Monthly Archives: September 2007

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Book Review: The Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse

Sometimes I just need a change of gear in my reading, something light, something with some wit. The Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse fitted my need perfectly. Sometimes I wonder in amazement at how people aren’t followers of Jesus and then I read a book

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Boredom and Theft

Well I got bored with the old look blog and as usual spent too much time fiddling around with the new look. And as I needed something meaningful too make the whole process feel worthwhile, I’ve added theft to the sin of idleness and pinched

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What's in your hand?

I don’t know what you think of Rick Warren or The Purpose Driven Life but it’s interesting what process he’s been through as a result. Here’s a talk he gave to I guess a mostly unbelieving gathering at a TED conference. It’s 20 minutes long but

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Book Review: Fallen

Most biblical novels that I’ve come across have been rubbish. Stuck in the Christian ghetto writing nice Anglo-Saxon stories that play to religious sensibilities. David Maine on the other hand writes with imagination, verve and wit. His stories follow the biblical narrative without deviation but

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The Cup of Wrath

*Warning – Theological post* Ever since the whole atonement debate kicked off in evangelical circles, a few things about it have troubled me. Since reading Pierced for our Transgressions¬†they’ve troubled me some more. One aspect of it is how people answer this question, ‘what was

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Who is in your community?

One of the things that has long bugged me about my own experiences of community and I guess my own shortcomings is about who is in included in community. I mean really. I know the theory of church is of course that ALL are welcome,

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The Importance of Buildings

For a great post on the importance of the space we live in head to Make Wealth History and the post on sustainable architecture. Should Christians be at the front of this sort of thinking?

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Sharing space

I posted the following as a comment on Ian Matthew’s blog: I think the idea of having some private and some shared space is well worth investigating – bedrooms, bathroom and a relaxing room (lounge or whatever) as important but kitchen, utilities room, garden, dining