All posts by Phil Whittall

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Authentic Mission

In a previous post I mentioned 3 tentative aims of community, or at least a community I wanted to be a part of anyway. Greater Simplicity, Increased Generosity and Authentic Mission. I thought it would be helpful (to me, if no one else) to explore them

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Book Review: Doing Church as a Team

I read all sorts of books, they come, they’re pushed on me, sent to me, given to me and occasionally I even choose some. This is one that has been on my shelves for a long time. I’d even started it once and not finished

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Discipleship implies community

I preached about church on Sunday from Colossians (listen here) and a few things have struck me since on further reflection. To love the church, to really love the body of Christ as Jesus does is to love others. To love God and to love

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It's more than sharing stuff

I’ve been letting the whole community debate swill around my head a while longer and I realise I’ve been focusing on the sharing of stuff. What stuff do I share, what is mine, how do we share stuff? Etc… The problem with that of course

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Revisiting Community Revisited

I think this is the last time I can play with the title…it might be fun but it will get silly! Anyway I was excited by the comments I had on the Revisiting Community post… As a result there is a revision of how close

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Book Review: Augustine and His World

I knew very little about Augustine really and this book served as an excellent introduction. It paints a pretty sympathetic portrait and makes excuses for conclusions that have now been widely disregarded (his views on gender and sex for example) but if you know next

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Revisiting Community

I’ve been continuing the long discussion on community and I’m coming to a number of conclusions. While communal living has numerous attractions it isn’t the solution for the many, I think realistically the majority will never buy into it. On the flip side the status