REV. DR. RICHARD HOWELL

Created in God’s image

Created in God’s image

We were created in God’s image to love, for love is the essence of God. The Bible says “God is...

God’s saving love

God’s saving love

Many doctors have died serving Covid-19 patients. They willingly served and suffered knowing full well the risks involved. Their suffering...

Facing your past with Jesus

Facing your past with Jesus

When God called Moses to go to Egypt and deliver his people from oppressive slavery, he had to face his...

Courage in Jesus’ company

Courage in Jesus’ company

The Bible abounds with stories of courage. Young David, armed with a sling, courageously faced and killed the giant, Goliath,...

Jesus the  bread of life

Jesus the bread of life

Jesus uses the unexpected to open the eyes of people to who He is. This is  best illustrated by a...

Jesus praised children

Jesus praised children

Have you wondered at Jesus’ answer to the religious authorities of the temple who heard children worship Jesus with praise...

Jesus is our peace

Jesus is our peace

Jesus brings peace “through his sacrifice on the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity” (Eph. 2:16). The wayward life...

Evidence of peace and joy

Evidence of peace and joy

The followers of Jesus must live lives flowing with peace and joy, which can be passed on to others. Peter,...

Power of moment that transforms

Power of moment that transforms

Who knew that among the numerous horrific casteist and racist killings the words of George Floyd “I can’t breathe” would...

Enjoy pleasure of life

Enjoy pleasure of life

The world is a gift from God and we are recipients. A gift is not the object given, as such....

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...