Monthly Archives: April 2008

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Social Action Conference

I’ve been a bit busy preparing talks and hit a run of meetings (will they ever end?) but I’ve enjoyed preparing for part of a seminar called ‘how to live a mercy filled life in a difficult world’ at the upcoming Newfrontiers social action conference.

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Breathing Earth

I’m always impressed by web wizards and I caught this site from John Allan’s latest web round up in Youthwork magazine. Breathing Earth is a simple and clever site that shows you how often countries emit 1000 tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere and also

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Gleanings from a weekends reading

It’s not often that I get the chance to just read through a weekend’s papers. It’s one of life’s enjoyable pleasures for me that I don’t often get time to do. As always there were a number of articles of interest. They interested me so

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Bonhoeffer on: The Prize

“We realize more clearly than formerly that the world lies under the wrath and grace of God. We read in Jeremiah 45, ‘Thus says the Lord: Behold, what I have built I am breaking down, and what I have planted I am plucking up….And do

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Book Review: The Disciple-Making Pastor

This book (although with a new cover and updated) by Bill Hull caught my eye at a recent conference. Discipleship not conversion is the biggest challenge of our day, how to produce a church of people that don’t merely give assent to Christ as their

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Money can't buy happiness…

…according to this report on BBC news. Which is, well, not very surprising actually. Instead it shows that the more technology and stuff we have the greater our anxiety and the more likely we are to be depressed. On that note yesterday I kept my