Monthly Archives: June 2011

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I link therefore I am (27.06.2011)

Another mini-theme set of links on sexuality, relationships and the like with a few extras at the end. This NY Times op-ed piece on being a child of artificial insemination is moving Sean Green lays down some early rules for those who may in the

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To smack or not to smack?

Do you smack your children? Should you? And if you’re a Christian, is that right and proper? I came across this article from Denny Burk where he sets out why smacking your kids is Biblical, and many Christians around the world would agree with that.

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I link therefore I am (24.06.2011)

To finish on a Friday we have some posts on families and money: Tim Challies links to two posts by Tim Chester. This one about Walmart/Tesco and this one about families eating together. Tim Keller has a typically good post on three ways to think about

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Fully Booked

I’m packing up my books and as I do sorting them out a bit. I’m learning to a bit more ruthless with my desire to acquire and keep books. Out go ones I’ve read but may never read again, out go books realistically I’ve not

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Bibliophilia (23.06.2011)

Book Reviews Peter Ould has a review of Jenell Williams Paris’ The End of Sexual Identity, ‘Paris calls instead for a view of sexual holiness that has far more to do with Christ then culture.’ Prospero has an audio review of three books on philanthropy

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Bell might not win

If you all thought the debate about hell has gone quiet then get ready for it get stirred up for another round as the book length responses to Rob Bell’s Love Wins are published. Randy Alcorn gives his views first on Mark Galli’s God Wins

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I link therefore I am (22.06.2011)

Two themes today, tenuously linked – church, church planting and technology. The Urban Pastor on why evangelical Anglicans should engage in church planting 9 Marks have an audio on international church planting (something I’m keen on) Kevin DeYoung explains why a church needs a good

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Together

It’s quite a common thing for churches to go away for a weekend and last weekend we did so together with friends from seven other Newfrontiers churches; Together @ Borderlands. I’ve been to more than a few of these over the years but this is