Convert or Be Damned?

If somebody's fallen in love with the Word and wishes to be a part of a fellowship, let them be. Let the bindis be. Let the jewelry, the clothes, the sacred threads, the idols be.

Convert or Be Damned?

India has seen a spate of attacks against various people groups – the minorities, so to speak, in recent times. The Dalits, Muslims, Christians, women have all been a target of it. Activists, for instance, have been protesting the purification of the main shrine of a temple because a woman entered it. A Dalit family […]

The Tattooed Preacher

What do you call a bearded, tattooed, power-radiating, dead-raising, grace-empowered, coffee-loving, God-chasing biker?

The Tattooed Preacher

What do you call a bearded, tattooed, power-radiating, dead-raising, grace-empowered, coffee-loving, God-chasing biker? Todd Bentley. Welcome to Revival in torn jeans and a lion heart. Todd Bentley is not your everyday, just-another-brick-in-the-wall kind of preacher. He is, to put it mildly, a riot. A Spirit-filled riot. Born in Canada in a troubled household, he was […]

Doctrinal Exclusivity in the Indian Church

Doctrinal Exclusivism within Christianity is the idea that a particular set of doctrines is the only right one.

Doctrinal Exclusivity in the Indian Church

Doctrinal Exclusivism within Christianity is the idea that a particular set of doctrines is the only right one. As such, every teaching that doesn’t fit into the framework of the said doctrine is excluded from consideration as are its respective adherents. While this is not a problem exclusive to the Indian Church, the need to […]

Death Threats, Forced Conversions of Christians Cited in India

Death Threats, Forced Conversions of Christians Cited in India

Heightened hostilities against Christians in India that began late last year continued through a hot summer, with Hindu extremists threatening Christians and forcing them to “reconvert” to Hinduism, church leaders said. In Rajasthan in the northwest, 10 Christian families in Nakhnool village, near Alwar, have fled after intolerant Hindus harassed and threatened to kill them, […]

INA (Indian National Apostolic Diocese)

INA (Indian National Apostolic Diocese)

After the nation’s independence in 1947 the Government of India inherited main line episcopal dioceses and did not recognise the independent church body as a legal entity. The INA Diocese is the “Pioneer” government recognized Episcopal Independent Diocese successfully functioning under mandatory grounds with a recognized legal frame-work to ordain and award Bishopric governance for […]