Monthly Archives: September 2010

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Clement on musical styles

I’m reading Henry Chadwick’s history The Early Church and there are some absolute gems which I’ll post for your reflection, edification and application. This one is for my friend Tim Simmonds who likes to bang on about music and worship in the church. “Clement of

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Bibliophilia (30.09.10)

Reviews Matt Hosier has read James Davison Hunter’s To Change the World a book he describes as, both ‘brilliant’ and ‘poor’! Jeremy has read Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal by Tristram Stuart. According to Jeremy this is, ‘written with a passion for justice and

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Blog Action Day: Water

Once a year there is a concerted effort by bloggers on one day to raise an issue above the line on the blogosphere. The theme is voted for and you get to write what you like on that theme. This year the theme is: water.

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Caesarius' advice on preaching

I’m reading Henry Chadwick’s history The Early Church and there are some absolute gems which I’ll post for your reflection, edification and application. Caesarius became Bishop of Arles in France in 502AD and he promptly used his sermons to address some of the superstitious behaviour

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I link therefore I am (29.09.10)

Jeremy gives us 10 facts about food waste that are worth knowing Which he follows up with his critique of our current government’s green credentials so far (not too impressive) I’ve only been a parent two and a bit years but I appreciated this reflection

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Was infant baptism the standard in the early church?

I’m reading Henry Chadwick’s history The Early Church and there are some absolute gems which I’ll post for your reflection, edification and application. Over the years I’ve had regular arguments with friends about infant baptism. Sooner or later we get round to debating it’s place

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I link therefore I am (28.09.10)

Where is the oil? It’s a good question and this cool infographic from mint gives some of the answer. Here’s a headline, the US produces 5 million barrels of oil a day. The third highest figure (after Saudia Arabia and Russia) but uses nearly 20

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How John Chrysostom upset the rich

I’m reading Henry Chadwick’s history The Early Church and there are some absolute gems which I’ll post for your reflection, edification and application. John Chrysostom (Golden Voice) was one of the greatest preachers of the early church and who under severe pressure was made Bishop