Lifestyle changes

It’s a while since I’ve posted on the subject of sustainable ways of living, but it’s certainly not gone away. So it was an encouragement to me to read this post by Mark Heath and he makes some interesting points. On Global Warming: “It seems that the consensus is that global warming is real and man-made, although every now and then I come up against skeptics (some more believable than others). To be honest, I’m not sure I really need to know. Most of the “good for the environment” things…

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Revival/Outpouring roundup

OK, so I said I wasn’t going to post on this stuff anymore, but since I completed my series of posts on my trip to Dudley, a bunch of people started writing again, so here’s a round up. Matt Hosier gives his view here and has some audio here.Very balanced with a concern to remain united and not divide into polarised camps. I agree. Dave Warnock has started reviewing the teaching at Dudley and has concerns over the method Todd Bentley uses in healing Peter Kirk reports that Todd Bentley…

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Visit to Dudley (part 5)

This is the fifth and final post on my visit to Revival Fires, Dudley (part 1, 2, 3 & 4). So what did I make of it all? Here are some thoughts in order of how I thought of them (or no order at all) Why are nightly meetings important? Is it somehow more special because they’re doing it every night? So was the fact that it was ‘night 53’ significant? I’m already beginning to wonder if ‘interest’ has peaked, although a visit from Todd Bentley to these shores will…

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Bonhoeffer on: Zimbabwe (?)

As far as I know Bonhoeffer never visited Africa, and of course when DB was alive Zimbabwe as we know it today didn’t exist. But my reading today struck me as being relevant and I wonder if doesn’t apply to at least some portion of the church in Zimbabwe. He was, of course, writing about the church in Nazi Germany… “The church confesses that it has witnessed the arbitrary use of brutal force, the suffering in body and soul of countless innocent people, that it has witnessed oppression, hatred, and…

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Visit to Dudley (part 4)

This is the fourth in my reports on my visit to Revival Fires, Dudley (part 1, 2 & 3). It’s about 10.30pm by the time Trevor Baker invites people forward to receive the ‘impartation’ – broadly speaking we’ve had an hour of worship (7.30-8.30pm), an hour of praying for the sick (8.30-9.30pm) and hour of listening to Trevor speak (9.30-10.30pm). Trevor first invites all those in church leadership positions to come first and line up in front of the stage, because if we ‘catch it’ our churches ‘catch it’ too,…

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Visit to Dudley (part 3)

This is the third in my reports on my visit to Revival Fires, Dudley (part 1 & 2). After the worship and the prayers for healing, came first a short talk/exhortation to give, followed by a longer talk by Trevor Baker. The offering was led by an associate called Tom, who (not that this matters much) wasn’t especially eloquent, but we all need to learn how to speak well somewhere. The aim was ‘to prepare our hearts to give’ – nothing wrong with that. Generosity is a discipline that needs…

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