Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-15-2014
It is often said that people treat church’s a little like helicopters... ...we keep our distance so we don’t get caught up in the rotas. I have been studying the book of Romans for a new Bible study resource for small groups. I have been reflecting on Romans 8:1 [quote_simple]Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death [/quote_simple] Sadly in church rather…
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The public, the private and our principles
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-15-2014
[quote_simple]"I have one principle: private affairs are dealt with in private and with respect for privacy of others. This is not the time or place and I will not respond nor answer any question today."[/quote_simple] Perhaps Francois Hollande needs a few more principles. His comments come in the middle of press conference the French President gave yesterday when he was asked to comment on his affair with a French actress. Does the public / private dichotomy work anymore (even if it ever did)? With the virtual omnipresence of social media…
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Please don’t adopt a Snow Leopard
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-13-2014
Just seen this advert on television. I might be over reacting, but you may know this topic is an important one not just for me but for a lot of people across the UK, most of whom you will never meet. Be careful watching the advert below may change your life... (then again...) Reasons to Adopt a Snow Leopard 1. Snow Leopards  are very cute. 2. Snow Leopards are a wonderful part of God's creation. 3.  Snow Leopards are an endangered species. But genuinely adopting a snow leopard will turn…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-13-2014
I have been wrestling with the question of how we help our children and young people become adult members of the church for some time. I am going to be giving the opening address at the Family Ministry conference in a couple of weeks with the title "It Takes a Whole church."  So I thought I would give some time to reflect on what it is we are trying to see happen in the lives of the children and young people in church life. Strangely we often don't think about…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-13-2014
So it took a while to get going but finally Sherlock returned to form with the season finale (after 3 episodes ?!?). The socially challenged detective has become a bit of a done thing now on TV. But here are my favourites. Who do you like best? Who have I forgotten? 7. Temperance Brennan - Bones Dr Temperance Brennan is a forensic pathologist who is a genius in the lab but unable to connect to people in the real world. She is socially challenged at almost every level. The show…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-07-2014
So not everyone is wired to be an awesome public speaker, but everyone can get better. Here are 5 ways Michael Bay can get better after this car crash of a public speaking engagement. [youtube link="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4rMy1iA268" width="590" height="315"] 1. Don't rely on Technology I know this is ironic not just because Michael Bay's movies all rely on tech rather than substance and because I love technology and am very happy to use Keynote or video or Prezzi to speak from. It is also ironic because this was a Samsung launch…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-07-2014
I’ve never been able to live with the motto “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” I think that mentality stifles innovation and improvement. I am very keen that through gathering together as church we become more mature, more humble, more generous, more hospitable, in sum more Christlike. Sunday services are of course only a fraction of what the life of the church involves but it is a vital and strategic part so as church leaders reflecting on our Sunday gatherings is an important part of our responsibility. I would…
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