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Pope okays cremation, but will Indian Catholics take to it?

In urban India, land is becoming more and more precious; the government does not find it easy to allot additional space for burial grounds. The problem is compounded because by and large, it is the minority communities who bury the dead.

November 1st, 2016 | Posted in India | Read More »

Why I don’t celebrate Halloween

I am convinced that only one group of people can fight these supernatural powers of darkness: Christians who walk in the Light of God’s Word alone are uniquely equipped to overcome these forces (1 John 1:3,7)!

November 1st, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Pak mulls pulling out four embassy officials from Delhi

“This is under consideration. A final decision would be taken shortly,” a source at the Foreign Office was quoted as saying by Dawn.

November 1st, 2016 | Posted in News Headlines | Read More »

FCRA notice served on Zakir Naik’s NGO

A TOI report quoting official sources said, the move came after different investigations found Naik to be “involved” in utilising funds meant for the NGOs for alleged radicalisation of youths and “inspiring” them into terror activities.

November 1st, 2016 | Posted in India | Read More »

Lebanon set to elect president after 2 years’ stalemate

The 81-year-old Christian leader has won the support of two of his greatest rivals: Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces, and Sunni former premier Saad Hariri.

October 31st, 2016 | Posted in Middle East | Read More »

Y Thanga Bose: A man who lived by the Word!

To me, Thanga Bose was a man of the Word. He was the quintessential man mentioned in Psalm 1. His delight was in the law of the Lord. He meditated on His law day and night.

January 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Robin Sam | Read More »

7 things Narendra Modi will do well to remember

282/543. To say that’s a landslide victory is to state the obvious. The media saw it coming. They called it the ‘Modi wave.’ Some veterans in the Congress party saw it coming – they decided to save their ‘hard-earned’ money that would otherwise have gone down the drain called election spending and stayed away from the contest.

May 28th, 2014 | Posted in Robin Sam | Read More »

Sons of Eli

Sons of Eli

ALTHOUGH a short verse, 1 Samuel 2:12 is very profound in its import. Eli had two sons – Hophni and Phinehas. They were not only irreligious but also immoral.

May 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Opinion,Robin Sam | Read More »

Read Oct 2011 issue of The Christian Messenger magazine online

TCM Oct 2011 cover page

THERE was a time when family prayer used to be a regular feature in Christian homes in our country. Prayer preceded supper. If the head of the house was away at work or out of station, the mother would gather her children and lead them in praise and prayer.

October 18th, 2011 | Posted in Editor's Blog | Read More »

In loving God, take the wholehearted approach

At Jesus' feet

The Bible is full of people who followed God wholeheartedly. Caleb, son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun followed the Lord wholeheartedly, Numbers 32:12 tells us. Robin Sam writes.

October 13th, 2011 | Posted in Opinion,Robin Sam | Read More »

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