The False Gospel of Visionary Success

“The whole problem is that churches don’t operate like businesses,” the businessman explained. “If they did, we’d all be a lot better off.” I can’t remember what prompted this discussion, but I heard it a few times from this man and others. Pastors should look to business leaders for inspiration. Churches should adopt business practices. Churches should also teach their people how to do this so that they know how to really live well in this world. It’s widespread. It’s the false gospel of ...
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Everyday Parsi: Khushru Master

Our sixth author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Ervad Khushru Master of Auckland, New Zealand. Khushru shares the “Memories of a 12 year-old-mohbed” All of 12, I vividly recall how excited my younger brother  Neville and I were for our first muktad  at Sir Jamshetjee Jeejebhoy Agiary better known as Sir ni Agiary. It may be something due to the fact that our father Khursetjee Vajifdar was a devout and dynamic dastur who got us started with public service as a young age.  In sp...
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7 Books to Help You Think About and Manage Your Digital Life

No pieces of technology are as central to modern existence as our digital devices. Just as primitive man always had a knife at hand to hunt, skin animals, and whittle for pleasure, our phones and laptops are the critical tools in both our work and play, constantly on our bodies, or just a quick reach away.  The connection is so intimate, so undeviating, that it’s hard to get real perspective on the relationship between ourselves and our devices. What is the technology giving us? What is it taki...
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Football scholarship: Arzan Todywalla off to U.S College

Former St Kentigern student Arzan Todywalla is off to further his football aspirations after being offered a scholarship at St Mary’s College in Moraga, California. Good enough to trial for Birmingham City as a youngster in 2014, Todywalla is hoping to make a career in professional football after completing his studies offshore. He also works part time as a salesman at a local Noel Leeming store. Article by Jim Birchall | Times NZ Todywalla is a talented all-round sportsman having represented Ne...
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The World’s Best Hope for Enough Covid-19 Vaccine Comes from India

▲ Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Serum Institute, and his wife, Natasha, at their ranch in Pune, India. Photographer: Subhash Sharma for Bloomberg Businessweek The Serum Institute of India is preparing to crank out a billion doses. And that’s just the beginning. By Ari Altstedter | Bloomberg As chief executive officer of the Serum Institute of India, the largest manufacturer of vaccines in the world, Adar Poonawalla can produce about 1.5 billion doses a year of almost any inoculation. He has ma...
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Podcast #635: The Existentialist’s Survival Guide

Life isn’t an easy road to navigate. We’re moody creatures, susceptible to an array of psychological setbacks, emotional ups and downs, fruitless searches for meaning, and trials posed by anxiety, depression, and despair. It’s the kind of journey one needs a survival guide for, and my guest today says one of the best can be found in the writings of existential philosophers.  His name is Gordon Marino and he’s a football and boxing coach, a professor of philosophy, and the author of The Existe...
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The IranShah Initiative: Education With Vision 2020 – Part 2 of 3

Knowledge Is PreciousWisdom Is PricelessHappiness Is Infectious How we can become an instrument of education Through our innate inspiration To bring about a transformation In our future generation. By supporting these Prime-Star Goals Of The IranShah Initiative The Star Of Knowledge Knowledge regarding the right understanding of wisdom and obedience with truthfulness; to become among those who are celebrated for spreading true accounts of the good religion through rel...
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The world of Parsi matchmakers: Bringing together eligible singles to help preserve a shrinking community

Most Parsi matchmakers maintain Excel sheets or handwritten diaries of profiles and a collection of bio-datas. They don’t advertise their services at all; it is word of mouth or social media chatter that does the job. Article by Huzan Tata | Firstpost “Sima Taparia from Mumbai” is the phrase that went viral as soon as the series Indian Matchmaking dropped on Netflix last month. ‘Regressive’, ‘casteist’ and ‘sexist’ are just a few terms people used to describe the show that gives a glimpse int...
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Everyday Parsi: Nazneen Thanawalla Spliedt

Our seventh author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Nazneen Thanawalla Spliedt of Northern California, United States Nazneen writes about her Muktad memories from Karachi Pakistan. My earliest memories of celebrating the Muktad Days in Karachi were as a young child, when my Maternal Uncle passed away and my Grandmother had his Muktads performed at home. With tables laid with fruits, flowers, divo, and every day some delicious food prepared, we would remember the souls of the depar...
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