Simple Simon Says… Make Disciples
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 05-27-2014
Francis Chan certainly has a direct way of challenging the way we go about fulfilling the mission Christ commissioned his church to complete. Francis Chan - Making Disciples from Verge Network on Vimeo. Of course the challenge is what does disciple making actually look like. I have been thinking about this for a while now, see the suite of resources we have collated here. I have been thinking on how we create disciples that are not just clones of celebrity church leaders or so fragile that their faith falls apart during…
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Paradoxological Thought for the Day #4
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 05-27-2014
There's been a lot of debate recently about which books should be included in the English Literature syllabus. "To Kill a Mocking Bird" is out and so is "The Grapes of Wrath" as they are not English enough. What is often missing in these debates is the way that English literature has been shaped by the Bible. So many of the key tropes and themes in our literature have been shaped and formed by the biblical narrative. For young people to fully grasp English literature they need biblical literacy too.…
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Make the Most of Father’s Day
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 05-15-2014
There are so many children waiting in care for a father in their lives.  Some have had to be removed from their parents because of neglect or abuse. Some have never known a father's love. This father's day help us to inspire men to step forward to make a difference to vulnerable children lives. I spend a lot of my time  travelling the UK speaking with churches about the need but also the clear biblical mandate for us to care for the vulnerable in our communities. Every where I go I…
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5 Things I enjoyed about Word Alive
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 04-15-2014
Its been a while since i have been to Word Alive so it was a pleasure to drive up to North Wales to take part in this year's event. 1. Opportunity to hang out with three Nigerian Bishops The highlight of my week at Word Alive was an evening laughing and swapping stories with three Nigerian Bishops. Each one of them doing Stirling work in a country which has some 20 million Anglicans. They shared frustrations with me about the level of wealth in some Nigerian churches and church planting…
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5 Things to enjoy at Spring Harvest 2014
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 04-15-2014
I have the privilege of going to help at a lot of the UK’s Christian conferences. Everywhere I go there’s always something new to learn or ideas to enjoy. So I thought I would look for the positives where ever I go. Here are some of the things I really enjoyed about Spring Harvest this year 1.    The whole family curriculum I love the fact that at Spring Harvest everyone is learning about the same things. From the smallest children to the oldest adults we are all on the same…
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Men and Church
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 04-01-2014
I have been asked to respond to the challenge of the male gender deficit in church attendance. I wanted to make sure there really was a problem first. The most extensive research I could find (thanks to the wonderful EA information officer Kim Walker) revealed this table: Peter Brierley working off of the 2005 census argues for a discrepancy figure of 14% with female churchgoers in England at 57% and male churchgoers 43%. This is a scary imbalance but look what happens when it is broken down according to age…
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All out at All Souls
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 03-30-2014
Just on my way home from a lovely evening with All Souls Church, Langham Place.  It was a very moving evening with testimonies from a young man who was adopted aged 8 now working at All Souls Church, an adoption social worker who works for a London borough and a High Court Judge who is often making difficult choices about whether to remove children from at risk families or not.  Mark Meynell was in fine form preaching up a storm on God’s heart for the vulnerable and God’s heart for…
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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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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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