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Samuel Thambusamy

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Samuel Thambusamy is a PhD candidate with the Oxford Center for Religion and Public Life.
God blesses those people who refuse evil advice and won’t follow sinners or join in sneering at God. Instead, the Law of the LORD makes them happy and they think about it day and night (Psalm 1: 1- 2) Happiness...
Laura Spinney, Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the World. Penguin Random House, 2018, 352 Pages. The Spanish Flu (1918) was nothing but a “great tidal wave of death.” It infected a third of the...
If delinquents like us lament in pain, will our voice be heard or is it in vain? - Master (2021) Then the Lord said, “I’ve clearly seen my people oppressed in Egypt. I’ve heard their cry of injustice because of...

Facing Fears

God, as a boy I used to be afraid of darkness; be scared of lizards; be fearful of crossing the streetand be absolutely terrified by ghost stories I used to be fearful of many people and things too.Luckily, I...
Samson could bring his enemies to their knees. Taunt them with his riddles, if not his pranks. In fact, he was the nemesis of every Philistine. But, not any longer! Samson was no longer a superhero he once was....
In this chapter, Paul shares with the Church at Philippi key principles for enjoying peace with others, with oneself and with any and every circumstance. The principles are amazingly simple and yet profound when applied to our life and...
We live in a ‘I-me-myself’ world. To seek the interests of others and to serve their needs is definitely a counter trend. Seeking the needs of others and serving their needs does not come easy for it requires us...
For me to live is Christ and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21) The Church at Philippi sent gifts to Apostle Paul through Epaphroditus (4:18). The Church was the earliest to establish a partnership with Paul and showed eagerness to...
Genesis 12: 10 – 20 Sam Thambusamy reflects on Abraham’s migrant life in Egypt (Gen. 12: 10 – 20). When they reached Egypt, Sarah was taken to Pharaoh’s house (v15). Sarah could not voice her protest. Abraham was...
God created us for relationships. Three ‘things’: Soil, Breath of life, and the rib in the Genesis account of Creation highlight the connectedness with God, the world around us and with others. “Soil”, “Breath of life” and “rib” in the story are illustrative of the inter-relatedness we have with the World, God and with other humans.