My Christmas Day

Yesterday was a great day. One of the things we do as a church is take part in Soul Purpose with other Christians around the town, for the past few years it’s been a weekend event in May (gardening, fun days, community events etc…). Earlier in the year we decided it would be a good idea to do something on Christmas Day. Dinner for 120 it is then. So families volunteered on mass and we began asking people who would otherwise be on their own to come and join us…

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What I know about you (part 3)

So the latest poll results are in and to be honest they’re not too surprising although it did get more votes than any other poll, with 51 of you kindly taking part. I lead a Newfrontiers church so no shocks that most of the voters also attend a Newfrontiers church. Anglican 12 (23%) Newfrontiers 29 (56%) Methodist 2 (3%) Vineyard 0 (0%) Baptist 2 (3%) Pentecostal 0 (0%) Independent 1 (1%) Catholic 1 (1%) Other 2 (3%) None 2 (3%) Which by my reckoning makes 93% of you so no…

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Snippets (24/12/08)

Who makes the greenest laptops, Apple or Dell? Either way it’s not an argument that would have happened a few years ago Ridiculous luxuries continue to be made. Gold mobile phone with white leather anyone? An impressive example of recycling, from Hollywood of all places The Wii (nintendo) is apparently to blame for a rise in hospital admissions. The world is daft For those of you wanting to cut your electricity and waste – buy rechargeable batteries and charge them in this new solar powered recharger Some other greener gadgets…

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Another Hallelujah

Sunday night was our guest Christmas service. We’re not a traditional church and we meet in a school so this service tries to walk the balance between traditional elements (carols and readings for those that only come once a year), evangelism (preaching the gospel to those that only come once a year) and more contemporary presentations (so it feels like us – in case guests decide to come more than once a year). I think on the whole we do a pretty good job. We had a good number of…

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Most commented posts

Blogging is a funny thing, when you start out you try and tell yourself that you don’t mind if no one else reads it (just in case no one else does). So I guess a highlight for any bloggers journey is when you get your first comment (thanks Ross) as you get that confirmation that somebody else actually reads what you’ve put time into writing. I had to wait 3 weeks for the first comment and since then it’s been a patchy record with my record being 10 comments. I…

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What you've been reading (18/12/08)

Tim Chester has been reading through Oliver O’Donovan’s The Desire of the Nations (one post per chapter) For a meaty set of book reviews check out the latest issue of Themelios Trevin Wax has a Christmas books give away here of all his top 10 books of the year plus an ESV Study BibleAndrew Wilson on 5 books to read before you die (video) (HT: Adam Bradley)

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