Monthly Archives: January 2012

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Capitalism needs an ethical boundary

Randy Alcorn has recently completed some interviews with Os Guinness (key note speaker at the upcoming Everything Conference) who makes some interesting comments about capitalism. Firstly, he affirms capitalism: “I have no problems admitting the extraordinary superiority of market capitalism; it is a remarkable engine

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Miscellaneous: 7 links

How did we get to the end of January already? Really, whoever is speeding the world up, stop it. Anyway, a little more eclectic set of links today. Tim Chester has a great post on hearing God speak How to build an extended family and

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Junia or Junias?

A while ago I read Steve Holmes review of Scot McKnight’s Junia is not Alone: Breaking our silence about women in the Bible and the church today. Holmes recounts that McKnight gives a history of how Junia became Junias and then Junia again. The highlighted quote

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Reasons You Should Not Marry an Unbeliever

Anyone who has been involved in pastoral ministry for any length of time, will likely have come across this situation where a Christian has decided to marry a non-believer. Personally, I find it hard, no-one wants to have a painful conversation and point out to

Book review: All hell let loose

  For a while now I’ve averaged about one book every ten days, yet here we are three weeks into January and I’ve only just finished my first book of 2012. The reason for that is that Max Hasting’s monumental volume on the second world

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Miscellaneous: 7 links

We started language classes yesterday, so hopefully our Swedish will improve. No idea yet of the impact on my English. Anyway a few links to give you some reading material over the weekend. Denis Alexander gives a brief answer to the following question:  ‘if we last

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Micro-finance for mission

Not so long ago I signed up to the excellent Kiva, which harnesses the power of the internet to raise finance for micro-finance groups all over the world. I’m all for it. Just the other day a lady in Cambodia repaid the first part of