REV. DR. RICHARD HOWELL

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...

Compassionate awareness

Compassionate awareness

John experienced calm assurance when the light of God’s truth penetrated through his conflicting thoughts. Now along with King David...

Jesus, an example for contemplation

Jesus, an example for contemplation

Jesus himself is the best example of the practice of contemplation. This example is not seen in Jesus healing the...

Living by the truth

Living by the truth

Joel speaks from experience when he stated, “Lies, illusions and deception ensnare us. They restrict us. They hold us captive....

Inner peace is God’s gift

Inner peace is God’s gift

Rohit is grateful that God’s grace is never ending. The awareness of God’s love, poured into his heart by the...

Look at Jesus  holistically

Look at Jesus holistically

Roger confessed that his biggest temptation is to pick and choose when he wants to be like Jesus. Mostly he...

You get what  you give

You get what you give

Jesus gives us his grace and truth packaged in a bundle of joy. Its’ in offering grace that we discover...

Grace and truth impart credibility

Grace and truth impart credibility

Jesus questioned the woman caught in the act of adultery, whose accusers were ready to stone her to death. “Woman,...

Live with humility and confidence

Live with humility and confidence

John has struggled with being confident and humble. He knows the Bible teaches us to be humble and yet confident,...

People penalise pride in leadership

People penalise pride in leadership

Leaders often savour the aroma of their strongman image which keeps people in fear of them. However, history witnesses that...

Stay connected with God continually

Stay connected with God continually

The Bible declares the vital significance of prayer, urging us to pray at all times, tirelessly and ceaselessly. Why is...

Christ invites us

Christ invites us

We pray to God through Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus taught us to pray to our...

Living as reflectors

Living as reflectors

A young lady, Emma, questioned her teacher; “what is the meaning of life?” She was tired of the usual answers,...

The many benefits of transparency

The many benefits of transparency

Brian’s lifestyle as the leader of the company he heads is undergirded by the message of the Bible: “Live as...

Dwelling among people builds trust

Dwelling among people builds trust

Roger as a leader faced the question, if Jesus as God Incarnate pitched his tent among people, (among those whom...

Loving those we lead

Loving those we lead

In God’s design, John was entrusted to lead others. He wanted to lead like Christ. The first principle he learnt...

Living beyond our nature, nurture

Living beyond our nature, nurture

We all exercise leadership roles, be it in home, church or society. All of us also have the potential to...