“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27, ESV).
The call came to the administrators of Khulna Bible College. “Mrs. Baidya has had a stroke and would very much appreciate a visit from Mike Brooks.” This elderly lady is one of the original members of a rural congregation almost three hours drive from the college campus. She and her late husband had provided the land on which the small tin and wood church building which the church used for about 25 years had stood. One son and at least two daughters still live in the village and are members of the congregation. I was happy to comply with her request and, accompanied by several men from KBC, made the trip a few days later. Continue reading “Visiting the afflicted”
Understanding the urgency of our spiritual life… Continue reading If you can, do
Give the world what they don’t expect… Continue reading What do you want?
We need to be able to see past ourselves into the hearts of others. Continue reading Christians must have empathy
One of my duties at school is to man the cafeteria during lunch hour. Although it can get rather hectic, it gives me time around children that I wouldn’t regularly see throughout the day. Continue reading An Elementary Attitude
Earthquakes have again struck the South Pacific region. The first was the strongest, occurring on September 29, registering as a magnitude 8.0. The force of the shifting plates beneath the surface of the ocean led to a tsunami. Continue reading The Ripple Effect
What do you envision when you think of “meditation”? Someone sitting in the lotus position with their eyes closed, softly humming “Ohm” repeatedly as they think of nothing? That’s what has been taught by some as they urge their disciples to “transcend” this world. Continue reading Retraining The Brain