Monthly Archives: June 2007

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More iFuss over the iPhone

I first blogged about the iPhone at the beginning of the year here, and now it is finally on sale. So in reading about the frenzy over the phone I came across quotes by Jessica and Shawn (below). Jessica said, “It feels great, oh my God,

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Book Review: Confessions of a Reformission Rev.

Confessions of a Reformission Rev is an interesting book, didn’t take me too long to read (less than a week) of yet another mega-church in an American city, this time Seattle. Ok Seattle is the most unchurched in America with only 8% evangelical but I

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Maintaining focus

It’s not easy to say ‘no’ to things especially when you enjoy them. It’s also not easy to judge the pace your life should be led at. It isn’t easy to reject the furious busyness of contemporary life, to choose to slow down. All of the

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Radical Dependency and Kids

Following my second post on is Christianity Middle Class, one of my commentators said:  “Going back to the point about self-sufficiency… As a parent, you have this tiny new-born that is 100% dependent on you. Your mission for the next 18 years is then to

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Book Review: The Power of Generosity

The Power of Generosity is an excellent book. Dave Toycen has led World Vision Canada and been involved in humanitarian work for a long time, as a result this book has a rich vein of personal testimony, powerful stories and insightful reflection on generosity. Some

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Bibliophiliac?

It’s not a word I know – but what would you call someone addicted to buying books? Perhaps that what I am. I went to the small town of Wem today for a course and during the lunch break went to find the secondhand bookshop

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Is Christianity Middle Class? Part 2

The first part generated some interest and this comment really made me think…. “Having been brought up in a nice protestant middle class home, I was conditioned into a culture of high educational achievements, good job leading to a house, wife, 2.3 kids, nice car

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Eco-Consumerism

I just read this news piece from the BBC that explains much of the reason for China building 2 new power plants a week is to satisfy the demands of western consumers. Everybody’s aim is to try and have their cake and eat it. To