Connecting Faith and Life

Human Depravity

Recently my wife and I were shaken by the news on TV of an 18 year old mom in Calgary accused of killing her 26 day old baby. The police have confirmed that it is a case of homicide as the baby’s head had been hit with a blunt object. As…

Fixing No Balls!

Cricket is India’s most popular sport and often times elevated to the level of a religion. I am a cricket enthusiast myself though I don’t worship the game. The extent of craze associated with Cricket has made it a top money spinner.…

When Life Becomes Dull and Difficult

The Bible begins on a grand note. The first two chapters of Genesis gives a vivid description of the creation account. God kept repeating, "Let there be..." until all he had planned came into being in perfect unison. In spite of the fact…

Suffering for nothing?

The book of Job helps us to understand the theology of suffering. Here are some insights: 1. The Book of Job teaches that God allows suffering for a reason. Even Job’s suffering had a definite reason behind it though Job himself never got…

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…

John Calvin: Theologian Par Excellence

In Christian history, a study of the reformation period is always fascinating and intriguing. One of the towering personalities of the Reformation is John Calvin. If Martin Luther was the one who initiated the movement, it was Calvin who…

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…

George Whitefield

The dawn of the 18th century saw the arrival of many preachers. Undisputedly, the best among them was George Whitefield. Nicknamed as the 'Grand Itinerant', he was the most popular figure of his time. This sketch intends to portray briefly…

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,…