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 [...]

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 [...]

“Whys” Options: The Power of an Intentional Life

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June 2004 by Ramesh Richard  Into the Universe, and Why not knowing Nor whence, like Water willy-nilly flowing And out of it, as Wind along the Waste I know not Whither, willy-nilly blowing. —Omar Khayyam[1] Many wise people, like the Farsi poet in his musing, believe that the fundamental problem of the human race is [...]

Mishap or Happening: Discovering Your Part in the Eternal Drama

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April 1998 by Ramesh Richard “Does God play dice with the universe?” asked Mr. Einstein. He couldn’t bring himself to an unqualified “yes” to that question. My question is more personal: Does God play dice with your life? At a visceral level, life seems to be random, alternating between good and bad, joy and sorrow, [...]

The Silence of God in the Details of Life

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March 1995 by Ramesh  Richard (A shortened version of this article appeared in Jan. ’95 Decision Magazine) Sandra lost her two-year-old son a few months before her husband was diagnosed as dying with cancer. She wonders, “Does God know what is happening in my life?” The family of an Indian pastor brutally butchered for the [...]