Extortion

This is a shameless attempt to get make money from this blog and for that I make no apologies. I’m running in the London Marathon in just 26 days time. I’ve never run that far in one go before (I may never do it again either) and I’m hoping for a time of around 4 hours. My hope is that you, the reader, will sponsor me for this attempt. The two options are: 1. Breadtrust do great work feeding the hungry and caring for the needy in Ukraine. http://www.mycharitypage.com/philwhittall2. I…

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Posts of the Week (27/03/09)

A few more than 2 this week. I think that was evidence of me not finishing what I started! We kick off with 2 from Matt Hosier. First this on Love Zim And then this on 10 reasons why he tithes. Point 7 is my favourite. If you like a bit of theology then Bill Mounce on translation issues is just brilliant. One short blog post and I understand John 3:13 way better than before. If you’re in business and that’s your mission field. This blog from my friend Dom…

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What you've been reading (26/03/09)

A few more books this week than last and some general reading tips and links! T-Wax has reviewed Mark Driscoll’s Death by love Jeremy has read A Good Childhood report from The Children’s Society Matt Hosier has read God & Government by Charles Colson Todd Hiestand has reviewed Effective Church Leadership by Ken Callahan Lex Loizides gives his thoughts on Positioning Yourself to receive Healing by Doug Jones Christine Sine tells us what she thinks about Ben Lowe’s Green Revolution:Coming Together to Care for Creation Koinonia regular videos of scholars…

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The greatest preacher America has ever seen

One of the good things about a blog is that mistakes can easily be corrected. Say something out of turn or make a factual error and it’s straightforward to put right. I was catching up on the blogs through Google Reader and read this from Mark Driscoll on George Whitefield; “George Whitefield (1714–1770) began preaching at the age of twenty-four and is the greatest preacher America has ever produced.” I was just about to fire off a blog blast pointing out Whitefield’s Britishness (like it matters in the Kingdom of…

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Peace Villages

I spent a year of my life working in Burundi with Tearfund nearly 10 years ago now, but the country still has a place in my heart. The BBC have a set of photos as some of the last remaining refugees from Tanzania return home. Have a look Support either Simon Guillebaud and Glo or Tearfund

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Dare to break the mould

If you’ve ever felt stuck in a consumer mentality… If you want to embark on a more generous and thankful lifestyle…If you just want to work out how to follow God in a world of non-stop shopping, disposable relationships and unsustainable lifestyles…Come and join us for ‘Breaking the Consumer Mould’ the second Breathe Conference at St Paul’s Hammersmith on 25th April, 10-3pm. Full details are now available on the website, but there’s a list of the Breathing Spaces below. Not only do we have Pete Greig as the main speaker,…

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