Author: Ms. Petra Vandewater

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

What does work mean to us? For some of us it means creativity, productivity, positive challenges, significance, pride of accomplishment, enjoyable relationships and stimulating challenges. Others among us find their work boring, futile, hard, too much. In the first case it can give positive stress, in the other occasion it can cause negative stress.

The Bible tells us a variety of things about work. Already at the moment of creation God's purposes for work were to meet our needs, to...

Author: Dr. Susheel K.Tharien

The Church today has preachers, pastors, teachers, evangelists and even a new group of leaders called worship leaders. Excellent. But most churches lack counsellors. Almost all the above mentioned people can double as counsellors. But most do not have the time or training. Yet counselling is an important part of pastoral care and evangelism.

What is the role of a counsellor in the church?

Many regard counselling as fire fighting or trouble shooting, meaning something for which one goes in times of serious problems or crisis. Counselling may indeed be needed at such times but it needs to go beyond it. Health...

Author: Ann Kaneesh

Globalization and technological developmental have revolutionized the field of media. Media provides the global happenings to the whole humanity. India has been rapidly moving towards integration with the world market. One consequence of liberation is that the country has opened its doors to new information technologies. Media makes a huge impact on adolescents, because they are in a developmental stage of identity formation, risk taking, peer pressure, and puberty. They have difficulties in differentiating real from unreal. Media glamorises violence and it disinfects the consequences of violence. Ms. Kamla Mankakar, a senior journalist...

Author: Dr. Radha Paul

Culture and its impact on human life.

Culture, according to The Collegiate Encyclopedia by Merriam Webster, “ is the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief and behaviour that is both a result of and integral to human kind’s capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations. Culture thus consists of language, ideas, beliefs, customs, taboos, codes, institutions, tools, techniques, works of art, rituals, ceremonies and symbols……..An individual’s attitude, values, ideals and beliefs are greatly influenced by the culture or cultures in which he or she lives.”…

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Author: Mrs. Mary Paul

The word Adoption simply means to take for your own. The kind of questions that keep ringing inside every person who contemplates adoption cannot be stilled. The probing will not stop. One person’s past shapes another’s future.  One woman’s despair becomes another’s hope.

In this context it would be apt indeed to call upon everyone to bear one another’s burden thus fulfilling Gods plan.

The National policy for children, adopted by the Government of India in 1974 describes the nation’s children as the supremely important asset.

The primary responsibility of looking after the needs and problems of the destitute and...