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Debating Muslims/Critics: Some Precautions 002

Debating Muslims/Critics: Some Precautions 002[Part of My Memoirs] In the last post I said that anyone who debates critics — either in private or in public — should be well prepared. Lack of preparation has led to many sorry situations…

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Debating Muslims/Critics: Some Precautions 001

Debating Muslims/Critics: Some Precautions 001[Part of My Memoirs] Kerala has become a hot-bed of debates between Christian and Muslims or Atheists/critics of Christian faith. Debate is both a science as well as an art, and one needs to prepare well…

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BBI: My Memories Of A Great Centre Of Theology –001

Great institutions do not happen by themselves. Rather, they are created by the hard work of visionaries. The Brethren Bible Institute at Pathanamthitta (Kerala, India) is one such great institution. I had the privilege of being associated with it right…

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Elsie Baby & Baby Mathews [Great Mentors] — I

Picture: Shot in 1990 in their home in USA I cannot ever forget Elsie Baby and Baby Mathews. Among them, Elsie is more widely known among the Brethren because of her extensive writing ministries. I had known from the time…

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Samuel John: He Transformed My Ministry!

The first step and the last step of a race are most important. These can make or break the race. The brother who gave me the first major push in book-publishing is Samuel John, a person who did not even…

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Systematic Theology: The Birth of a Classic 006

The actual writing of the Systematic Theology book started in December 1996. The publisher gave us 12 months to complete the project, and all of us got  heavily involved into the project with the deadline in mind. This was no…

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Systematic Theology: The Birth of a Classic 005

Pic: Dr. OM Samuel around 1996 When He Agreed To Join The Systematic Theology Team Writing an indigenous Systematic Theology for the first time in an Indian language (Malayalam) was an unusual challenge. Such a work was never done by…

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Systematic Theology: The Birth of a Classic 004

Pic: Sampson D’Cruz (Now In Full-time Ministry) Who Joined The Project As A Scribe As soon as Vadavana’s Magazine announced that we were going to write and publish a Systematic Theology, there was a big commotion in the Kerala Christian…

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