Reading the Gospel of John to the Nepali Context

Posted: July 8, 2014 in General


Seminar Session:

12th Sep.: “Reading the Gospel of John to the Nepali Context”
At Nepal Ebenezar Bible College, Jorpati,  Kathmandu, Nepal


Other Sessions

6th Sep.: Preaching at Bethshalom Puthalisadak Church (Nepali Service)
7th Sep.: Preaching at Bethshalom Puthalisadak Church (English Service)
8th till 10th Sep.: Teaching Johannine Theology at Bethshalom Faith School of Ministry
12th Sep.: Facilitating an Academic Forum on “Nepal Christian Theology”
13th Sep.: Preaching at Baisepati Church (Nepali Service)



6-13 September 2014


Resource Person:

Johnson Thomaskutty, UBS, Pune, India
  1. It is good to hear that you are attempting to read John in Nepali context. The only thing that is more interesting would be to know what “Nepali context” is all about. Also, knowing that you venerate a person like Ramesh Khatry, I wonder if your grasp of Nepali context is really that serious.

  2. Dear friend, my experience about Nepal is through my ten days’ previous stay in Nepal, through the interaction with several Nepali friends in India, and through reading the books. I am still attempting to know more about the Nepali context. I know that Nepali context is distinct but at the same time similar to the Indian realities. You are welcome to inform me more about this “distinctive and honorable context.” It is going to be my humble endeavor to read the Gospel of John into this context.

  3. Thank you for the response! As I went through your blog, I found it to be informative and engaging in the areas of your interests. I hope and trust that you will be able to translate your interests into the real blessings for the church at large. Often time, when talking about the “theologians” from our parts of the world, there is too much noise and not much music when it comes to really blessing the body of Christ. The case in point is the man in Nepal you elevate in your blog as the “First Theologian”. It is no secret for the Nepali Church that he has become a liability than an asset for the cause of Christ and his Church in Nepal. Somehow the air of “Scholarship” got too much pumped in him that he cannot land anymore in a real church setting; all he can do now is to attack the church in its pioneering stage before it really takes root. Therefore, my reason of being a bit dry to your attempt to read John in Nepali context is colored with what I read about him in you blog. I hope your focus, John, the disciple of love, will be a heaven sent message to a man who is filled with hate and bitterness towards the Nepali pastors who refuse to put the garlands of honor to the “First Theologian” of Nepal.

  4. I think that this blog is a public medium and it is always better to avoid personal attacks. My assessment was based on his academic achievements, not purely on the basis of personal aspects. Yes, I agree that scholarship and ecclesiological/practical aspects must go shoulder to shoulder.

    • Rev.Dr. H.G.Mithra says:

      I shall discuss in person, the points that Mr. Bhojraj has raised in his reply to imminent visit to Nepal. I am happy about engagement with NCTF. Dr. Mithra

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