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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

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Choose carefully what you read

On the same day I blogged about reading fatigue Matt Hosier also blogged on reading, which if you’re a bibliophile you should read. Reading is so important as a stimulus to your own thought and development that choosing carefully what you read is key. There

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Reading Blogs

The more I’ve blogged, the more I’ve been reading blogs. Some are those of my friends both inside and outside my church, others have been recommended to me and others I’ve found by following trails from one blog to another. One of the things about

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Schaeffer, Theresa, Nouwen and Vanier…

All I believe chose to live in community in some form of other. So that’s Francis Schaeffer (L’Abri), Mother Theresa (famous nun and convent dweller), Henri Nouwen and Jean Vanier (both L’Arche). Any others?

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An instinct for community

I’m currently reading a book that gives an introduction to the life and thought of Augustine (review to follow soon). I have to admit I didn’t know too much about the great man other than his views on original sin, his influence and the name

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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