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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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Book Review: Who Am I?

I get sent so many books and there are literally hundreds on my shelves that I want to read but haven’t yet got to, the pressure of the backlog sometimes kills the joy of reading. As a result I sometimes just pick the shortest book

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Book Review: Total Church

Total Church is a provocative book and there’s much to commend it. There is much in common with the values of Newfrontiers the church family I belong to. This is a gospel centred book from The Crowded House church in Sheffield. They believe in extending

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Where should Generosity flow from?

Last Sunday I preached from Colossians 2:6-7 on growing in Christ. In my understanding growing in Christ is what discipleship is about, it is about obeying Christ and following Christ. That has led me to freshly reflect on the two greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your

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How to dissect Generosity

I’m still thinking around the whole issue of generosity (other things swilling around at the moment are discipleship and community) and so I’m looking around and I usually start my search at Wikipedia and the results are thoroughly uninspiring. The one redeeming comment was :

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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