5 Things I learned at the Jesus and Inception event
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-26-2012
1. Women lead the way It was inspiring to see so many quality women leaders within the UCCF staff team in London. They are doing a fantastic job of getting alongside students, stirring up unity for mission, encouraging creativity and making sure students take the lead in the mission and outreach of CUs. They are trying to do their best to equip finalists for life beyond university and to get a vision for their long term vocations. Natasha the team leader, is a seasoned cross cultural missionary having worked for…
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5 things I learned at the Jesus and the Shawshank Redemption Event
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-26-2012
1. Films are a shared language I am trying to follow the lead of Tolkien and Lewis in exploring the way that: The heart of Man is not compound of lies, but draws some wisdom from the only Wise, and still recalls him. Though now long estranged, Man is not wholly lost nor wholly changed. Dis-graced he may be, yet is not dethroned, and keeps the rags of lordship once he owned, his world-dominion by creative act: not his to worship the great Artefact, Man, Sub-creator, the refracted light through…
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5 Things I learned from Jesus and the Lord of the Rings
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-25-2012
This week I am leading a series of evening events at All Souls Langham Place, home church for the legendary evangelical statesman Dr John Stott. It is part of a week called Uncover a combined mission event for London campus groups (mostly Christian Unions). London Christian Unions are an interesting group – with a combination of strong church presence (All Souls , Holy Trinity Brompton, St Helens, Hill Songs, Jesus House to name but a few) all running strong student ministry programmes and the fact that many students live at…
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London Students Ask God a Question…
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 01-16-2012
Looking forward to speaking at the London wide university mission next week. We thought it was important to make this mission week dialogical from the beginning and so we asked students two simple questions: 1. If you could ask God any question what would it be? The responses to these questions have formed the basis of the programme of lunch time talks that will be going on around campuses in London. With the usual format of 20 mins of food, 20 mins of talk and 20 mins of questions. The…
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Dark Knight Rises
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 07-13-2011
  Controversy hits the internet with opinion divided over the new Batman teaser poster. Some such as the guardian's film critic Paul Owen see it as showing lack of invention looking too much like Nolan's recent smash hit: inception with the apocalytpic vision of buildings falling into the sea. Owen has a point, he is also worried that the cast list has too many baddies in it: "Ra's al Ghul ("rumoured" on imdb.com) and Bane, an uninteresting, monosyllabic lunk who broke Batman's back in the comics a few years ago."…
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 06-17-2011
The final episode of the Harry Potter series is coming this Summer and the trailer is finally out. Watching it makes me wonder if this could be the finest continuous film series ever? Trilogies aside; Lord of the Rings, The Godfather and Toy Story are therefore ruled out of comparison. Is this the longest series of films that has managed to keep the same cast, the same quality of story telling intrigue and excitement. Many of us were hugely disappointed with the Star Wars Prequels, The Xmen series is shaping…
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50 Best kids movies ever…
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 06-12-2011
So here is my totally unofficial, unscientific, just for fun list of our family's top 50 films for children. 50. Prince Caspian 49. Shrek 4 48. Old Yeller 47. Short Circuit 46. Sinbad- legend of the 7 seas 45. Beauty and the Beast 44. Surfs Up 43.ET 42. Mary Poppins 41. How to Train Your Dragon 40. Sound of Music 39. The Rescuers 38. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 37. Wallace and Grommet and the case of the Ware Rabbit 36 George of the Jungle 35. Hoodwinked 34. Chicken Run 33.…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 05-26-2011
This image of Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron was in the Guardian today. Of course there's great interest in the two "first ladies" different approaches to style. The new look Cameron Kitchen. But I am interested in the DVD collection. Looks like our Prime Minister is a 24 fan. Was wondering about sending him a copy of our book on the subject. Now it has turned out that the Downing Street renovations came to 680 000 pounds, (to be fair only £30 000 went on the Cameron's flat) and that…
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Missing in Action
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 03-04-2011
I missed being at Reading today, I missed the buzz of the lunch bars, seeing all the students turn up and eagerly await the beginning of the talk, seeing their eyes light up when they understand something true about God, seeing them reading along with the Bible passage, seeing them discussing together what a passage means, seeing them willing to ask questions and make a helpful contribution to the discussion. Instead of being at the mission week, I was at the Evangelical Alliance Council meeting. We were reviewing the results…
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5 Reasons University Missions Matter
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 02-28-2011
On a damp February morning in Reading, I am working with a team of 40 university students to help some of the 25 ooo students at the University of Reading to explore the Christian faith. Each year I make sure I take time to do a university mission. I started leading them when i was 20 years old. Sadly I can only afford to do one a year, which means this could be my 20th uni mission. But why bother? Why bother with student missions? 1) Future / Present- I…
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