Luis Palau on Fearless Evangelism

Evangelism is the best form of social action. It deals with the root of the problem, not with the symptoms. Yet why do we shrink away from it—what are we afraid of? Luis Palau addresses our fears in light of Christ and the power of the Spirit to not only better, but change lives. Read…

Bhangra, Cows and Parmesan Cheese

Bhangra, Cows and Parmesan Cheese

Narinder Singh, a young Sikh takes a pair of shoes from another worshiper who has just arrived at the Gurdwara.  A few steps behind him are several metal shelves full of shoes in all colors and sizes. As I look around in the big compound, I see many more worshippers walking up the stairs to…

Releasing Resources: Diaspora & Dollars

Affirmed and motivated, the diaspora Christians can be major contributors in supporting the global mission enterprise. “That is impossible. We have limited resources.” These are words I hear quite frequently in response to the challenge for national churches of low to middle-income countries to accelerate their participation in global missions. It is unfortunate that many…

Religious Pluralism in the Context of the 21st Century Global Diaspora

A Case of Canadian Pluralistic Communities and the Evangelical Response Migration or diaspora, the movement of people from one region to another, has at least four major off-shoots. These are: urbanization, multi-culturalism, “hybridity,” and in places where cultural diversity is embraced – religious pluralism. This is true in my own country, Canada, and of our…

Discipleship Essentials, Discipleship Applied, and the Life of Jesus

Who is Jesus? What do we know about him? Does Jesus ask anything of us? Because Jesus is central to the Christian faith, it is vital for followers of Jesus to know Him and more about him; and for those exploring Christianity, to know what makes Jesus Christ unique, and worthy of our discipleship, devotion,…

Reaching the Scattered: The Sikhs in my Neighborhood

I was in our neighborhood mall the other night, when I encountered my old friend, who once served as vice president of my denomination, the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada. It was during his term in the early 1980s that the First Filipino Alliance Church (FFAC) in Edmonton was envisioned. I had the privilege…

Sikhs and South Asians in Spain -Stories from the road side (2018)

Sikhs and South Asians in Spain -Stories from the road side (2018)

Sunday morning in ‘El Raval’ one of Barcelona’s multi-ethnic neighborhoods. The streets are filled with people from diverse cultures including Pakistanis and people from India. The low-cost housing and easy access to public transport makes this neighborhood an economical place for immigrants. We made our way to the Gurdwara through one of the narrow backstreets…

Sikhs in Latina

Sikhs in Latina (Italy) travel diary 2017

Ramesh pushed his bike along the dirt path in San Vito when I met him. I needed to ask for direction as I did not find the nearby Gurdwara that was supposedly in that area. He was very kind and in his broken English offered to show me the way. As we walked together the…