HL Richard

Relational Dynamics With Hindus

There is no simple formula that explains human relationships. Why some relationships seem natural and easy while others are strained and difficult cannot be easily understood, and certainly cannot be worked into a universal formula. Relational complexity only increases when extending beyond two people to group dynamics. These rather obvious observations need to be front…

Disciple Making Among Hindus – Review by HL Richard

Editor’s Note: We’ve featured this book earlier, but wanted to also share this review from HL Richard.    Disciple Making among Hindus: Making Authentic Relationships Grow by Timothy Shultz (Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2016) reviewed by H. L. Richard This book is short and in simple and clear English directly makes its points; yet it…

Visa Wives – Book Review

Visa Wives: Emigration Experiences of Indian Women in the USA By Radhika M. B. Gurgaon: Penguin Random House India, 2016, pp. 332 + xxv Reviewed by H. L. Richard This book seems to be for and about Indian women but is very highly recommended reading for Americans who are interested to befriend Indian women in…

Teaching Biblical Concepts in Hindu Contexts

The following is a slightly edited excerpt taken from HL Richard’s article entitled “Cultivating Reticence” (available here).   This paper is suggestive rather than prescriptive and seeks to introduce a change of perspective in those who seek to convey biblical teaching to Hindus. Four core issues in biblical understanding will be briefly considered. Thinking and…

Kalagara Subba Rao

Kalagara Subba Rao (1912-1981): Christo-Centric Avoidance of Church and Christianity K. Subba Rao was a Kamma from Andhra Pradesh. He grew up as a cynic against religion and led a rebellious life against religion and religious leaders. He managed to get an education and a job as a teacher, and married in 1937. His dissolute…