REV. DR. RICHARD HOWELL

Corona, karma and grace

Corona, karma and grace

We humans are quick to equate suffering with karma or sin and believe there is a cause and effect relationship...

Virus and the  freedom to love

Virus and the freedom to love

In the freedom of love God created this beautiful world and human beings. We were to be caretakers of creation...

Love is the essence of divine power

Love is the essence of divine power

Jesus exercised divine power during his sojourn on earth, as he engaged the oppressor through love, sacrifice and service; always...

Participating in Jesus’ power

Participating in Jesus’ power

Jesus came into this world to transform us into His likeness, but do we desire Jesus’ likeness? Being like Jesus...

Jesus’ boundary breaking mission

Jesus’ boundary breaking mission

Jesus introduced a new way to perceive power, as a corrective to oppressive and violent power prevailing all around him....

Encountering the risen Christ Jesus

Encountering the risen Christ Jesus

An encounter with Christ Jesus is a transforming moment. We no longer live in the futility of our thinking, the...

 Jesus’ love is victorious

 Jesus’ love is victorious

The image of the rugged cross speaks tenderly as we gaze upon Jesus. Yes, Jesus who cared, served and loved...

You are the light of the world

You are the light of the world

Is our life mirroring whatever is around us or are we reflecting the light of Christ? If we want the...

Worthy to be called Jesus’ followers

Worthy to be called Jesus’ followers

Jesus portrays the image of God’s love who compassionately cares for His creation.  So should we, for humanity is judged...

In quietness and trust is our strength

In quietness and trust is our strength

Jonathan pensively ponders as the coronavirus pandemic painfully continues to claim lives and trample underfoot the secure foundations of world...

Living by faith and not fear

Living by faith and not fear

Morality leaves a great impression on human memory. The coronavirus pandemic fearfully and painfully reminds us the fragility of our...

Sanctity of life

Sanctity of life

Rajiv enthusiastically participated in class debates on issues of embryo experiments, abortion and euthanasia. He was among those who advocated...

We are our ­brothers’ keepers

We are our ­brothers’ keepers

Anita was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of twenty-four. She underwent brain surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation for almost...

The spirituality of powerlessness

The spirituality of powerlessness

John admits that in the presence of God he is powerless and therefore is willing to listen to the voice...

Transforming power

Transforming power

Paul discovered that the real transformative power of the Holy Spirit, which is at the core of the Gospel, has...

Forgiveness brings freedom

Forgiveness brings freedom

Jane experienced freedom in her life when she repented and received God’s offer of full and free forgiveness in Christ...

Pandita Ramabai, a visionary leader

Pandita Ramabai, a visionary leader

Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati (1858–1922) was a social reformer, a pioneer in the field of education and emancipation of women; who...

From prayer to love in action

From prayer to love in action

Jyoti stands amazed that Jesus, in spite of his daily busy schedule of healing and helping people, found time to...

Hospitality a way of life

Hospitality a way of life

Hospitality was a way of life for Jesus. He extended the welcome of God to all without any discrimination. Come...

God is our cosmic host

God is our cosmic host

Our Creator God is the cosmic host. The Bible begins with God as the subject of creation who in love...

Live in the light  of eternity

Live in the light of eternity

Bharti has learnt to live her life in the light of eternity.  She is not only concerned about the here...

New possibilities in Christ Jesus

New possibilities in Christ Jesus

Melanie is always left awe struck when she considers how God incarnated in the person of Jesus, and entered human...

God’s outreach of love amidst tragedy

God’s outreach of love amidst tragedy

Sabrina’s argumentative mind is at peace knowing that while philosophies describe God in negatives, the Bible affirms “God is love”...

Jesus’ compassion for all

Jesus’ compassion for all

Mary, a young resident student in a hospital had an amazing impact on children. They responded joyfully to her guidance,...