REV. DR. RICHARD HOWELL

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...

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...