5 reasons to cheer on Noah
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 03-29-2014
1.  It's an opportunity for conversation Imagine the scene: Friend " I have been thinking a lot about God lately." You "Which god is that? Is it the God as revealed in the Bible?" Friend "I'm not sure. I just can't get the story of Noah out of my head." You "Well if your thinking doesn't match that of Genesis 6:9 and the following verses then you have strayed from God's revelation." Friend "Oh I thought you'd be happy I was thinking about God." When an Oscar nominated filmmaker decides…
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4 reflections on Driscoll
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 03-27-2014
Regular readers will know that I have many questions about Mark Driscoll's approach to leadership. I recently put out a tweet as a kind of peace offering. Encouraging Pastor Mark for committing to the steps as he "resets his life." Pastor Mark had written a letter to Mars Hill stating: To reset my life, I will not be on social media for at least the remainder of the year. The distractions it can cause for my family and our church family are not fruitful or helpful at this time. At the…
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Teaching Paradox
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 03-27-2014
I am a big fan of the creative sermon series. By taking a fresh angle we can help the congregation encounter God in scripture in ways that will equip them for the life of faith.  My latest book Paradoxology comes out on the 10th of April and as some of my other books have been helpful to churches as a interesting teaching series I thought I would give you a heads up on how a church could get the best out of the book. Paradoxology aims to help Christians to life-proof…
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We wanted to help someone…
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 03-25-2014
Claire is a fighter. She doesn't give up easily and its a good thing too. Claire is definitely someone you want on your side when the going gets tough.  I have seen Claire in action - its because of her tenacity  championing the needs of children in care that Care for the Family got excited about Home for Good. Claire's adoption story is  a powerful one, it should come with a health warning. Claire and her husband Alan, already had three birth children when they felt lead to adopt a…
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Rachel used to avoid Mothers Day services…
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 03-24-2014
Rachel and Jason have been dear friends since we were in a church together in Harrow.  Rachel told me recently that Mothers' Day was a really difficult day for her as she and Jason had been trying for a child for some time. Rachel explained to me that  she would either not turn up at church at all that day or try to stay out of sight helping out in creche or youth ministry on that day. With Mothers Day coming up this weekend, its important for those of us…
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3 reasons why we all need paradoxes
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 03-23-2014
My latest book Paradoxology is out. I wanted to let you know a little about the reasons I had for writing it.  The most important motive behind the book is that  I am eager that we help our churches engage with the deep things of God. Too often I have come across believers who have at best a surface understanding of their faith. Believers who have no depth to their understanding face three problems. 1. Vulnerability in the face of suffering If our understanding and experience of our faith remains…
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The Power of Paradox
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 03-19-2014
I used to fear paradoxes – those difficult parts of our faith that cause us to double take when we read them in the Bible or set off questions in our mind when we reflect on them. For example: Why does an all-sufficient God ask so much of his followers? Why does the God of all love apparently command genocide on the Canaanites? Why does the ever-present God often feel so far away?To name but three. I used to avoid paradoxes hoping they would go away. But having spent the…
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Is this the hippest church in the world?
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 02-24-2014
When you are  in LA on a Sunday morning where do you go for a church gathering? I decided to visit Mosaic Church's Downtown LA service to see what I could learn and if I could be a blessing. Here are 5 things I enjoyed about the church. 1. Branding There's a place for demonstrating who you through your visuals and in LA a city of art and culture I can imagine if you are trying to reach young creatives then you put a lot of thought into your visuals.…
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6 Things I learned at the Justice Conference LA
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 02-23-2014
Just had the privilege to spend the weekend with thousands of people passionate about serving God through Justice ministry.  The fourth Justice conference took place in Los Angeles this weekend. It’s an exciting progressive event bringing together Christians from across the US to engage on a range of justice issues.    1. Justice is Bigger than You Think In many of the conversations about justice in the evangelical community the main focus is on the important issue of people trafficking.  But it was refreshing to hear about the broader justice issues…
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Justice Conference Day 1 liveblog
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 02-21-2014
I am going to attempt to liveblog the sessions I am in today - so that I remember them, fight off the jet lag, and hopefully help you to connect with the justice conference where ever you are... please forgive the typos and the fact that things might not flow that easily when reading... enjoy! So here we are in a ballroom in the prestigious Biltmore Millenium Hotel in downtown LA. The first session I am attending  is going to be lead by Alexia Salvatiera and Peter Heltzel both from…
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