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  • A compassionate world seen through Covid lens
    Rev Dr Phuveyi Dozo Naga United Village, Dimapur We are passing through a chapter of violent weather in the history of our world. The global pandemic reduced the world’s atmosphere into a small human family with great and huge challenge as well as a drastic change. Features that perpetuate global compassion are:  Global Scenario Seeing through Covid lens, our world is a fragile place of compassion with tears, desperation, pain, and transitory. Many good friends are
  • Bible, Vaccine and Christians
    James Kalong 1.    In the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation, there is no reference to “vaccine” of any sort, literally or metaphorically. 2.    The reference to 666 or “the number of the beast” in Revelation 13:18 has nothing to do with vaccine. The use of 666 in Revelation is an ancient practice of gematria for coded numbers which is accurately deciphered as “Nero Caesar” to refer to the cruel Roman emperor
  • First Mother's Day without Mom
    Tiala Imchen Dimapur No Word can Express the Power,  Beauty and Heroism of Mother's Love A Mother's arms are more Comforting Than anyone else's    One quite day the Angel's came, And took Mom far away But in the stillness of the night I could almost hear her say    “Dear daughter, I will miss you,  You mean So much to me,  But Jesus called me to His side, In Heaven I will be.     A place of God&#
  • To my dear MOTHER
    Your love is like that of the sky, the never-endingness; You watch over me just as the sunlight beams into darkness; You cleared what was rough to let my feet touch softness; You! Oh sweetest Mother never cease to smile; You carried me in your bosom when I was freezing cold;  You stayed wide awake when the temperature flared up like fire; You carried me near your own skin while working muddy paddy water; You! Oh sweetest Mother never cease to care; You sewed the left over
  • First time celebrating Mother’s Day without her
    Kezhokhoto Savi Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring the mothers of the family, as well as motherhood bonds, and the influence of mother in society. It is celebrated every second Sunday of May in India and on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. Every Mother’s Day I celebrates my mother’s  life to appreciate her for what she has played an immensely important role in my life and who was selfless, shower unc
  • Mother, my role model: A tribute
    Ms. Bonglih P Konyak B.A 6th Semester, Modern College Kohima “Mothers don’t sleep; they just worry with their eyes close”      The person whom I look up to, the person who understand me even in silence, the person who constantly prays for me, the person whom I can rely on in any situation, the person who inspires me, the person don’t judge me, the person who is my best friend at all time, is my mother who is also my role model.My mother is a
  • The Power of Prayer
    Tingthuilungbou Pamai Doctor of Ministry, Chil-Chil Global University We often stopped praying because the outcome seems decided, because too many days or months or years have passed. Many a time, the doctor’s report, or the negativity around us keep us from hearing Jesus say, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7)? Discouragements and distractions, which come in many kinds and ways, often kee
  • POST-EASTER RUMINATIONS: To Forgive and to be Forgiven
    Dr. Brainerd Prince It’s been a few days since we remembered Good Friday and celebrated Easter Sunday, and yet their themes continue to challenge and confront us. I have thought long and hard about this – being humans living in a network of relationships invariably brings us to spaces of conflict and hurt where we rub each other the wrong way. Consciously and often unconsciously, through our words and actions we regularly hurt those around us and equally get hurt by t
  • What significance does Resurrection have for us?
    YL Jami, IAS (Retd) Kushiabill, Dimapur The resurrection of Christ from the dead signifies that Jesus Christ is Lord of all. Before Jesus ascended to heaven he could triumphantly report, "All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me" (Matt.28:18). When a new king was ready to assume his throne in ancient times, tradition required a ceremony of pomp and power. In regal splendor the ruler stepped forward to assume the symbols of authority: a crown, a scepter, or a
  • Jesus is the life in the Vine
    Selie Visa "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5) Jesus Christ considers all believers as his earthly fruit-bearing branches. There are two premises to be considered. The first is that Jesus is the vine, and we are the branches. The second is that when severed from the stem, the branches will become ineffective and useless.The very existence of a branch depends on
  • Christianity in secular world
    Mapu Jamir (IAS Retd) Dimapur Israel is one country where you breathe religion. Jerusalem is sacred to three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Synagogues, churches and mosques rub shoulders at every street corner. They all have Abrahamic background. But they never had perfect relationships with each other. The seed of inter-religious conflict was sown here with disastrous consequences around the world. Today Christianity needs a sensitive awareness and
  • The rise of many false prophets
    Selie Visa False prophets are not new to us any more than they were new in Jesus’ day. There were prophets in ancient Israel as with Ahab (1 Kings 22). In Jeremiah’s day there were more of them than true prophets as he wrote that the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction (Jeremiah 5:31) which caused God’s judgment to come upon them for prophesying falsely in his name (Jeremiah 27:15). God’s hand will be against the prophets who se
  • Is December 25 the birthday of Jesus Christ?
    Selie Visa Christmas (Christ + Mass) is not a literal birthday nor was Jesus born on 25th December. It is a day for religious service in commemoration of the incarnation of Christ. The Bible account mentions the shepherds watching over their flocks in the fields by night. So it is unlikely that Jesus was born in December since sheep are not kept out-door during such cold seasons. Some Christians disapprove the celebration of Christmas because historically it coincides with Sat
  • A man leaves his parents and is united with his wife
    Selie Visa Scripture reading: Genesis 2 24   That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.  Exodus 20:12 NIV Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. The closest union: God made the woman out of the man, to show that in a marriage the relationship between the husband and the wife is the closest union, and the most affectionate attachment
  • Advent-2020 amidst coronavirus: Its significance ‘here and now’  
    Dr. John Mohan Razu Immenseimportance is given to Advent in the Christian calendar than any other event. The reason being Advent ushers the faithful to adopt fresh insights and existential perspective. Further, Advent propels Christians to look forward toward a rapidly approaching event, one that sets the Christians to the ultimate point from which the entire episode is premised wherein Jesus, the Christ, taking the human form. Therefore, Advent is historic that unfolds Christ&rsquo
  • Baptist World Alliance to host virtual World Congress
    Global gathering scheduled for July 2021 Baptist World Alliance The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) is transitioning the 22nd Baptist World Congress to a fully virtual event on July 7-10, 2021. This decision was made in prayerful response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and as a result of collaborative discussions with global Baptist leaders. The Baptist World Congress is a quinquennial event originally scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July 2020. The event wa
  • The Church- ‘The sleeping giant’ (QuoVadis: Naga Christians)
    S C Jamir Former CM & Governor The present-day state of affairs in Nagaland leaves much to be desired, it saddens the heart to see the web of greed and deceit being indulged with impunity and with scant regard for the rule of law. The writings on the wall are evident today as Nagaland has become like a ship without a rudder. This has ultimately given birth to all forms of social evils resulting in Violence, killing, gun-culture, hatred, divisive forces and massive corruption wh
  • The last words to loved ones: The COVID-19
    Wati Longchar (Serampore) Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time … It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other  - Leo Buscaglia The Power of the Last Words   “Eli, Eli lama sabachthani?” – “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” were the last words of Jesus recorded in the gospel according to St. Matthew (Matt. 27:46).  Till today, Christians remember Jesus’ last words and continues
  • The emerging cultic churches
    Rev Fr G L Khing Kohima The term ‘cult’ refers to a system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object. All religions are cultic in nature, yet the object of worship is God. A diversion from this true worship leads to erroneous cult where human beings begin to take the place of God. To divert the attention of believers from worshiping the One True God, some people rise up to certain heights and claim themselves to be new gods or g
  • Spiritual Revival amid Physical Pandemic
    Phuveyi Dozo Naga United Village, Dimapur COVID pandemic circumstance prevents Christians from gathering in church buildings for worship.  The Lord Jesus told us that we would have changed time and place to worship God (John 4:21-24).  Our church buildings are beautiful but our hearts are the temples of God (1Cor 3:16; 6:19; 2Cor 6:16) where God dwells. As branches, our hearts are intricately parts of the body of Jesus Christ as the true vine (John 15:5-6). Spiritual supp