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Relationship Regrets From an Alongsider

How important are relationships to you? How many close friends do you have? How easily can you build relationships with people who are different than you? These are questions that have challenged and inspired me over the last several years. The longer I’ve come alongside Hindus, the more I continue to learn how important relationships…

Gathering, Giving and Guru-ing

Inside a Gujarati Hindu Temple Between 2 pm and 4 pm on any Sunday afternoon, a steady stream of cars approaches the 20-acre BAPS (Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan) temple complex in an eastern suburb of Los Angeles County. The cars, some of which have come from up to 50-75 miles away, are directed to a…

Quiz on Hinduism

As a part of a conference in North America that some of us recently attended, we put together a quiz to see how much people knew about Hindus and India. It was a lot harder than we thought to try to come up with items that were obviously one option or another, but we had…

The Old and the New

Throughout the history of Christian missions in India, there has been a debate as to what to do with the Old Testament. It is an old history that has nothing to do with India. It contains events and words that are violent and perhaps sub-Christian. It conveys an impression of an angry and demanding God,…