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Why aren't we all good samaritans?

I enjoy being provoked in my faith by thinkers from other disciplines. So if you have 13 minutes to think about compassion and why you aren’t always compassionate, then watch this film by psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence.

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The Simple Pastor reaches first milestone

It occurred to me today that I’ve been actively blogging for a while now and it turns out that I started this blog on the 18th December 2006. So The Simple Pastor has turned one and I didn’t even realise, which isn’t unusual when it

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My local Christian bookshop…

…happens to be partly owned by me. We’ve just upgraded our website and I’ve just spent the last forty minutes or so updating all the links from books I’ve reviewed on this site (currently 33 of them). I doubt the sales will ever amount to

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Fatherhood

Well, the big news of recent months for me is that Emma and I are expecting a little Whittall some time in the middle of July, which will join the bursting nursery at North Shrewsbury Community Church. Yet more food for thought. I confess to

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A new entry at 37

Adrian Warnock has been reviewing his blogging year and has just listed his top 70 referrers and surprisingly I’ve come in at 37! His blog isn’t quite as interesting without the comments, but if you want a reformed charismatic blog – it’s hard to beat.

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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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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