REV. DR. RICHARD HOWELL

God loves us the way we are

God loves us the way we are

Emma was not always content with the talents God had given her. However, reading the family story of Mary, Martha...

Heart, the home  of the Spirit

Heart, the home of the Spirit

Paul knows that even though it is God’s design to bring about a new creation—a new earth and a new...

God is with us

God is with us

Ronny knows that uncertainty and contingency are a part and parcel of human existence. The tragedy that strikes us and...

God is with us  and in us

God is with us and in us

Rohan celebrates Christmas joyfully, as he remembers the descent of God in the person of Jesus Christ.  Rohan’s faith is...

Jesus, the living ­avatar

Jesus, the living ­avatar

Deepak in great excitement shared about his living and vital relationship with Jesus Christ to Sona, his friend. In surprise...

Freedom with God

Freedom with God

John was sad to see people jubilantly indulge in wayward behaviour. John dared to shed light on some of his...

New life in Christ

New life in Christ

Tina’s encounter with Christ transformed her life. As the Bible teaches, If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has...

Victory over  temptation

Victory over temptation

Ajay knows that no one can honestly say that temptations do not hound them and entice them to do wrong....

Let Christ-like  attitude govern us

Let Christ-like attitude govern us

Joseph complained about the verbal and behavioural daggers he encountered to his friend. In return, he expected words of sympathy....

Overcome evil with good

Overcome evil with good

Joanna is determined to overcome evil with good. The source of her strength is her personal relationship with Christ Jesus...

Refinement into Christlikeness

Refinement into Christlikeness

Sadhana has learned, by God’s grace, that the tough times she faced had a refining effect. And refining takes time. ...

Satthianadhan: The first novelist

Satthianadhan: The first novelist

Krupabai Satthianadhan(1862 – 1894) was the first Indian woman to write a novel in English. Her autobiographical novel Saguna: A...

Worship is an expression of love

Worship is an expression of love

Melanie knows her purpose of existence; to love God and her neighbour as herself. She acknowledges God as the source...

Desire Christ-like love and fellowship

Desire Christ-like love and fellowship

Ramona’s life is firmly undergirded in the transforming truth of God’s love. Fellowshipping with God fills her with unspeakable joy....

Created for love and fellowship

Created for love and fellowship

Ramona raised an important question in her fellowship group. Her question was, since the One Creator God she believed in...

The power to live a holy life

The power to live a holy life

John was elated to know that all disciples of Christ have the Holy Spirit. “If anyone does not have the...

Sacred reading of scripture

Sacred reading of scripture

Aruna recently learnt that her desires and thoughts determine her behaviour. Armed with this vital information she has begun to...

The love of God

The love of God

Robin was amazed when the truth dawned upon him that the Bible makes a positive statement about God’s being as,...

Learning to listen in silence

Learning to listen in silence

Christain spirituality often describes silence as the daughter of patience and the mother of watchfulness. For when all words are...

The royal dignity of humanity

The royal dignity of humanity

Raju’s excitement knew no bounds when the truth of the Bible dawned upon him that he was the bearer of...

Witnessing Christ transform life

Witnessing Christ transform life

The gospel of Jesus Christ has power to transform lives are the words spoken by Paul, who once persecuted the...

Jesus has power over death

Jesus has power over death

Mary and Martha knew that Jesus had the power to heal their sick brother Lazarus. They called on Jesus who...

Faith in Jesus  sets us free

Faith in Jesus sets us free

It is possible for us to unwittingly co-opt religion into enhancing our sense of bondage instead of liberation. We engage...

When our life becomes prayer

When our life becomes prayer

Augustine commented in his book the Confessions on the significance of Christ’s resurrection and ascension: Christ “has gone from our...