Monthly Archives: October 2009

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Posts of the Week (30/10/09)

Jeremy is right about this. Ouch. He’s also upset about this and rightly so. I’m going to read Tim Keller’s Counterfeit Gods soon. Here he is on his own experience Celebrity is the ambition of many, to the folly of some For Jon, global warming

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John Hosier on: Simplicity & Generosity

From a talk John Hosier did on ‘remembering the poor’ at CCK Brighton. “If we reject materialism and asceticism it seems to me we are left with the biblical way of generosity, which in turn is linked with simplicity. Simplicity is not to be understood

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Why do I do it?

I’ve no idea, it’s a fool’s errand, it’s the craft of a fine procrastinator, it’s stupid. Yes I’ve gone and changed the look of my blog again. I’ve made a few other changes too – comment forms are now embedded at the end of each

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The post-crisis consumer

TED consistently produces thought provoking videos. This one is on how consumerism is changing and shifting. It’s not all bad it seems, although I think it’s a bit early to be so certain…

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Book Review: Vintage Church

Not so long ago I also reviewed Mark Driscoll’s Vintage Church for Christianity Magazine. “What is the church? If you repeat the historic belief in ‘one holy catholic Church’ what is it exactly that you are affirming? Mark Driscoll believes that not enough people, leaders

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Through the eyes of a child

I’m not sure anything goes slower than a toddler learning to walk. First of all the steps are generally unsteady, the direction uncertain and the focus unclear. The toddler I have in mind is easily distracted. The dullest of twigs, stones and leaves all get

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Tim Chester on: Fasting

Tim Chester has some good things to say about fasting. If the queue at McDonalds the last time Newfrontiers leaders gathered to pray and fast was anything to go by, it probably wouldn’t hurt to remind ourselves of why we fast. Here’s a taster: “When