All posts by Phil Whittall

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The Cup of Wrath

*Warning – Theological post* Ever since the whole atonement debate kicked off in evangelical circles, a few things about it have troubled me. Since reading Pierced for our Transgressions they’ve troubled me some more. One aspect of it is how people answer this question, ‘what was

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Who is in your community?

One of the things that has long bugged me about my own experiences of community and I guess my own shortcomings is about who is in included in community. I mean really. I know the theory of church is of course that ALL are welcome,

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The Importance of Buildings

For a great post on the importance of the space we live in head to Make Wealth History and the post on sustainable architecture. Should Christians be at the front of this sort of thinking?

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Sharing space

I posted the following as a comment on Ian Matthew’s blog: I think the idea of having some private and some shared space is well worth investigating – bedrooms, bathroom and a relaxing room (lounge or whatever) as important but kitchen, utilities room, garden, dining

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Does church hinder or help community?

Tim Simmonds keeps the community debate going with this post on church and the community and ponders whether the busyness of Christians who ‘run’ church get in the way of them ‘being’ church by hanging out together. Of course while hanging out together sounds like fun,

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Book Review: The Myth of Happiness

Happiness is not the same as joy. Happiness comes and goes, joy lasts. What Christians in the West tend to think of as joy is in fact probably happiness. I think that about summarises ‘The Myth of Happiness’, and it’s ok. Not great, not awful,

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Let's Go – Day Four

Flipping heck, it’s taken me nearly a week to complete this, where does the time go? I’m too busy posting comments on other people’s blogs, that’s my problem. Anyway Day Four was a great finale. We had John Cardinal and his family, from Bristol, with