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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.
Gen 13: 1 - 12 So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold. From the...
Jesus' teaching on money (possessions) is quite radical and challenging.  However,  we must read his teachings in their immediate social context/s instead of arriving at easy (or quick) conclusions.  Jesus’ teaching on money is strewn all through the four Gospels....
The Bible exhorts us to “be hospitable”. Interestingly, Tamil culture places a high premium on the concept of Virunthombal (Hospitality).  Classical Tamil literary texts highlight the many noble aspects of hospitality and extoll its role in the life ethics...
Bible reading must prepare our congregations for their own radical change. Churches in the Global South are called to explore new themes that speak to the realities of their congregations. Like elsewhere, Housing is one of the defining economic issues...
God brought every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens to Adam to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name ( Genesis 2:19). We are made in...
In the movie, the Passion of the Christ, Jesus’ suffering and death evokes a sense of sadness. Jesus was a good man who suffered death unjustly. As the story unfolds you wonder, ‘Why did God forsake Jesus?’ The question: ‘Where...
"When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives." (Mt. 26:29 – 31 and Mk 14: 26). The Gospel writers – Mathew and Mark – mention Jesus singing a hymn (Mt. 26:29 – 31 and...
Generosity is a defining feature of the Christian life and witness. The Church at Philippi was exemplary in love, resilience and partnership in the Gospel. However, not many are familiar with their partnership in the "defence and confirmation of...
This is the kind of life you've been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it,...
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...