Monthly Archives: July 2008

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Things to be thankful for

I’ve got a few posts in me to get out but not sure when. But for the last few days my boy Noah has been back in hospital, due to an infection and slow weight gain. Hopefully those issues are resolved and we’re grateful for

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Book Review: Humility

Humility: True Greatness by CJ Mahaney, is a good little book. It won’t take long to read, it doesn’t demand much in the way of brain power while demanding much of your character. It can be summed up fairly neatly, in that ‘in the light

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Book Review: Dissolution

My son and wife are asleep and all is well. I’m enjoying (between loads of visitors) the opportunity to do some reading. I need to balance my non-fiction with a good story, keeps my imagination going and are simply much easier to read. This is

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Breaking News:

A slowdown in the number of posts at The Simple Pastor was announced today, following the arrival of son number 1 – Noah James, weighing in at 8lbs 5oz or 3.8 kilos if you want it in metric. It’s always good to be reminded that

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Adbuster: Big Yellow

Adverts are designed to infiltrate your life and influence your habits and decisions. Prefer this brand to that and buy this not that. Adverts are at the vanguard of consumerism. So what do we make of this? There’s a tide of stuff flowing into your

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Carbon Offsetting compared

I try and offset my travels – it’s not a perfect solution but it’s better than nothing. Anyway, I’ve been catching up with some reading and came across this helpful comparison of the various schemes from consumer watchdog, Which?

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Completely out of step

Following my posts (here & here) on being out of step with culture a huge debate kicked off over at Dave Warnock’s blog. It reminded me of a couple of things, first that there seem to be some debates in which no one changes their

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Book Review: Free of Charge

Miroslav Volf’s Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace is an excellent book. Forgiveness is such a tough issue to both understand and more importantly to practice. There are so many emotional barriers that we struggle with and as a