Monthly Archives: November 2009

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Write down guidance

Here’s some advice and I’ll let you have this one for free. When you believe God is speaking to you write it down and don’t lose the notebook. I discovered today an old notebook that I haven’t looked in for years. In 1996, five years

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Bonhoeffer on: Cheap Grace

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a hero of mine. His words about grace remain relevant still. This is from his famous The Cost of Discipleship. “The price we are having to pay today in the shape of the collapse of the organised church is only the inevitable

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Is capitalism bankrupt?

I’ve found a few articles and blog posts on this recently, so here they are: Green Christian begins his critique here Michael Schluter of the Jubilee Centre points out 5 flaws A summary of that is here and they question the value of GDP For

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Simple Christmas

It’s getting towards that time of year again when everyone goes a little crazy and overindulges, over spends and over commits. We’ll recover in February 2010. It won’t come as any surprise that I’m no fan of this feast of consumption we call Christmas. Most

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Church merger: Values

The second question we asked ourselves related to values. What would the characteristics of the new united church be? If you like, what would it’s personality be? Every church has a personality – some churches are friendly others are not. Some are committed to excellence

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What about…*updated*

A while ago I read my friend Dave’s account of the impact of a talk I gave, and he listed the questions I posed that night, I’ve turned those questions into a series of posts which I’ve now finished. Here’s the complete set Questions of