Put People First: March for jobs, justice and climate

I get sent a lot of information (a hang over from my editing days), and I thought I might start posting a bit more of it. For those of you who feel the need to get active in protest about the state of our world consider this… “On 2 April the leaders of 20 of the world’s biggest economies meet in London to tackle the recession and global financial crisis. Even before the banking collapse caused recession, the world suffered vast poverty and inequality and faced the looming threat of…

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Adbusting: Nokia E71

The title of this advert, is ‘Two lives, one phone’. You can have two lives – a work life and a home life. Having this phone joins them up. Not sure how this is any different from any other phone but never mind that now. This phone makes the work/life balance possible, equilibrium and a contented life are all at your disposal if you have this phone. If my work and personal life are out of balance then technology is not my problem nor is lack of technology the problem.…

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Posts of the Week

Plenty of thought provoking articles again, here’s my pick of the bunch The idea that God might be bored if he was to come to our church is an intriguing and provocative one If you use credit cars then avoiding these five common credit card company tricks would be a good idea This article on The Gluttony of Time made me think – maybe I have unhealthy appetites Life can have its low points as my friend Dave Matthias reminds us Marcus Honeysett explains ‘Why he doesn’t like Bible Study!’…

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Convergence

One of the benefits of writing and reading blogs is getting all the different angles on a subject – it’s incredibly refreshing, it’s like using a wide-angled lens on life. Here’s a few of those convergences from today’s reading: Jeremy (in Luton) has posted about Doing Less, while Matt (in Poole) has written about Keeping the Sabbath and Tim (in Sheffield) explains the rhythms of a missional church, including the Sabbath. Simple livings definitely means not doing everything, so this is helpful stuff! On another theme we run from seeing…

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What you've been reading (29/01/09)

Another good reading week… Trevin Wax has read Matt Roger’s Losing God: Clinging to Faith Through Doubt and Depression Matt Hosier has finally got round to reading Tom Wright’s Simply Christian Christine Sine has been reading Gilbert Bilezikian’s Community 101 Apologetics 315 has a review of Introduction to Philosophy by Norman Geisler and Paul Feinberg Hugh Bourne has read A Few Good Men by Richard Coekin and Porn-Again Christian by Mark Driscoll Tim Challies has read The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards by Steven Lawson and Fearless Pilgrim: The Life…

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Darwin's God

Nick Spencer has written a fascinating article for Third Way on the faith (or lack of one) of Charles Darwin. Essential reading I would argue. “Ultimately, Darwin is too complex and too subtle a thinker to be either deified or demonised. As the historian John Hedley Brooke once observed, we should be careful not to pigeon-hole the man who wouldn’t pigeon-hole pigeons.”

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Breaking the Consumer Mould (updated)

The 2nd Breathe Conference has a new date of April 25th. It’s looking promising. We’re privileged to have Pete Greig as our keynote speaker and we’re going to consider the Promise of Life as a way of helping us live differently in a consumer age. If you’re on Facebook you can find details here or here for the website. Be great if you can come and do say hello, be great to meet to you. Here’s the explanation…“Greetings from Breathe,We need to announce a date change for this year’s conference.…

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