by Charles Premkumar Joseph Cinnamon Grand it was! My colleague and I were hosted by a loving young Sri Lankan couple with their cricket loving lad (who doted on Dhoni) for a late night dinner in Colombo last month. Conversations, calamari, caramel custard and coffee at the Cinnamon Grand, well into midnight – a delightful combo that’s etched forever in our memories. My visits to Colombo have always been heart-warming. Lovely people, luscious land, languid mood a perfect affordable get away – typical backpacker thinking. But there’s so much more to this people and to this place that fascinates me. […]
By Dr Balajied Nongrum How can a good God allow evil and suffering in this world? If God is all powerful and all loving, why can’t he eradicate suffering completely? In this talk Dr Balajied Nongrum shows us four ways in which human suffering and God’s goodness are not a contradiction. In fact, Suffering, says Balajied, can be beneficial as it leads to maturity and growth. Though suffering may seem unbearable at first and cast doubts on God’s goodness, it can lead to much greater joy and lasting happiness.
By Margaret Manning It is a task performed with repetitive motion, often in the heat of the day for hours and hours. It is carried out despite its monotonous nature, regardless of the blisters that form on delicate skin or the pain that engulfs an aching back, hands, and knees. It is a task done in the hope of preventing encroaching chaos and destruction. It is a time-consuming, never ending, and back-breaking task demanding me to perform it over and over again. It is weeding my garden! When I first began clearing weeds from my garden, I had a zeal […]
By Dr Daniel Thejus (Bobby) Sex. The three letter word can be a blessing and a curse. It could remain a blessing if it is merely used but when abused it turns into a demon. We are told that, the more open we are about it the better off we are. Conversely the more open we have been about it, the worse we are for it. It has brought so much pain, disease, betrayal, abandonment and has abused hospitality. To make matters worse there have been attempts to justify the consequences of its abuse. Making the Christian view look like a […]