• No churches left in Afghanistan - US State Department
    The US State Department has reported that there is not one Christian church or school left in Afghanistan.The absence of Christian churches and schools exists despite the decade-long war the United States has been fighting against the Taliban and the $440 billion taxpayers have shelled out for the war.According to the department’s annual International Religious Freedom Report for July through December of 2010, released just last month, “There is no longer a public Christian
  • Don’t Let Your Pulpit Be Defiled
    Visiting ministers can be a great blessing to any church. But if you don’t do your homework, you could be inviting disaster.A friend of mine recently told me that the leaders of a ministry invited a prominent American preacher to speak at a conference. During discussions about the engagement, the preacher’s handlers explained two of the terms of his visit: (1) he was always to be addressed as “apostle” by anyone who spoke to him; and (2) he was to be ushered out
  • Your People!
    Taliakum Pongen is a PH. D Research Scholar in linguistics at the English & Foreign Language University, Hyderabad. He has a burden to reach out to the intellectuals with the Gospel and interested in apologetics. He will be contributing regularly to The Morung Express for Faithleaf. You may contact him and give feedback at: Exodus 32:7& 11: “And the LORD said to Moses, “Go, get down! For your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt
    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Ephesians 6:10(This photograph is the creative work of MTakum Aier who takes great joy in doing everything for “the glory of God alone.” He is currently undertaking an Animation Course at Arena Animation, Delhi.)
  • If I had my life to live over
    If I Had My Life To Live Over.......I would have talked less and listened more.I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day becaus
  • The Voice
    David had taken Uriah’s wife to be his wife. He had covered up the hidden, works on how he got her. But what he did was not right before God. So, God sent Nathan to David to tell him that what he did was wrong. David repented. Then came King Solomon. He was very wise. But when he was old, his wives turned his heart away from God.The wise saying of the old would not be there if life was easy. Many people would remember and heed the words of the forefathers. Though they might not h
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
    In “The Last Temptation of Christ “, the Jesus we worship was portrayed as a confused sinner who struggled because of the sinful impulses in Him. The movie which is based on a novel “The Last Temptation of Christ “written by Nikos Kazantzakis is as controversial as the contents are. This act of heresy eventually created a legacy by a lunatic who signed his name in the book of hell through his own acts of deception.In a press statement Martin Scorsese, the direct
  • From gangs to God’s child: Lecrae
    In the latest video featured on, a website devoted to sharing the powerful testimonies of lives transformed through the Gospel, Lecrae Moore tells his own story of personal struggle and hope found in Christ.All his life, Lecrae Moore wanted to feel a sense of significance. Growing up in a single parent home without a father, whom he never met, and a mother who was constantly working, he wrestled to find a sense of worth whether through his rapping or other activities.To h
  • Children of Divorce
    Dr Judith Wallerstein is a respected psychologist known for her research on the long-term effects of divorce. Her book, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25-Year Landmark Study, has created a media stir. Divorce, she confirms, is not an event children quickly get over. In fact, the effects of divorce on children are profound and cumulative.In her study, Wallerstein followed 130 children from 60 middle-class families in northern California for 25 years. Her findings are depressing whe
  • Journey fueled by faith
    Steven Curtis Chapman will make a rare visit to this area with a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday in Liberty Church, Shrewsbury, as part of his Songs and Stories tour with Christian songwriters Andrew Peterson and Josh Wilson.With a happy family, a life anchored in faith, and a musical career as one of the country’s leading singer/songwriters of contemporary Christian music, Steven Curtis Chapman could well have felt blessed as 2008 dawned.He still does.But there’s been a profound
  • Thankful Always
    Giving thanks is one part of life that holds big virtues. It may not be as always as saying a two word “Thank you”. Sometimes it can be the hardest thing to say. Being thankful brings lot of things into picture. It can simply mean we value it, be it people, things or situation. We may have learned to be thankful when our needs are met or when someone shows their care. But we can be thankful of things which often go unnoticed: the daily bread, shoes and clothes to wear, fami
  • YES to life, hope, peace and purity
    LiveJam began in 2005 with a mission dedicated to bring and show the ‘NOW GENERATION’ that they can live their lives to the fullest and say NO to drugs, alcohol, violence and immorality by saying YES to life, hope, peace and purity. For the first time the LiveJam team led by Bonny Andrews were here in Nagaland with his band members as part of the BreakFree Tour 2011. The Morung Express in an exclusive interview with Bonny Andrews and his band members talk about their histor
  • Monster inside of me
    A couple of years ago, I asked some students in my class to write feedback. They replied me with lots of unbelievable feedback in pieces of papers- both appreciations and suggestions. But one thing that struck a troubled cord of my mind was, around one-third of the respondents could see monster inside of me, that is, “anger and fiery temper.” I know that I have anger and fiery temper, I also know that the Bible says, “He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding
  • Loving again
    Now there is this man who has struggled with drug abuse for many years. He wanders when he will be completely free of it. He remembered the first time he tried out of curiosity. Now, he is hooked and has tried enough with all the possibilities around him to overcome it. He is tired. At times he thought he is free but the desire would flares up pushing his body into a state of so much hunger that his longing for it cuts every thought that tries to fight back. The body no more hides its
  • Serving God in the Family Business
    People often idealize working for a Christian organization. Are we wrong to expect a Christian workplace to be different?Will Graham: When we hire people, one of the things that we really try to listen for is if whether or not they feel called to ministry with our organization. We’ve gotten a lot of resumes from qualified people, but if they’re not called, ultimately, they’re not going to fit. They may be wonderful Christian people, but they’re not who we’
  • Teaching children to tame their tongues
    If you have children, you probably have given them the warning, “Stop saying that!” Did you know that God’s Word teaches that the tongue is something to be tamed? James 3:8 says, “But no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.” It is true that such a tiny little body part has great power. So how do you teach your child to keep his tongue under control? Here is some help for three big tongue problems.Problem 1: LyingWhen a chi
  • Basic values on church sports
    What can be more natural than sharing Jesus after having built a relationship through playing sports? Throughout the world there are many more recreational athletes than professional athletes. As recreational athletes are trained to use their sporting talents for the gospel the world will be turned upside-down for the Kingdom of God.WHY CHURCH SPORTS?Why is the Church Sports so important? The answer is quite simple. Nobody wants to work on something and put his energy in something that
  • One word that would make the difference
    Dear readers, I have three particular incidents that stick in my mind today. Recently, a young girl student in my class asked, “sir, is that your car, the maroon colour, outside”? I give her a delicious smile and quipped, “I don’t even own a bicycle.” And she quickly appeases me, “that’s an honest living.”It was really a thought-provoking answer. What prompted her to refer “honest living”, if I don’t own a car? The answe
  • The Judgment of God
    In this World – government God is revealed as wise, powerful and holy (Isaiah 40: 12-14, Ps. 104: 1-9, 10-24, 25-32, 33-35 respectively).  In the matter of theodicy, as in the concluding chapter of Job, there is no escape from the rigour of biblical theism.  Human logic cannot justify its desire to explain experience by supposing that God can err, or fail, or pass false judgment. Within this attributes of God displayed in His World-rule, holiness predominates and qualif
  • The End
    Ezekiel 3:7: “But the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, for they are not willing to listen to me: because all the house of Israel have a hard forehead and a stubborn heart.” Parenting still tops the list of the most difficult jobs in the world because of a hard forehead and a stubborn heart that both parents and children have. Parent or not, all of us are guilty of this nature hands down. This is also why God is very different from us. God’s focus