All posts by Phil Whittall

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Stewing on mercy

I haven’t posted for a while because I’ve been stewing. Nothing culinary though. I’ve recently been invited to take part in a conference next April and the working title of the seminar I’m involved with is ‘How to live a mercy filled life in a

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Black Gold

Last night I finally got round to watching Black Gold and if you drink coffee you must watch this film. I mentioned it back here where you can watch the trailer. The whole Fair Trade concept is not new but I personally struggle to conceive how any

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Rich Christians

I just wanted to flag up a review of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger over at Make Wealth History. Ron Sider’s book is a classic on the biblical view of poverty and possessions and has recently been revised and updated for the 5th

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How UnChristian are we?

 Sometime ago I read and wrote about Dan Kimball’s book They like Jesus but not the Church and then followed it up with a series of posts on whether the same conclusions Dan reached in the US were also true of the UK. You can read

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Book Review: Monster

So this is the fiction book I read, not what I’d normally choose but there it was on my shelves unread and now it isn’t. Christian fiction isn’t always that great but Peretti is a decent writer and Monster isn’t bad. Whatever you think of

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Book Review: Holy Discontent

Holy Discontent is not a complicated book, it’s not a deep book. I’m not 100% convinced there’s enough here for a book but you can’t fault Hybels for passion. Whatever he does it seems he gives it 100%. This IS a book about frustration, frustration

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Book Review: Dictionary of Mission Theology

This is a book review I did for the magazine Christian Marketplace (not published yet) Dictionary of Mission Theology/ ed. John Corrie/ IVP/ 9781 8447 42134/ Hardback/ 461 pages/ £24.99 I initially wondered what variety of dictionary they’ll think of next but this is a