July/August 2010 - Vol. 41
Caught in Conversation
An interview by John Robinson
JR: So guys, we’re on a plane somewhere over the North Sea, on our way to Kairos Weekend 2010 (KW10) in Germany. What are your expectations for the trip?On the way to Germany, John Robinson (JR) interviews Martin Edobar (ME) and John Nguyen (JN), two Kairos Weekend first-timers from Koinonia, the Kairos student outreach in London, England. Here is an excerpt.
ME: Meeting loads of cool new people, enjoying the vibe and seeing the bigger global picture.
JN: Being able to experience a larger community than Koinonia itself; there are lots of different “Koinonias” beyond London!
JR: Have you heard anything about the spiritual theme for the Weekend?
JN: The theme is Truth. I think it’s quite appropriate for me because I’ve just started this faith journey, so I'm still getting rid of the old me and the 'untruth' in me.
JR: What does Kairos mean to you?
JN: I’ve heard it’s a Greek
word meaning ‘the opportune moment.’ It’s quite fitting, actually, because
JR: How did you guys end up in Koinonia?
JN: A friend asked me to sign
up as a member, and I said, “Yeah, fine.” Then she asked me to actually
ME: For me, it was during
Fresher’s Fair at university. My friend Sammy and I walked past the Koinonia
student centre and thought we smelled food, so we went inside to see what
was going on. I was just
We were going to go to a party in Soho, but later we thought, “Let’s just go to this dance party instead … it might be interesting.” We went along; everyone was really friendly and cool. At that point we didn’t know what it was really all about; we just thought it was a weird kind of society. So we kept going to the meetings and eventually decided to do the Alpha course - and we enjoyed it. We were invited on a weekend away. We were a bit hesitant - a weekend in a barn with people you don’t really know? It turned out to be a great experience, and made us want to stay!
JR: If there was one thing you could take away from the Kairos Weekend, what would it be?
ME: To understand what community is all about, and the concept of truth.
JN: To have a moment with
God where he comes deeper into my life. I’ve already been praying about
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[John Robinson is a staff
member of Koinonia, the Kairos
student outreach in London.]
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