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The happiest place on earth…

…has no materialism according to this article from the BBC. Here are some interesting comments: “So what is his secret of happiness? ‘Not having to worry about money,’ he immediately replies, while picking his nose in an uninhibited way. If you asked the same question

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Interview with Mark Stibbe

Thanks to Adam for the tip on this one, but this is a helpful and insightful conversation between Ken Gott and Mark Stibbe in Sunderland about the events in Lakeland and elsewhere. I find it helpful because Mark Stibbe has a hunger and a passion

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A plea for discernment with Prophetic words

A quick post and a short encouragement. In the midst of all that happens in charismatic churches, we must never forget that we are challenged to ‘weigh what is said’ (1 Cor 14:29). As has been apparent I’ve been doing some thinking, reading, watching and

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Consumerism is idolatry

It’s encouraging to me, to see more and more influential Christian groups name consumerism as a spiritual danger, especially in the US (arguably the most Christian and most consumerist nation on earth). Just recently a group called The Gospel Coalition met (involves leaders like Tim

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Book Review: Jesus for President

Jesus for President is Shane Claiborne’s second book after The Irresistible Revolution. This first book has given Shane a fast track to prominence and he’s found a considerable following here in the UK with his regular trips to Greenbelt amongst others. I think Brits like

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Who names a revival?

One of the things that has been bugging me in the recent events in Florida and Dudley is the role of the media and marketing. I guess at heart I wonder if their role isn’t a mixed blessing. It seems to me that in Toronto

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Aristides on: Christians

“It is the Christians, O Emperor, who have sought and found the truth, for they acknowledge God. They do not keep for themselves the goods entrusted to them. They do not covet what belongs to others. They show love to their neighbours. They do not

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Florovsky on: Community

“Christianity entered history as a new social order, or rather a new social dimension. From the very beginning Christianity was not primarily a ‘doctrine’ but exactly a ‘community’. There was not only a ‘Message’ to be proclaimed and delivered, and a ‘Good News’ to be