Monthly Archives: July 2009

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Willimon on: Advertising

I’m enjoying getting acquainted with the sermons of William Willimon. Here’s a gem, “As far as I can tell, public discourse in our society is now owned entirely by advertising. We are a culture of omnivorous desire. Our conversation tends to be limited, even at

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Posts of the Week (31/07/09)

I share Jeremy’s bafflement by this new addition to Dubai I think Mark is absolutely bang on about Ferraris for all I like this quote from Tom Sine on Whole Life Generosity Here are the top 5 silliest eco-inventions Are energy-saving (CFL) light bulbs really

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What you've been reading (30/07/09)

Jeremy has read The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett I chipped in with this review of The Monkey and the Fish by Dave Gibbons and this one of Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever Mark Tubbs reviewed Broken Down

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Consumerism and preaching

Here’s an interesting perspective from Michael Turner’s essay on the preaching of Will Willimon. “Movies, other ‘relevant’ media, and communication tactics are merely business endeavours dominated by a consumerist culture, and preaching that attempts to use these technologies finds it difficult to free itself from

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Money Talks

I’ve been listening to (and am still working through) a number of preachers on money, generosity etc…Here are some of them Pete Sanlon on 1 Timothy 6 and the love of money Dr Paul Mills on The Financial Breakdown: A Spiritual Diagnosis (HT: JT) This