Lunch
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-31-2013
Here's a really brilliant and simple idea to help the church can help engage with child poverty in the UK. You can find more details here. There are some pretty horrendous statistics about food poverty in the UK and increasingly this is affecting children. According to the Child Poverty Action Group the cuts being put into affect by the government will lead to a " total of a million children that the coalition's policies are expected to push into relative income poverty by 2020." There are reports of many school…
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Deal with the Devil
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-31-2013
With the Super Bowl looming there is almost as much interest in the advertisements that will be shown as there is in the game taking place on the pitch. Because of the huge audiences; the 2011 superbowl was officially the most watched television programme in history with 111 million views , the advertisers pull out all the stops with their production values. So here's the Mercedes ad: featuring some brilliant visuals, A list Hollywood name (Willem Defoe & Kate Upton) and a Rolling Stones Soundtrack (Sympathy for the Devil). I…
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Worship and the Mumford Generation
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-30-2013
I am a big fan of the Rend Collective. I think their music feels like worship songs for the Mumford and Sons generation - there's a homemade, folky, engaging warmth to their songs. Not meaning to name drop but just because some people look great from afar and then in the flesh turn out to be a bit of a let down; I have had the privilege of working with them on a couple of events and they come across as very grounded and gracious people with a real servant…
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A Global Gospel
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-29-2013
How can we make sure that the gospel we preach is not just a cut down westernised emaciated gospel? Sadly because we often don't reflect on what the gospel is - we just assume we know it; our gospel begins to be reduced to fit in with the norms of the culture around us. Living in Oxfordshire my kids have unwittingly picked up the local accent - they didn't decide to do it - it just happened they only notice it when they get together with my family from other…
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Listen…
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-28-2013
I have been trying to follow up a talk our family heard on Sunday at our church gathering on generosity. I have been wanting to work together to reinforce these values for us as a whole family: that in response to God's generosity to us we would to be generous to others. So at dinner time we all sat and chatted a bit about what simple things we could do practice the virtue of generous living. So far we thought of more prayer for others, offering baby sitting and agreeing…
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Flesh and Blood
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-28-2013
  I wrote a piece on blood and organ donation to support the Flesh and Blood campaign; I think its an excellent campaign and worth taking a closer look at. fleshandblood from fleshandblood on Vimeo.   A BLOOD DONOR SAVED MY LIFE There’s a Christian T-shirt that has a picture of a cross with the slogan: “A blood donor saved my life.” It’s a light-hearted way of drawing attention to a heavyweight Christian doctrine. The New Testament is very clear that it is only through Jesus’s sacrificial death and blood…
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Unbelievable
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-25-2013
This was a jaw dropping video. It made me reflect on the absolute fragility of life. I listened to a radio interview this morning from a Holocaust survivor who wrestled with that concept. She wasn't sure if it was a miracle or a lucky break that had enabled her to survive Auschwitz - but nevertheless she felt grateful. I guess the gratitude points her to the idea that there was someone to be grateful to?
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Is “We are Young” by Fun about domestic violence?
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-14-2013
So I may have got my wires crossed, but one of the catchiest songs of 2012 was Fun's "We are Young." We had it on repeat on the Now 87 all Summer and as the kids sang along I listened to the lyrics: "We Are Young" (feat. Janelle Monáe) Give me a second I, I need to get my story straight My friends are in the bathroom getting higher than the Empire State My lover she’s waiting for me just across the bar My seat’s been taken by some sunglasses…
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Lost in Transition
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-13-2013
You might know that I have been interested in helping young people transition to adult faith for a while now. There are some key transitions that we seem to lose young people from the life of the church. One of those is transitioning from "Sunday school" to wider church participation. There is one school of thought that we shouldn't have sunday school at all that we should do the whole of our church life as an "all age" or "family based" model. I have some sympathy with these approaches, but…
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Raising Girls
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-12-2013
[caption id="attachment_5707" align="aligncenter" width="639"] India's Daughter - Photo by Marilena Benini (Creative Commons)[/caption] I love being a dad, both to my birth children, adopted child and foster children. I am very keen to learn how to be a better parent and so was intrigued by a really interesting piece in the Guardian this week on the specific challenges of parenting girls. I'm no expert so here are my musings on the recommendations provided by columnist Hadley Freeman. Love to know what you would add? 1. If your daughter wants to…
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