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Rev Dr Johnson Thomaskutty

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Rev Dr Johnson Thomaskutty serves as the Professor of New Testament at United Theological College, Bangalore, India.
We are in the New Year. As the New Year dawns, we harbour new hope and aspirations. So then, how do we understand the theme of “newness”? The Gospel of John provides a list of new things to be...
During this festive season, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and also wait to embrace the New Year 2023. Though the Covid-19 pandemic hindered the celebration mood, the message of Christmas has already begun to reverberate in the...
During the Christmas season, Mary, the mother of Jesus, is often given a lot of importance. It's important to pay attention to Joseph. Read on!
The story of the man born blind in John 9:1-41 can be considered as a representative narrative that demonstrates the experiences of the disabled and marginal sections of people in the First Century AD context. The followers of Jesus...
The mission of sending is unique to both the Father and the Son. God sent his Son. Jesus sends His disciples into the world to do the mission of God and demonstrate His divine love. John 20:21 records Jesus' most...
Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer in John 17 is divided mainly into three parts: first, Jesus’ prayer for himself (vv. 1-5); second, Jesus’ prayer for the disciples (vv. 6-19); and third, Jesus’ prayer for the future believers/the world at...
The rapid spread of Corona/Covid-19 across the globe led to the shutdown of many countries. The aftermath of the crisis is severe on the global economy as the successive lockdowns have caused significant disruption across various sectors. As per reports,...
During this pandemic Covid-19 outbreak, the following things are noticeable: first, the number of the affected people are on an increase at least in some parts of the world; second, at the spiritual level, many people connect the disease...
A time of quarantine is a difficult period in life. Cambridge Dictionary defines quarantine as “a period of time during which an animal or person that might have a disease is kept away from other people or animals...
John 12:36b-50 is considered as the epilogue of the first part of the Gospel of John that is called the “Book of Signs.” The text reaffirms certain facts based on the previous narrative events. At the micro-level, the text...