@krishk: The Bible: Tedious? Irrelevant? Boring?

The Bible: Tedious? Irrelevant? Boring? Watch Krish Kandiah as he confesses that the Bible was not enough… The Bible: Tedious, Taboo and Toxic or Transforming, Treasured and True? Krish Kandiah from krish kandiah on Vimeo. I first came across Krish Kandiah in the book ‘Twenty-Four: Integrating Faith and Real Life“, a really interesting read, and since came into contact on Twitter (@krishk) at Digisymp at the University of Durham, then finally introduced myself properly to Continue Reading →

Week 6; Keep the Peace With Your Parents

Opening Joke Something along the lines of (same, same, but different!): Dear Mum I thought I had better write to you about a couple of problems I’m having at school this term. Last week half of the boarding house burned down. But don’t worry too much because I’m now living in a flat in the village. I’m living with Frank the plumber. There’s no need to worry, he’s very nice, in fact I’m three months Continue Reading →

Raaaaaaaaaaaarghhh: “Managing Our Anger” (J John: Week 5)

Are you angry?Are you “temperamental”: 50% temper; 50% mental? The opening video demonstrated how violence starts in the heart/mind… with one vegan declaring “I can’t even kill an animal, why would I kill someone!” I did wonder if anyone would admit to wanting to murder on camera, although one got close… depending on how far he was pushed/how drunk he was… to which J John added, difficult fights break out amongst those who both think Continue Reading →

J John: Week 4: "Affair Proof Your Marriage" Just10

The Videos After reminding us that the 10 Commandments offer a “map not a track”, we watched those in London, when questioned “Will an affair revitalise a marriage?” A mix of responses, but the youngest pulled a face of disgust and said “just think of all the diseases you could get” (so those public health campaigns are paying off then?), and another that modern relationships are all about ‘use and abuse’. Most modern affairs start Continue Reading →

J John, Week 3: “Prosper with a Clean Conscience”

Do Not Steal Just 10 Winchester is into it’s 3rd week already, and again J John put across an uncompromising message in a humourous way! He’s not getting at us, he’s joining us in the daily challenge to live according to God’s laws within a contemporary living space. J John opened his challenge that stealing tends to smart small (often in the workplace), but tends to get bigger. Ron Heather: Bus DriverThe interview this week Continue Reading →

J John: Hold to the Truth

In with the Quips J. John started in fine style again… with a story about someone in a store who’d just said to the customer “we don’t have it”. The Manager bounces in, assures the customer that it was ordered 2 weeks ago, and when the customer has gone, asks the employee what they wanted…. “Rain”! Video ClipsAn interesting compilation of video clips, asking those in London if they thought it was acceptable to lie… Continue Reading →

Wisdom from Bill Gates

When questioned about his incredible success, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, offered these ten insights to anyone starting out. They are worth considering: Life isn’t fair – get used to it The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem; it expects you to accomplish something before feeling good about yourself You won’t make $60K a year right out of school, or be a vice president with a cell phone. You have to earn it Do you Continue Reading →

The Challenge of Daily Bible Readings

Discipline?OK, it was a resolution I made last summer, challenged by Alastair McKenna to try and read the Bible more regularly. On my RTW travels, this didn’t really happen, but I had lots of time out to think and check out God’s creation. Once I hooked up with Oak Hall for this summer, again with Alastair on my first trip, I decided I’d go for the ‘Bible in a Year’ option. I tried using one Continue Reading →