Tim Keller and Gospel Graciousness
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-31-2012
I have enjoyed reading Tim Keller's Center Church recently. I will publish a full review shortly. In the meantime I have always been struck by the gracious manner that Keller conducts himself. As a conservative evangelical he shares a lot of core beliefs with people like Mark Driscoll and John Piper, but the way he engages with those he disagrees with is often very different. Some of it will be due to temparement and personality i am sure, but towards the end of Center Church. Keller relates 4 guiding principles…
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Searching for the meaning of 2012
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-29-2012
Its become a bit of an end of year tradition, Google makes a review of the year with stunning clips and an emotive soundtrack. Is it a not so subtle way of branding the year as a google year? Implying that google helped to make this year possible? That google helped us to get through the tough times and made the good events take place? In one sense we are increasingly reliant on Google as the lens through which we see the world so perhaps its not completely outrageous for…
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The Hobbit- too fast and too slow?
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-23-2012
I finally caved in and took my eldest children to see the Hobbit yesterday. We decided to go the whole hog and went to a 4K cinema and saw it in glorious 3D and High Frame Rate. ( I am not sure if it is possible to see it in non-HFR but our cinema offered three ways to see the film: 3D HFR, 3D and 2D). We loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy - and we are about to embark on (another) viewing epic of watching the extended versions…
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Paul in 4D
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-22-2012
  Whatever kind/brand of Christian we are - the Bible is our book. God's word ought to unite us as no one can come to faith without it and no one can be sustained in faith without feeding on it. After the Trinity, Paul is the most influential figure in the New Testament. So one would hope that the church would find great hope and help from the lead theologian in the New Testament and those of us who are Gentiles would be united in affection and respect for the…
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I like adoption
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-18-2012
Here's a powerful 6 minute video about an extraordinary family. I have not had the privilege of meeting this family but the love they have for one another comes across profoundly. I understand that the language of "rescue" and the way in which the children's cultural heritage doesn't seem to figure much in this story might be troubling. Someone's past matters to them and to God. But with those reservations aside, there's something profoundly moving about a family trying to live out the grace of God by adopting children that…
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GUNS DOWN
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-17-2012
I have been trying to get my head round the numbers involved when it comes to guns in the USA. Here's my attempt at a make shift infographic - feel free to try and make a better one. Here are the sources of the stats: "There are as many as 300 million guns in circulation today (the majority owned legally, but many not) and more than 4 million new guns come onto the market each year. To talk about eradicating guns, especially given what the Supreme Court has said about…
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Its not too late
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-14-2012
The world grieves with the people of Newton, Connecticut tonight.I was picking up my 6 year old daughter from a school disco tonight when I heard the news that most of the victims were aged between 5 and 10 years old. Its hard to imagine what parents and children are going through right now. We pray for comfort for those who mourn and for peace for those who witnessed first hand these terrible events. We pray as President Obama said quoting Psalm 147 in his national broadcast tonight for God…
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Christmas Videos
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-07-2012
SKIT GUYS Love the way this video very artfully demonstrates that the whole of the OT story culminates in Jesus. I am thinking of using this in a service all age slot and asking the church to see how many Bible stories were alluded to. You may not want to use this in one of your main outreach Christmas services though as sadly lots of people won't know many of them. The lyrics of the song provide a beautiful link between the stories of the Old Testament and what Jesus…
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Green means Go!
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-05-2012
Michael Green is a living legend. He breaks the stereotype that an evangelist has to be a pragmatist or that theologians dont care about mission. I have been enjoying Michael's work since I was a student. I have found his expository approach to evangelism absolutely central to my preaching. But now well into this eighties Michael is still as passionate and vigorous for the gospel as ever. Michael gave the first talk at our recent confidence in the gospel event and was outstanding. Give 18 minutes of your time to…
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The Missing Trinity in Evangelism
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 12-04-2012
We had our first confidence in the gospel consultation at St Paul's Onslow Square on November 20th. It was an excellent day with a broad range of speakers and participants coming together to talk about the gospel. Some of my friends think getting together to talk about the gospel is a waste of time - we should just be out there doing the gospel in words and actions rather than sitting in a room talking about it. I share some of their activist spirit, but sometimes it is important to…
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