Monthly Archives: February 2009

Shapers of culture

One of the reasons to reach a city, if not the reason, is to influence a culture. However a new shaper of culture is emerging that has nothing to do with the city in fact it has very little to do with any geographical location

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The city, the culture and the church

This will probably begin a series of posts on the above, following on from the thought provoking teaching of Dr Tim Keller, whom I heard the other day on this subject. He made the case for the church engaging the culture and reaching cities. Cities

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What you've been reading (26/02/09)

Some good reviews as always, which will hopefully encourage you to make reading a priority Lex Loizides writes a good review of John Humphry’s Lost for Words Tim Challies reviews The One True God by Paul David Washer Mark Heath reviews Shane Claiborne’s The Irresistible

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Golden Parachutes

Seeing the handouts given to leading bankers when they get sacked for doing a rubbish job is quite something. Take a look at this. I wish more church leaders would just stand up and say, this is not right. It’s wrong.

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I am an idiot, Tim Keller is not

I don’t know if you’ve ever had the experience of asking a question and it all coming out wrong? I had that. I was at a day conference in London where Tim Keller was the speaker. He was excellent. The theme was influencing the city,

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The evangelical tradition I grew up in was never one for all the seasons and saints, high days and holy days of the traditional churches. Up until recently I had only a vague understanding of Lent (it’s still quite vague) but I do know lots

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Book Review: The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini’s first book The Kite Runner is heart achingly good. Set in Afghanistan this is a story of love, sin, betrayal and redemption. Two boys growing up in Kabul joined and kept apart by invisible ties. The heart of the book is Amir’s struggle