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iA.S.K: Messaging God

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August 2017 by Ramesh Richard The ubiquitous “i” prefix stands for words like internet and innovation. It has also turned us inward, arousing self-centeredness and exhibitionism through selfies and social media. But altruistic verbs like care or love can sanctify the “i” pronoun in front of them. I recently addressed a thousand missionaries characterized by iGive [...]

Memo: My Fellow Morons, Need Wisdom?

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March 2017 by Ramesh Richard Moron! Remember that playground epithet that you used to heave affectionately at good friends? It’s actually a biblical word for those who • believe there is no God (Ps 14:1), • do life without God (Rom 1:21–22), and • hear Jesus’ words but do not do them (Mt 7:24–27). Add these [...]

The Christianity Thing: Starting Afresh in the New Year

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January 2017 by Ramesh Richard At the beginning of each year, I eagerly welcome English theologian-philosopher G.K. Chesterton’s insight: “The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.” He continues his metaphysical comment with a calling to a total renewal [...]

Stay Found: Your New Year’s Guide

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January 2016 by Ramesh Richard In her book Staying Found: The Complete Map and Compass Handbook, June Fleming suggests various ways hikers can master the skills of "wilderness route finding"—learning how to get around in the wild. By this she means, "Not just carrying a map and compass because they’re on every book’s list of [...]

Four Global Realities and One Global Ministry Strategy

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October 2015 by Ramesh Richard Pastoral health affects church health; church health affects societal health. This statement can be upheld as biblically true and theologically valid. Can it also be strategically critical for global ministry today? In this article, I consider the strategic priority of the training of pastors for intentional global ministry and missions [...]

Business Card Theology

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January 2013 by Ramesh Richard Exchanging business cards has become as natural as an introductory or parting handshake. I carry three kinds of business cards: one with information for Christian believers, another with an elegant design I use for opinion leaders, and the last with simple black text on cotton-rich white stock I give to [...]

Unmet Desires

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July 2011 by Ramesh Richard “I am disappointed with Psalm 37:4. In my most skeptical moments, it seems like God has to brainwash me into desiring His desires for me,” a young man in Australia said recently. He was talking about a verse that jumps out at us and appeals to our self-interests: “Delight yourself [...]

Dr. Ramesh Richard’s thoughts on Unrest in the Middle East

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February 2011 by Ramesh Richard To read the article Dr. Richard was quoted in visit http://www.christianpost.com/news/mideast-revolutions-draw-mixed-reactions-from-us-christians-49123/   Dr. Richard also recorded a talk entitled “A Middle Eastern Foreign Policy for the Christian Believer.” If you would like a copy please email info@rreach.org. Generally, as an observer and interpreter of world events, what are your thoughts about [...]

FAIL SAFE: Facing Failure Successfully

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April 2009 by Ramesh Richard Article Summary: This 8-page article speaks to the niche audience of Christian CEOs, business owners, entrepreneurs, and other leaders who like to persevere and do not like to fail. They haven’t yet failed, but realistically anticipate its likelihood. The author suggests spiritual and practical ways to “fail safely.” The spirituality of approaching the good [...]

Something Fishy!

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May 2007 by Ramesh Richard Reading the Bible in its original language as well as in my mother tongue significantly enhances its meaning. Reading in English is similar to watching black-and-white television. Tamil, my early vernacular, is filled with color. The Greek New Testament resembles the clarity of HDTV! I was recently enlightened by Jesus’ [...]