Monthly Archives: November 2008

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What I know about you

In an entertaining (for me anyway) quest to find out more about the people who read this blog I’ve begun a series of polls, (usually at top right). The latest results are in: Under 16 0 (0%) 16-25 7 (22%) 26-35 11 (35%) 36-50 9

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iPhone hubris

Sometimes adverts just go too far in their claims. Everything? Really? This mobile phone is going to change everything? Peace in Iraq? An end to world poverty? Will it stop me losing at chess? Will it help me be funnier? So what exactly is it

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Mental illness

Following on from the post on depression I came across this post about mental illness which links to a new blog on the topic. If you’re interested follow it up

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Giving and Extreme Poverty

I recently came across Todd Hiestand’s blog and he’s starting a series on giving from 2 Corinthians 8 which was enough to catch and hold my attention. He writes, “Now, I am not a mathematician. In fact, its a little known fact that I actually

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What you've been reading (27/11/08)

Terry Virgo recommends The Reason for God by Tim Keller and The Gospel According to Mark by James Edwards Matt Hosier recommends for the second time this time after actually reading the book, Worldliness ed by CJ Mahaney Not Under Bondage: Biblical Divorce for Abuse,

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Heslam on thrift

Peter Heslam calls for a rediscovery of thrift. He writes “Despite this silence, Hebrew and Christian scriptures provide solid foundations for a theology of thrift. Indeed, the word probably derives from an Old Norse word meaning ‘to thrive’. Literally it means ‘prosperity’ or ‘well-being’ –

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What about the future?

Well this is the final post in my ‘what about…’ series that was sparked off by this post from Dave Matthias. It’s taken me a while and I’ve clearly got distracted along the way, but here we are. What about the future? Jesus made a

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Book Review: Jesus wants to save Christians

Jesus wants to save Christians is Rob Bell’s (he of the Noomas and Velvet Elvis) third and probably most substantial book, co-authored with Don Golden from World Relief. Its subtitle ‘A Manifesto for the church in exile’ neatly encapsulates the heart of the book. Church