Monthly Archives: September 2007

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Does church hinder or help community?

Tim Simmonds keeps the community debate going with this post on church and the community and ponders whether the busyness of Christians who ‘run’ church get in the way of them ‘being’ church by hanging out together. Of course while hanging out together sounds like fun,

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Book Review: The Myth of Happiness

Happiness is not the same as joy. Happiness comes and goes, joy lasts. What Christians in the West tend to think of as joy is in fact probably happiness. I think that about summarises ‘The Myth of Happiness’, and it’s ok. Not great, not awful,

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Let's Go – Day Four

Flipping heck, it’s taken me nearly a week to complete this, where does the time go? I’m too busy posting comments on other people’s blogs, that’s my problem. Anyway Day Four was a great finale. We had John Cardinal and his family, from Bristol, with

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Greed is idolatry

Man, everyone is cashing in on my themes at the moment. There’s the whole community thing and now over at Justin Taylor’s blog is notice of a new book ‘Greed as Idolatry’ by Brian Rosner for the Theology readers amongst you (are there any?)

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More on Community

I love this…suddenly almost out of nowhere people are talking about community, what does it mean, what does it look like, how do we do it, should we even bother? Follow Tim’s thoughts here or Matt’s thoughts here. I’ll need to get off my backside and

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Building community

Great post from my mate Tim Simmonds on his thoughts about community (or lack thereof) in the church after reading this blog.

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Let's Go – Day Three

This is a bit of a cheat as Day 3 happened a few days ago but ‘better late than never’ according to my mum. Actually being late wasn’t a great idea on that front so I’m not sure she’s saying what she really thinks.  Anyway, Day 3