the South Asia Executive Programme held in Colombo from July 5 to 7, 2018. Honour your calling, but be wise in how you say no to what is not right.
with Stuart McAllister, Abdu Murray and Ravi Zacharias How do we battle with the increasing pressures at the workplace and still keep our Christian faith? What is our role when God is silent? How do we build a strong Christian support community? These are some of the questions tackled by Stuart McAllister, Abdu Murray and Ravi Zacharias at the South Asia Executive Programme held in July 2018 in Sri Lanka.
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.
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. […]
The idea of freedom resonates with the idea of release — to be free. It has been 70 years since India became independent. The shackles of the British Raj fell. We have achieved release in one very important sense. However, have we experienced release internally? We are tangled by several pressures. The pressure at work to prove yourself. The pressure to live up to your neighbour’s standards. Somehow ‘comfort zone’ has become a bad thing. In other words, we are all seeking happiness by running away from it the moment we find it. Dissatisfaction, the enemy of contentment, thrusts us […]