3 dangers in Interpreting 1 Timothy 2
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 08-23-2014
3 dangers with interpreting this passage As a young Christian, I became convinced of a complementarian position when it came to women in leadership. In any argument 1 Timothy 2:11-12 was my trump card. It was so clear that anyone who disagreed was clearly denying the authority of scripture and was driven by a culture-pleasing and ultimately liberal agenda. Though I respect my many friends who hold a complementarian position due to their reading of scripture and their conscience I have changed my mind. I am not alone in this…
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Is Christianity Supposed to be Masculine?
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 02-06-2012
Thank God for John Piper I am grateful for the ministry of John Piper. His book "Desiring God" challenged my thinking as a teenager. His book “Let the nations be glad” provided quotes and hints when I was recruiting student evangelists to travel with my wife and I to go to Albania. The generosity of the Desiring God team kept me in supply of teaching tapes (do you remember tapes?) when we were living on virtually nothing. I appreciate Piper’s emphasis on expository preaching, his commitment to passionate charismatic worship,…
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Women, Men and Twitter Part 2
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 11-21-2011
This is part 2 of a blog about women,men and leadership in the church. My twitter stream has been populated with an ongoing conversation about women in leadership in the church. For the past 15 years I have been on a long journey from a Complementarian to an Egalitarian position. (see previous blog for definitions). When I was a complementarian I had no desire or practice of abusing women, demeaning them or insulting them. I was trying to be faithful to the scriptures and believed that the Bible taught clearly…
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Women, Men, Church & Twitter – part 1
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 11-18-2011
Twitter Debate I have been wrestling this week with the memories of an intense Twitter conversation I was part of on the train on the way to Durham University. On reflection twitter is an interesting place to try and have a theological conversation - the advantage is that its public which means we can interact with people who are not in our normal "hermeneutical circle" who will help us to think things through from another perspective. On the other hand the disadvantage is that its very public and restricted to…
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Lausanne Live Blog Day 6
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 11-22-2010
Sorry for the lack of live blog yesterday. I had some challenges with the internet… Day 6 Final morning Bible reading I came in late after a helpful conversation with one of the English delegation. He was upset about the negative tone of some of the blogs that have been posted. I hope readers will have picked up my desire to rejoice in the great things in the programme of the event and to ask questions of some of things that have been going on. I hope I have not…
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