Chaplain’s Letters

  • Walking Together in Faith: An Invitation to Join the Walk - And Jesus said to those who believed in him, “If you continue in my Word, you are my true disciples. You will know the truth and the truth will make you free” ( John 18: 34,35) Christian Discipleship is an exciting journey. An intimate connect with Christ invites us into the joys, adventures and challenges... Continue Reading →
  • Watering and nurturing: Strategies for Church Growth - Greetings. Paul writing to the Corinthian Church affirms, I planted, Apollos watered but God made it grow. (1 Corinthians 3:6). While it is an undisputed fact that it is God who makes churches grow it also reminds us that each of us who in God’s providence are part of the life of the church has... Continue Reading →
  • We are the ancestors of the future generations - The eleventh Assembly of the World Council of Churches is concluding in Karlsruhe. (Find some photos at the end of this page.) Over four thousand delegates from all over the world spent ten days deliberating on the theme- Christ’s Love moves the world to reconciliation and unity. Much more than the debates, deliberations, and decisions... Continue Reading →
  • Where are Our Young People? - Let no one despise your youth, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 Where actually are our young people? I look for them around in the city of Freiburg and lo and behold- they are everywhere. This city is full of young... Continue Reading →
  • Indices of Spiritual health - Given an opportunity to ask for a boon, most people would ask for good health. Health has different components and physical health is just one of those. Other health indices include mental health, emotional health, intellectual health,  social health, economic health and spiritual health among others. Health is often regarded as a state of harmony... Continue Reading →
  • The Ethics and Ethos of Decision Making - Dear Friends Greetings of Pentecost! The beauty of the Pentecost celebration of Acts 2 is that people who lived in different cultural contexts could come together and despite the variety of languages they spoke, each person understood what was spoken by the apostles. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in... Continue Reading →
  • To be the Post-Pandemic Church - Dear Friends, Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We are beginning to acknowledge the fact that the Pandemic which is adapting itself into an epidemic is here to stay for some more time and we need to learn to co-sojourn with that and learn to be the post-pandemic church... Continue Reading →
  • Nine Marks of Christian Leadership - Dear Colleagues, Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!! April is an opportunity for us to take a closer look at the Passion of Christ and the mysteries and miracles around resurrection and the beyond. We travel this year through the meditation of the suffering of Christ in a context... Continue Reading →
  • Called to Care: The Distinctiveness of the Church at times like this - Dear Colleagues, The world is facing yet another unnecessary and unaffordable war. The far-reaching consequences of war is what human beings feign not to understand despite the tearful experiences of the past. Everyone knows all borders are arbitrary and if we start killing each other for the expansion of borders there would be nothing left... Continue Reading →
  • A Child Friendly Church: An Imperative Not an Option - Twelve Marks of a Child Friendly Church The health of a church can easily be gauged by the number of children who find themselves actively engaged in its life and ministry. An All-Age Church should always be sensitive to the children, lest the future present a bleak prognosis. We at ACF are blessed and privileged... Continue Reading →

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