by Dr Daniel Thejus (Bobby) Pandita Ramabai was born in Karnataka at a time when the treatment of women in India was not very optimistic. However, Pandita Ramabai was fortunate enough to be born into a Brahmin home with a liberal outlook on women. Controversy and standing up to social evils played an integral part of her upbringing. Her father a Sanskrit scholar, taught and invested intellectually in his daughter because he believed that women should also be taught Sanskrit in order to have access to the Vedas, at a time when it was taught only to Brahmin boys. Her […]
by Dr Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa Freedom is part and parcel of the good news of Jesus Christ: “For freedom Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1). Christ sets His people free, first, from the evil one, the devil himself. For many moderns, this is no doubt an archaic, ludicrous idea. But the Bible teaches that there is an evil spiritual reality beyond us which it calls “the satan” (meaning “the enemy”). Satan is the enemy of God and God’s creation. Jesus called him a “liar and the father of lies”, and the Bible teaches that his sole purpose is to “steal and kill […]
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 […]
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.
(By Stuart McAllister) Why do we feel alienated and restless in the world we live in? This bondage is expressed in many art forms like movies, music and novels. We seem to always be searching for true and lasting freedom but never finding it. In this video Stuart McAllister breaks down our flawed assumptions of freedom and shows how we can correspond our ideas of freedom with the realities of life. Stuart McAllister delivered this lecture at RZIM Summer School at Wheaton College in December 2015