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 much from links via this blog, but just so you know all book pictures and titles now link. Anyway, given that this blog is sometimes or even mostly about NOT BUYING MORE STUFF owning a shop which depends on people doing exactly that is a…

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Bonhoeffer on: A son given by God

“This text speaks of the birth of a child, not the revolutionary deed of a strong man, or the breath-taking discovery of a sage, or the pious deed of a saint. It truly boggles the mind: The birth of a child is to bring about the great transformation of all things, is to bring salvation and redemption to all of humanity. As if to shame the most powerful human efforts and achievements, a child is placed in the centre of world history. A child born of humans, a son given…

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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 have been somewhat ambivalent about the whole idea (for my reasons have a read of a comment I left following this post by Matt Hosier. So it’s going to be another interesting journey, life’s not dull now goodness knows what it will be like in…

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