INTERRUPTION AT CHRISTMAS

MATHEW 1:18-25 We have tremendously high expectations of Christmas. We want everything to be perfect. We have pictures in our minds of children playing, church choirs singing, and people smiling and getting along. But often it is not that way. It is supposed to be, as the song says, “the most wonderful time of the…

TOWARDS A THEOLOGY OF DEATH

In the recent past, we had to confront deaths of several of our loved ones, including nine of our own dear colleagues succumbing to the Covid Pandemic. All of them could be, without any shadow of doubt described as “persons who have lived a life of kenosis”, emptying their own lives for the development of…

Reformation: A Challenge to Break Boundaries and Barriers

Friends, as we celebrate the Reformation Day again this year on the 31st October 2021, I want to suggest that we of all people are in need of reformation. In Acts 10, we read a beautiful story of Reformation. Apostle Peter receives a vision from God. In that vision, God showed him a sheet, and…

Reformation a Celebration of GOD’S GENEROSITY

October 31, each year marks the day of Reformation. Reformation is an on going process in divine-human history and hence confining Reformation only to October 31, 1517 is not justified. Reformation has been an on going act of God in the human from the beginnings of human history paving the way for the human to…

THE GREAT COMMISSION TEXT AND THE MISSION OF GOD IN THE NEW NORMAL

The Great Commission Text in Matthew 28: 18-20 is the key text for our engagement in the Mission of God. The Church around the globe and the various mission bodies had been caught up with the mandate for mission inherent in this text. Our nation is no exception when it comes to the presence of…

Biblical Reflection: RESURRECTION – A CALL TO BE A RESURRECTED COMMUNITY

Resurrection is a central theme in the Christian tradition and is celebrated every year as the Festival of Easter.  There are two important reasons for the place that resurrection occupies in Christian consciousness and worship. First of all, it is associated with the ultimate destiny of the founder of Christianity himself. ‘Resurrection’means that the life…