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Student Force in World Missions: A Study

The Missionary movement in India is gradually showing signs of decline. Many of the leading mission agencies are finding it difficult to get new recruits. One of the key reasons for this, I suppose, is the spread of self centered teaching…

Anabaptists: A Historical Study

Anabaptists is a descriptive term given to some radical groups that emerged within the context of the 16th century Reformation.1 One of the religious aspects that was common to many of these groups was the denial of infant baptism and…

Understanding Urban Youth

1. INTRODUCTION India is home to the biggest youth population on earth. India also has a large and growing Urban population. Census 2001 reports that 27.8% of Indian population lives in urban areas. The urban youth is a strategic people…

Reasons for the Delayed Reformation…

The Western church of the late middle ages (1200-1500) to a great extent was characterized by worldliness and vice. Hence, the medieval period is often portrayed in the history of the Christendom as an era of darkness. In the 16th century,…

St. Francis of Assisi: His Life and Times

1. INTRODUCTION St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) was a rare beacon of light during the darkest period in the history of the Church of the Medieval times. He lived a carefree life during his youth, but experienced a gradual conversion after…

Homosexuality: A Biblical Analysis

The modern world has made progress in leaps and bounds in all areas of life. In this age of information explosion and hi-tech living, numerous ethical issues have cropped up. People have started disregarding the Creator and are living…

The Bible: Revelation of God

Genesis: God the Creator, Sustainer and Covenant Maker As the first book of the Bible, Genesis reveals significant truths about the person and nature of God. The first two chapters discuss about how God created the entire universe and all…

Holy Spirit’s Role in Mission

Mission is a word which is often misunderstood. Some regard mission as spreading political influence or as a massive welfare program for underdeveloped societies of the world. Others view mission as something related to civilizing barbaric…

Reformation in England: A Historical Study

The 16th century religious landscape of Europe was marked by reformation movements. England was no exception. Although reform undercurrents in England could be identified right from the days of John Wycliff (1329-84), a great majority of…

Anger Management

Anger is perceived as the root of many psychological, inter-personal, physical and spiritual problems. Henry Brandt, an American psychologist, has suggested that anger is involved in 80-90 percent of all counseling. Along with hostility,…