All posts by Phil Whittall

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Black Gold

For many people who care about issues of injustice in the world and how this connects with lifestyle, long ago settled the issue of what sort of coffee to buy. The only allowable answer is Fair trade coffee. However despite the remarkable growth of fair

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Climate Change: Book Review

This little 32 page booklet is a good one to give to people who are just beginning to think about the issue of climate change from a Christian perspective. Clearly from it’s size it is a first word not a last word on the subject.

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Book Review: Freedom of Simplicity

Freedom of Simplicity is a classic and a must read for everyone interested in seeking out the simple life in the 21st century. Few people will have written so thoughtfully and drawn so deeply from the wells of Christian experience than Foster. He focuses as

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A Satisfied Life

Tucked away near the end of Paul’s first letter to Timothy is a little statement that packs a big punch, Paul states very clearly that if he had food and clothing, he would be content (1 Tim 6/8) and that’s it.To be content is to

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Wikipedia explains

A day rarely goes by where I don’t find myself on Wikipedia for some reason or other and it occurred to me that I’d never read the article on consumerism and then one thing of course leads to another and you’re reading an article on

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Energy plan set to back nuclear

So I was doing my regular news review (can’t start the day with poring over the BBC news site) and this was the lead story –BBC NEWS | Politics | Energy plan set to back nuclearWhat do you think, good or bad, green or greedy?

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Separating Kingdom and Culture

This past weekend I was doing some teaching on the Kingdom of God with some students and at the end of the final session we began to discuss what marks the lifestyle of a member of the kingdom of God. What was interesting was initially