A Note on Emerson’s ‘Self-Reliance’

There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.

I am Peter

Peter is the man who knows that Jesus is the promised messiah; Peter is the person who confesses this Jesus as the Saviour of the world; Peter is the one who denies this Jesus in the hour of witness, In the moment of life. Peter will hide this truth for a minute of peace. He…

Leadership Lessons from King Asa

King Asa was the third king of the southern kingdom of Judah, living from around 913 BC to 873 BC (An account of his life is in 2 Chronicles 14-16). He was a godly leader known for his revival of true worship in the country. Towards the close of his 41-year reign, however, Asa turned …

Why the Trinity Matters

If you received a measure of Christian education while growing up, you would have learnt about the unique view of God held by Christians. You would have understood that this is a foundational doctrine which you can’t deny and remain a Christian. But like many others (including me), you may not really grasp why it is such a crucial idea.

Wakanda: A modern African dream

Wakanda is more than a literary setting, it is the cinematic vision of modern Africa, a longing for people of African descent.

Are you up in the air?

The modern individual is unhinged and thus lacks a basis for meaning, truth and morality. Like Ryan Bingham, he is ‘Up in the Air.’

What’s wrong with Jehovah’s Witnesses?

We see them often in our neighbourhoods. A guy and a lady offering to share God’s word with us and leave behind some literature. Their iconic shoulder bag is a constant witness to their devotion and zeal. Jehovah’s witnesses are a religious group comprising about 8 million members globally across over 100,000 congregations. Founded by…

Niemoller’s Regret

All it takes for evil to triumph is for godly men to do nothing. This was what Martin Niemoller (1892-1984), one of the founders of the Confessing Church which resisted the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler in Germany, came to realize. He had protested against Hitler’s encroachment upon the church life but had been silent about…

Knowing J.I. Packer’s God

Few years ago, I read the classic book Knowing God by J.I. Packer together with hundreds of people (over 800!). Tim Challies, a Christian pastor who blogs here, initiated the idea. And I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it. Reading it in community with others helped me ply the entire book and mine its…

A Meditation on Grace

The grace of God is a stream, coursing through the ragged rocks and broken terrain of human existence, bringing life, healing and hope. Grace sustains our universe and keeps it going. Grace began the day man turned against God and declared himself autonomous and free. Grace was the leather garment which covered man’s sinful nakedness…