Best bits of 2011
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-24-2011
Too many amazing memories to share with you all, but here are some highlights: A is for Anna and her Rock Climbing Birthday Party and Brownie Pack fun B is for Building a Snowman with the kids in the garden C is for Creativity - Anna with her paper fashion designs, Luke with his Film blog and Joel with his Games Blog D is for Discovering Germany is a nice holiday destination atleast we enjoyed the Mosel valley at halfterm E is for Elly learning to skip, swim (without Arm…
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Best iPad games for families
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-20-2011
One of the joys / problems of having an iPad is that the kids often grab it and won't give it back! But here are some really good apps that the whole family can enjoy: 1. Fruit Ninja 2. Marble Mixer 3. Jet Pack Joy Ride 4. Pictureka 5. Monopoly (69p) 6. Battleship 7. Asteroids Gunner (free app) 8. Orbit 1 (free app) 9. Angry Birds 10. Max and the Magic Marker   What did i miss out? Let me know your suggestions.
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Digital Evangelism
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-12-2011
Spent a lively afternoon with some Christian digital influencers from across the theological spectrum. I was asked to kick off the discussion and used my reflections on James Smith's transformation triangle to explore evangelism in three dimensions. 1. Explaining the Narrative - changed thinking 2. Modelling Practice - changed behaviour 3. Inviting into the community - changed relationship I was encouraging the group to think about the three aspects as ways into the gospel. Some traditions only address the mind in evangelism, others only the practice others the community. My…
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Not Meek nor Mild – Simply Jesus Review
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-08-2011
It wasn't until I went to the Lausanne Global Congress in Capetown that I realised how controversial NT Wright is to so many people. At a conference of over 4000 global leaders NT Wright books were conspicuously absent in the large conference bookshop. I asked the bookshop manager why this was and I and a number of delegates heard that he had been banned. Strangley John Piper's entire back catalogue were available as were plenty of volumes by Wayne Grudem, Vaughn Roberts and Don Carson. It was hard to find…
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Good God #Spirituality Blog 5
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-06-2011
Forgive my tardiness in blogging about the final chapters of James’ Smith book "The Good and Beautiful God" I would like to say it is because I have built more “margins” into my life – the buffer zones that mean life does not get too crowded and so we can enjoy the life that God has given to us to the full. I would like to say that I have been making myself “present” in the moment that I am in so that I would avoid the hurry sickness of…
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Hope for Haiti #Haiti Trip 3
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-03-2011
Three eight year old children on a school bench in the blistering heat of the Haitian midday sun. They are being very patient as I ask them about their dreams for the future. If you were to ask a group of 8 year olds in the UK, what would you expect to hear? "I want to play for Manchester United...?" "I want to be on X factor...?" "I want to be a film star...?" In the blazing midday sun. Daniel tells me he wants to be a soldier so he…
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Has God Cursed Haiti #Haiti trip 2
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 11-30-2011
Sitting watching the sunrise in Haiti. I am more angry than ever that some US preachers have declared Haiti a God forsaken place. Some of have said that the reason Haiti experienced an earthquake was that they practised voodoo and that they made a pact with the devil. Take for example Pat Robertson the Tele-evangelist: Something happened a long time ago in Haiti. And the people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon the third or whatever, and they…
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City of Hope City of Fear ? #Haiti trip 1
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 11-29-2011
The sheer numbers are devastating: 80% of Haitians live under the poverty line (less than $2 dollars a day) 54% of Haitians live in abject poverty (less than $1 a day) 85% of the population are unemployed 9 million population 230 000 killed in the 201o earthquake I come to Haiti as an observer. We are here to learn about what the church is doing and how we in the UK can find hope as the church continues to shrink and children continue to flee our congregations. I am hearing…
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Women, Men and Twitter Part 2
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 11-21-2011
This is part 2 of a blog about women,men and leadership in the church. My twitter stream has been populated with an ongoing conversation about women in leadership in the church. For the past 15 years I have been on a long journey from a Complementarian to an Egalitarian position. (see previous blog for definitions). When I was a complementarian I had no desire or practice of abusing women, demeaning them or insulting them. I was trying to be faithful to the scriptures and believed that the Bible taught clearly…
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Women, Men, Church & Twitter – part 1
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 11-18-2011
Twitter Debate I have been wrestling this week with the memories of an intense Twitter conversation I was part of on the train on the way to Durham University. On reflection twitter is an interesting place to try and have a theological conversation - the advantage is that its public which means we can interact with people who are not in our normal "hermeneutical circle" who will help us to think things through from another perspective. On the other hand the disadvantage is that its very public and restricted to…
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