Chaplain’s Letters

  • The Nest: A Compelling Image of the Sanctuary - Of the many exciting events we are looking forward to in March, one is the Nesting Sunday, a variant way of looking at the Mothering Sunday, which falls on the fourth of Lent. Psalm 84 is attributed to the Korahittes and is a splendid imagery of what it means to be in the House of... Continue Reading →
  • Building the Faith Community - In Christ, we, though many, form one body. Each member belongs to all the others. Rom 12: 5 We are constantly engaged in being part of community building. While we affirm that we are many, each different and unique in specific ways, we also affirm that the many can together form one body. The transition... Continue Reading →
  • Let Us Give Hope Another Chance - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 It was with great hopes and expectations that we entered 2022. We had hoped that the Pandemic would slowly make way for life to return... Continue Reading →
  • Our Task as a Church in Times Like This - As we come to the end of another year, the Biblical verse that comes to me as a prayer for the advent season and as reminder of our task as a church, for the new year is 3 John 1:2. “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be... Continue Reading →
  • 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 →

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