All posts by Phil Whittall

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Front Edge

Sunday gone, was an interesting day. The West Midlands region of Newfrontiers took part in an initiative called Front Edge. The ‘front edge’ being where the church connects with those who don’t yet follow Christ. The format is simple and straightforward. A guest speaker comes,

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Christian Bookshops

As you know I live with the tension of being against consumerism but owning a shop. I’m also a bibliophile, I just love books. I’m moving my office and I’ve begun packing up my books – it’s a moving experience, the books I’ve read and

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Tearfund on: Global impact

I received a letter this week from Tearfund (who I used to work for) and it began with the launch of a new initiative My Global Impact complete with its own carbon calculator (for the perils of those, see this post over at Make Wealth

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Do good works…

At the end of May I’m involved in our local and utterly brilliant Soul Purpose weekend. Here’s what I posted on that blog…. I don’t believe you get to heaven by doing good works, but I also don’t believe we can know how to live

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Hermas: on possessions

It’s an interesting idea (although wrong) that things on earth are under an alien power for the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, but right in that not everything has kingdom values and almost nothing is neutral…. “You who are God’s servants are

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Slipstream – Leadership

As a young(er) leader in church (does 33 still count as young?) one of the greatest helps to me has been spending time with older, wiser and more experienced – and in my eyes more Godly leaders. No question that time with these men and

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A lifestyle audit

I’ve been thinking for a while that I need to get a fresh handle on where we’re at with taking the environment more into account in our lives, with not being consumerist and trying to live more simply. I think the best way to sum