Monthly Archives: August 2008

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What about generosity?

Not much has changed since Jesus watched a rich man and a widow give their offerings at the temple. We still think generosity has to do with the amount given rather than the amount left, Jesus disabused us of that notion. However, in the intervening

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Challies reads on creation care

One of the best known Christian bloggers is Canadian Tim Challies, his blog is well worth reading even if only to see what makes a great blog. Tim devours books in a way that I devour my wife’s chocolate biscuits. Anyway he’s been reading recently

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What about the way we label success?

Success – many people strive after it, it’s what we want for our children – to succeed, yet most of us have a muddled view of what success is. Success at school is getting high marks in exams, after that success is defined by career,

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Some interesting thoughts on gender roles

Not too long this post kicked off a whole series of posts and debates here. So it was an intriguing few days at Newday, the Newfrontiers youth event. While taking some time out one afternoon I read this in the Sunday Times, where a female

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How consumerism came about

I always take notice when another blogger posts on the issue of consumerism, especially those that don’t really do that. I have to say that anecdotally there’s far more evaluation and soul searching on this than ever before and I don’t think that’s entirely down

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Todd Bentley, revival, and discernment

Well, Todd Bentley is headlining the blogs again and not for good reasons. A month or so ago I was having a conversation with my friend Ian about Lakeland and Dudley and I said, ‘I don’t think we’ll be talking about Lakeland and Todd Bentley

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Green God

I recently came back from Newday. Worshipping with 6000 teenagers is good for your soul, but not your voice. Anyway, while there with our youth group, I also gave a seminar called Green God. You can read my talk here and (audio here). Thanks to

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What about consumption?

At some point in the years after WWII our economies changed. The western world evolved into consumer economies. You are a consumer. I am a consumer. We have even designed our systems to measure your level of consumption. In fact from the point of view