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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.
Sadhu Sundar Singh is one of the well-known Indian Christians. His dramatic encounter with Jesus, intense devotion to Christ, mystical experiences and daring journeys across the snow-clad mountains to Tibet are memorialized in the collective consciousness of the Indian Church...
Mahatma Gandhi's Christian Friends It is not entirely uncommon to hear: "Christians were angrez (foreigners), they were not part of the freedom struggle". But, unfortunately, even a plain reading of history would reveal the participation of Indian-Christians in the struggle...
The everyday experience of Indian-Christians is that of a wholesome identity that is at once Indian and Christian. The history of the indigenisation of Indian Christian identity is largely unknown to most of us. India became free and independent on...
Read 1 Kings 21: 1 – 19 ( Watch the Story) Questions for Conversations What is this passage about?Imaginatively present this story as a Media News story (Ask the group to prepare a presentation)Why did Ahab want Naboth’s vineyard? Why would...
1 Samuel 18: 6 - 9 When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul by singing and dancing, with joyful songs and...
For God alone my soul waits in silence from him comes my salvation (Ps. 62:1) We live in a world of noise, and it is almost impossible to break from the normalcy of noise. Our minds are loud and busy....
Most reviews of SNW say that it feels “like the good old days of Star Trek but still fresh”. We love the crew, don’t we? They bring their humanity into space with them. Most importantly, they care deeply for one...
SNW - S-1 E-1 Captain Pike Gets Recalled tells the story of a bad first-contact scenario. USS Archer is sent to Kiley 279 after signs of a working warp engine are identified. First Officer Una and her team lose contact,...
“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.” Star Trek - the...
This is a two-part article on Jesus’ use of money, wherein I focus on a few texts and attempt to correlate Jesus’ teachings on money with his use of money. In this second part, we will see how Jesus...