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2020-02-18T17:38:35+00:00

by Ramesh RichardApril 2015What 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 [...]

2020-02-17T21:32:46+00:00

Your First Name (and my One Word) for the New Year By Ramesh Richard November 2018 *Ramesh Richard "It’s not about you!" opens a famous book in recent North American Christianity. There’s even an entire book by that [...]

2020-02-18T18:01:37+00:00

“Lessons I Am Learning From the Lord” by D. John Richard October 2018 Ramesh Richard with his father, John Ramesh Richard’s Preface: I usually write a biblical-theological-practical reflection to open this publication, but I would like to [...]

2020-02-18T17:43:10+00:00

Replacing the "Evangelicals!" August 2018 Ramesh Richard by Ramesh Richard A devotional this article is not, but it still might warm the heart, stimulate the mind and inspire awareness for action. Thank you, dear friend, in advance for your [...]

2020-02-18T17:52:15+00:00

February 2018 *Ramesh Richard by Ramesh Richard "There was a man sent from God, whose name was John." Upon this important occasion of bidding a temporary farewell to my father, allow me to stretch that introduction of John the Baptizer in John 1:6 into [...]

2020-02-18T18:15:28+00:00

December 2017 by Ramesh Richard The number one request I receive after classes is simply: "Can we have your PowerPoint?" You know PowerPoint presentations have become ubiquitous for communicators. To visually oriented audiences, PowerPoint slides help move a presentation forward, aid comprehension and enhance memory of [...]

2020-02-18T20:04:27+00:00

October 2017 by Ramesh Richard Over its first 1,300 years, "Christianity" increasingly separated from the Bible and developed a salvation grammar of its own. The Faith dislodged itself from the parameters of the Scripture’s epistemological (i.e., how we know what we know) foundation. The nouns of [...]

2020-12-23T21:05:02+00:00

  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 [...]

2020-02-18T20:02:05+00:00

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’ [...]

2021-01-14T10:26:35+00:00

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 [...]

2020-02-18T21:41:07+00:00

by Ramesh Richard October 2016 U.S. Elections: Guidance, Comfort, Wisdom It used to be easier to vote for presidents. Or to choose to vote at all. Believers would look for candidates most aligned with our (hopefully) biblically informed views and vote in good conscience. Yes, [...]