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Rev Dr Jacob Cherian

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Rev Dr Jacob Cherian serves on the Faculty of Southern Asia Bible College, Bangalore.
Born in a manger? Many Christians feel that the Christmas season has arrived when they hear traditional songs—such as ‘Away in a manger’. There are songs in hundreds of languages that mention the manger—as in the words of a well-known...
The Divine Marvel  In C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, Aslan explains about the deeper magic from before the dawn of time: When an innocent victim voluntarily gives up his life for the guilty ‘son of Adam’, the stone...
Did God turn his face away? “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (Aramaic for “My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me?”). These were among the words that escaped the parched lips of the mutilated Messiah. They are mentioned in Mark...
The celebration of 40 days of Lent—beginning on Ash Wednesday and culminating in the events of the Holy or Passion Week—has been around since the fourth century. Of course, various events are commemorated (or not!) depending on the church...
Many of us will remember the story of Jesus deeply moved and weeping at the tomb of Lazarus (in John 11).  Did Jesus weep on Palm Sunday?   I don’t recollect anything of that sort. For us as young children, Palm Sunday...
“Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” You have probably heard these words. While this statement sounds biblical—which it is—the two phrases in this particular combination are not found in the Bible. Genesis narrates the creation of humans from the dust of...
John shook his head in what surely looked like bewilderment mixed with disappointment. How come he had never seen this before? He had grown up with the Scriptures, being born in a family of devout Christians. He knew the...