Yearly Archives: 2011

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Books of 2011

These are all the books I have read in 2011 and their reviews Consumer Detox by Mark Powley Before the Frost by Henning Mankell Freakonomics by Levitt & Dubner A New Perspective on Jesus by James DG Dunn Holiness & Mission by Morna Hooker and

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Book Review: Good Omens

Every now and then some light reading is called for and this came in the handy form of Good Omens by Pratchett and Gaiman. The basic plot is that it’s time for the end of the world and the birth of the anti-Christ, unfortunately due to

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Book review: Asylum and Immigration

For the past ten years or so I have lived in middle England. Our town had an overwhelmingly white British population, most of whom would be very happy if it stayed that way. Despite having travelled reasonably widely and had the pleasure of learning about different

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Scotland, the church and homosexuality

Two quite different posts here but dealing with different aspects of the same issue. In this post Carl Trueman shares a speech by a minister who has left the Church of Scotland over its changing position on homosexuality. “It is, of course, not a question of

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The giving of Christmas

The angels gave their message Mary gave her body Joseph gave his reputation Caesar gave his orders The innkeeper gave his manger The magi gave their gifts The heavenly host gave their praise And the shepherds gave their worship. Mary gave birth Joseph gave a

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What mission, whose mission?

Not so long ago I reviewed The Road to Missional  by Michael Frost who argued that ‘mission cannot be reduced to simply spoken evangelism or acts of kindness and compassion’ and then not long afterwards Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert published What is the mission of

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Miscellaneous: 7 links

The last set of links before Christmas and a particularly random bunch. Sorry about that. Hope the links have been a source of interesting things for you. One more for the year, but trust you’ll have a great Christmas. I use Google every day, me