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Sadhu Sundar Singh: The Indian Saint

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India has produced many dynamic men and woman of God who have labored for the extension of His kingdom. One of the foremost among them is Sadhu Sundar Singh. His story is a saga of Christian faith and discipleship. Sadhu Sundar Singh is a living example of what it really means to follow Christ. His saintly life […]

The Reformation Story

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Martin Luther’s courageous act of nailing ninety-five theses on the church door at Wittenburg in 1517 marked the beginning of an unprecedented Reformation movement within the Christendom. Right from the beginning the movement was diverse in nature. For instance, the reformation that occurred in Germany was different in many ways to the Swiss Reformation. The […]

Christian Salvation: Is it Unique?

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Every religion has a set of beliefs about God, man, purpose in life, life after death and final destiny. The most important and interesting of all these is the study of life after death and ultimate destiny of human beings. A term that addresses these issues and related themes is salvation. Like the many other […]

Is Christianity Unique?

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INTRODUCTION We are living in a pluralistic world dominated by relativism. Pluralism has infiltrated every arena of life and heavily impacted the society. Religious pluralism is a dangerous teaching that has been rapidly picking up attention all over the world. The modern secular worldview shuns any form of absolutism in religion. The challenges posed by […]

Baptism of the Holy Spirit: A Detailed Examination

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1. INTRODUCTION Thomas Arnold said, “He who does not know God the Holy Spirit cannot know God at all.”[1] The person and work of the Holy Spirit in the life of Christians is very significant. W. A. Criswell beautifully captures the great work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer. He says, […]

Student Force in World Missions: A Study

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The Missionary movement in India is gradually showing signs of decline. Many of the leading mission agencies are finding it difficult to get new recruits. One of the key reasons for this, I suppose, is the spread of self centered teaching by Prosperity preachers. Perhaps, young people who aspire to make it big in life […]

Anabaptists: A Historical Study

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Anabaptists is a descriptive term given to some radical groups that emerged within the context of the 16th century Reformation.1 One of the religious aspects that was common to many of these groups was the denial of infant baptism and promotion of adult baptism. Hence, the term Anabaptists (rebaptisers) became popular and through repeated historical use it […]

Understanding Urban Youth

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1. INTRODUCTION India is home to the biggest youth population on earth. India also has a large and growing Urban population. Census 2001 reports that 27.8% of Indian population lives in urban areas. The urban youth is a strategic people group in many ways to evangelize India. They are the future leaders and have tremendous potential to […]

Reasons for the Delayed Reformation…

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The Western church of the late middle ages (1200-1500) to a great extent was characterized by worldliness and vice. Hence, the medieval period is often portrayed in the history of the Christendom as an era of darkness. In the 16th century, starting with Martin Luther in Germany, there occurred a series of renewal efforts in […]

St. Francis of Assisi: His Life and Times

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1. INTRODUCTION St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) was a rare beacon of light during the darkest period in the history of the Church of the Medieval times. He lived a carefree life during his youth, but experienced a gradual conversion after his failed attempts to become a successful knight. Francis’ intimate experiences with God led […]