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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 [...]


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 [...]


August 2015 by Ramesh Richard Steam locomotives fill my earliest memories of family travel in southern India. Those fire-breathing engines required frequent stops to replenish the fuel and water. The sound and sights of whistle, steam and smoke fascinated me. Steam engineers controlled the start, the stop and the speed. [...]


What Should We Do? In 2015 when the 21 young men were beheaded on a Libyan beach by the savagery of ISIS, I was overcome, like you, with deep sorrow. Their ages and complexion resembled my own two sons. It felt like our Ryan and Robby were kneeling at [...]


April 2015 by Ramesh Richard When I heard of the 21 young men beheaded on a Libyan beach by the savagery of ISIS in early 2015, I was overcome, like you, with deep sorrow. Their ages and complexion resembled my own two sons. It felt like our Ryan and Robby [...]


January 2015 by Ramesh Richard The Middle East is arguably the nerve center of the world’s future. Dr. Ramesh Richard traveled to the region earlier this year, and in a recent interview with The Christian Post, provided some biblical and theological perspective on the escalating situation. The interview, which includes a [...]


October 2014 by Ramesh Richard “I am a self-made man,” the braggart claimed. To which a child asked, “Why did you make yourself like this?”  I write this article fresh off a 12-day, five-country trip—three of those countries in the chaotic Middle East. I, too, am asking our technologically advanced, [...]


July 2014 by Ramesh Richard Just before a quarterly board meeting that would close out 2013, Dr. Ramesh Richard wrote the RREACH board of directors to deliver news they expected and at the same time hoped against. Under the subject line “Private: Manila closed,” Dr. Richard confirmed that the city, [...]


April 2014 by Ramesh Richard Do you need a hard reset of a sluggish spiritual life? Since we are quite like each other, my suspicion is that you again wish to restart spiritually. George Sweeting of Moody Bible Institute once noted, “The secret to victorious Christian living is found in [...]


January 2014 by Ramesh Richard It was Mrs. Roberts, my 5th grade teacher, who first piqued my interest in the Bible. Although strict and stern—her face resembled the introduction to Lamentations—she came alive in Bible class, rousing our participation by assigning Bible verses to memorize for tests and contests. Recently, my devotional [...]