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Affluent Investor | June 26, 2017

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AboutVishal Mangalwadi, Author at Affluent Investor

Vishal Mangalwadi

Vishal Mangalwadi

Prof Vishal Mangalwadi directs the Centre for Human Resource Development in a Unversity in North India. He has authored 20 books and lectured in 40 countries. His exposition of Indian philosophy and Western thought and culture In books such as "The World of Gurus", and "The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization" are studied at university level.

Posts By Vishal Mangalwadi

June 20, 2017 |

The State has the Monopoly to Use Force Provided the State is Bound by Law

India remains a beacon of hope to colonies that became free after WW2: We can also govern ourselves with civility, without surrendering our sovereignty to our army.

Thanks to the lingering educational influence of the evangelical missionary movement and the … Read More

June 16, 2017 |

Imagine: Saddam Hussein, a White House Guest in 2002

President George W Bush had just won a decisive victory over Taliban’s terror in Afghanistan. He used his immense political capital to invite Iraq’s President, Saddam Hussein, to the White House. Hussein was to be honored Chief-Guest at American Thanksgiving. … Read More

June 14, 2017 |

Q: Why Are You Talking About Europe’s Soul?

Europe’s soul is the Bible. Can you lose the Bible’s worldview and save individual souls?

In America 70% Christian youth stop going to church when they start going to college. Only 3% of the church growth in America is due … Read More

May 24, 2017 |

Music + Terror = Pluralism: No Joy to the World

American singer and actress, Ariana Grande, was not the only one “broken” by Monday’s bomb-blast. It killed 22 of her fans and injured 59 more after her Manchester concert. Her words, “I have no words,” voiced the numbness of many.

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May 23, 2017 |

Can Europe Be Reformed Again?

Mr. Antero Laukannen, the Honourable Member of Parliament, asked a Finnish publisher to publish The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization. He contributed the Foreword. On April 25, during the book’s launch … Read More

May 11, 2017 |

The Cross: The Reason for Tolerance

The West is deeply divided regarding the Muslim refugees. Some welcome them, others oppose their presence, and most are nervous. One reason for nervousness is obvious: the West values its free press, the right to assemble and express one’s opinions, … Read More

May 8, 2017 |

The Cross: The Power of Faith

When the Chief Priests sent a mob to arrest Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, one of his disciples, Peter, drew his sword. He struck off the ear of one of the Chief Priest’s servants. The Lord rebuked Peter and … Read More

May 3, 2017 |

The Cross: The Power of Reconciliation

Rome used the cross to suppress its subjects. The Lord Jesus transformed it into the symbol of our freedom: our reconciliation with God and our enemies.

The United Nations and the USA were using all their resources to reconcile the … Read More

May 2, 2017 |

The Cross: The Power of Justice and Forgiveness

Once Europe adopt the cross as its emblem, it had to questions Rome’s traditional brutality. The cross transformed Roman jurisprudence in many ways: First, it adopted the principle that it is more important to let a criminal live until the … Read More

May 1, 2017 |

The Cross: The Power of Truth

The world has about 1.6 billion Muslims and only 14 million Jews. Yet, since 1901 only 3 Muslims have won Nobel Prizes in science and technology, compared to 140 Jews. Such uncomfortable facts prompted Dr. Rima Khalaf to investigate factors … Read More

April 24, 2017 |

The Cross: The Power of Love

The Jews hated the Romans. It is natural to hate terrorists who derive their legitimacy from their sword but are not elected by a free people because of their wisdom and record of public service. It takes supernatural strength to … Read More

April 21, 2017 |

The Cross — The Forgotten Power of the Kingdom of God

London’s iconic cathedral is dedicated to St. Paul because he is the spiritual father of Christian Europe. He brought to Europe the seeds of God’s kingdom.

Greek democracies had disintegrated centuries before Paul. He entered Europe through Macedonia — the … Read More

April 20, 2017 |

The Clash of the Cross and the Sword

Since 1950 Saudi Arabia’s widely displayed emblem depicts two naked swords “in saltire” beneath a palm tree. The Saudi Royal Standard includes a third, bigger, sword in its center. The sword symbolizes the Royal House of Saud. Ibn Saud (1876 … Read More

April 17, 2017 |

Religion of Death

It is possible to imagine that in the beginning there was no imagination — no life?

That creed affirms: Death is the Ultimate Reality. Death was there before the beginning. There was no Mycoplasma, no virus, no microbe, no amoeba; no … Read More

March 9, 2017 |

The Bible and the Windmill

In 1976, when Ruth and I moved into a village in one of the most backward districts in Madhya Pradesh, families ground their grain by hand mills.

Why did the West invent wind and water mills, but not India? It … Read More

February 16, 2017 |

Needed: St. Valentine’s Second Coming

Emperor Claudius was afraid of marriage. He wanted young people to indulge in sex freely, but without getting married. That, he knew, was the simplest way to breed slaves. Children who grow up without parents have little option but to … Read More

February 15, 2017 |

Is Postmodern Evangelicalism Pagan?

Since the Upanishadic times the Indian culture has believed that the human reason cannot know truth, nor can the human words convey truth. Therefore, real truth is Silence, not logos (Word). Truth has to be experienced in non-verbal mystical experience. … Read More

January 26, 2017 |

Is English Education Killing India?

Indian English has become an elitist language of discrimination against the masses who cannot afford expensive education. It is a conduit for corrupting young (as … Read More

January 23, 2017 |

A Christian Perspective on the Good and Bad in President Trump’s Inaugural Speech

In his Inaugural address, President Trump was clear and honest in presenting his philosophy of governance. His “Nationalism” is much better than evangelical “People-Groupism,” even though he shied away from using the ‘N’ word and called it ‘Patriotism’.

His … Read More

January 17, 2017 |

The Goddess that Failed France

A young woman, madly in love, believed that male and female are equal. Therefore, husbands and wives should also be equal. Headship of husband is an obsolete and oppressive idea. When couples quarrel, they should be able to sort out … Read More

December 29, 2016 |

The World Has Little Light This Christmas Because…

Isaiah began his Christmas prophecy with the powerful imagery of light:

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone. . . For … Read More

December 15, 2016 |

How The Bible Globalized Modernity

In my last lecture in Spain, at the beautiful Cullera beach, I discussed how God has been fulfilling his optimism inspiring promise to fill the … Read More

December 14, 2016 |

Brazil — Another Tower Of BRICS is Tottering

I just completed a week-long lecture series in a Charismatic Church in Brazil. Along with India, Brazil is a member of five nations known as BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South … Read More

December 7, 2016 |

Nude is Natural: Should Clothing be Optional?

Interviewer: In May 2016, in Pune Maharashtra, a girl in a short dress was in a car with two friends. Five men pulled up their car … Read More

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