2019-01-04T23:32:09+00:00

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“Your First Name (and my One Word for the New Year)” by Ramesh Richard, national Global Proclamation Academy updates, The President’s Global Proclamation Associates and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“It’s not about you!” opens a famous book in recent North American Christianity. There’s even an entire book by that title, and a song, too, to keep us from a selfish orientation in life and ministry.

I read that phrase in Zambia on the back of a bus, only it had additional clarification, “It’s not about you; it’s about Allah.”

Click here or the newsletter image to read Ramesh’s full devotional on his one word for 2019 and a challenge to change to your first name.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Reports on 2018 national Global Proclamation Academies
  • Dr. Richard’s fourth-quarter travels
  • Update on PastorReach
2018-12-13T18:51:49+00:00

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“Lessons I am Learning From the Lord” by Ramesh Richard’s father, Dr. John Richard, national Global Proclamation Academy updates and “Ramesh on the Road:” A Staff Perspective and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

Ramesh Richard’s Preface: I usually write a biblical-theological-practical reflection to open this publication, but I would like to close out this year with some words of wisdom from my late father—the biggest, deepest and longest spiritual influence in my life. On February 4, 2018, John Richard went to join my mother, Manorama, with the Lord Jesus Christ, just 16 days short of his 95th birthday. As many of us are entering a publicly recognized season of thankfulness and remembrance of our Savior’s incarnation, I wish to share with you these deep insights from my Appa. May they encourage your heart and bring glory to God.  

Click here or the newsletter image to find out the lessons Dr. John Richard learned.

 Also including in the RR Crossing:

  • Update on Media Outreach
  • Report from the GProCommission team
  • Ramesh’s third-quarter travels
2018-10-02T22:43:56+00:00

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Replacing the “Evangelicals!”: An article by Ramesh Richard, an unsought honor and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“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 patient understanding and reading, as I depart from expository and spiritual comment, from theological and sometimes philosophical remarks, to a piece with social, even political impact.

Here’s the question I address in view of distinctly contemporary realities…”

Click here to find out the question Ramesh asks and read his full article.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Ramesh’s recent travels
  • Updates on national Global Proclamation Academies held in five countries

 

2018-04-02T18:07:34+00:00

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God-Sent John: A reflection on John Richard’s life by Ramesh Richard, the ENLARGE fund and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“As a bondservant of the most High One, his Lord Jesus Christ, John Richard frequently said, “I have found God to be utterly trustworthy, wholly reliable, and entirely dependable.”

John Richard began full-time employment as a wireless operator at 16 and continued at that till he was 42. Then called by God…”

Click here to read Ramesh’s full devotional which memorializes his earthly father as a global Christian servant.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • 2018 ministry theme
  • Update on 2018 Dallas Global Proclamation Academy

 

2018-04-02T18:08:39+00:00

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Power Points from Pain Points by Ramesh Richard, a look at 30 years of God’s faithfulness and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“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…”

Click here to read Ramesh’s full devotional on how we can let our pain points remain problems, or we can allow them to become points of power—power points that present God’s strength and presence better than their audiovisual cousins.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Update on GProCommission for Trainers of Pastors
  • Reports on national Global Proclamation Academies
  • Dr. Richard’s fourth-quarter travels

 

2018-11-09T19:09:12+00:00

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Salvation Grammar: Reformation’s Nouns and Prepositions by Ramesh Richard, 2017 national GPAs, and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“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 salvation were …”

Click here or the newsletter image to read Ramesh’s full devotional on reinforcing the Reformation’s grammar of salvation for continued spiritual growth.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Reports on 2017 national Global Proclamation Academies
  • Dr. Richard’s summer of reflection and action
2018-11-09T19:09:40+00:00

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Messaging God: iA.S.K by Ramesh Richard, 2017 Dallas and national GPAs, and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“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 or iDie in the two largest lands in the world…”

Click here or the newsletter image to read Ramesh’s full devotional on the theology and practice of biblical prayer.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Reports on 2017 Dallas and national Global Proclamation Academies
  • Dr. Richard’s shift in ministry focus back to the core: Personal Proclamation
2018-03-14T14:01:44+00:00

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Ramesh’s devotional on spiritual moronism, 2017 GPAs, and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

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 qualities to those of the fools of Proverbs, and I must acknowledge a moronic streak in my mind and heart. Sadly, sometimes I behave as though there is no God, attempt to do life on my own, and don’t obey what I know is God’s wisdom. And before you are too quick to jump to conclusions about me, I recommend you take a close look in a fogless, magnifying mirror.”

Click here to read Ramesh’s full devotional on the Bible’s instructions for combating moronism.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • An organizational reclamation of Ramesh’s personal proclamation
  • 2017 Dallas and national Global Proclamation Academies
2018-03-14T14:01:44+00:00

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Ramesh’s New Year devotional, God’s perfect timing, and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“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 of life: ‘…and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes.’ Each New Year’s Day provides us yet another opportunity to become new again, to do life over, and to be renewed. Chesterton finished his thought with the following: ‘Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.'”

Click here to read Ramesh’s full devotional on the five key features of the spiritual life to remember as we enter 2017.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • The new RREACH Chair of Biblical Preaching and Pastoral Ministries at SAIACS (South Asia Institute for Advanced Christian Studies)
  • God’s “last-minute” provision for Dr. Richard’s fourth-quarter travels
2018-03-14T14:01:45+00:00

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Guidance, comfort and wisdom during U.S. elections from international Christians, a joyous GPA reunion, and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“To me, this election seems poised to launch larger and longer consequences for the nation than ever before. This presidential election seems as existentially confusing as it is historically critical because neither candidate fully aligns with my views and both seem unworthy of my trust…But I need not wring my hands in fret and doubt. Why? We are not the only ones facing all-important elections this year…Christians from other nations regularly face the dilemma of the ‘devil and the deep blue sea.’ These fellow believers offer us some guidance, comfort and wisdom.”

To read Ramesh’s full article (1400 words), click here.

If you believe this election comment could be beneficial to others, please feel free to forward this newsletter along. Let us know if you would like the stand-alone article emailed to you as well, for you to share with any who might need this kind of comfort and guidance around you.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Joyous GPA reunions in Bangkok
  • Dallas and national GPAs kick off again in 2017
  • Ramesh’s recuperation, resuscitation and revitalization