Posts of the Week (29/05/09)

Blogging has been at a minimum of late – I’ll explain at some point or other. But other areas of the blogosphere are still steaming on. Here are some good/interesting/funny things I’ve read this past week. An interesting post from No Impact Man on how consumerism isn’t making women happy He’s also added his top 10 eco-lifestyle changes. Interestingly points 3,4,6,7,8 & 10 are all part of Christian discipleship. I might blog on this list, what do you think? A friend has been in Bolivia practicing medicine and has some…

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What you've been reading (28/05/09)

As always some good reviews out there, if you can’t read the books then read the reviews and keep up to speed with all the great (and sometimes not great) material available. Tim Challies has reviewed Outrageous Mercy by William Farley Greg Boyd has reviewed for Out of Ur The Patriots Bible and thankfully is appalled by it Mark Heath reviews John Piper’s Finally Alive Tim Chester has read Sticky Church by Larry Osborne

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Knowing Jesus

I read this today: “I want to understand Christ the way Christians do – not to become one of them, but in order to enrich my own religious life. I want to learn from them how to have a personal relationship with a personal, humanized, embodied God who cares, and who saves. I want to experience Jesus as a human being enlightened enough to see everyone as holy, even the impure, the leprous and the marginalized. And I want to follow his example, seeing all my fellow human beings and…

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What you've been reading (22/05/09)

I think I’ve missed a few reviews this week – apologies if I’ve missed yours Challies has read two by John Piper This Momentary Marriage and Velvet Steel Jeremy has reviewed Localization: A Global Manifesto by Colin Hines Matt Hosier has read Minority Report a book by my old theology tutor Carl Trueman, McFlurry has reviewed Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias T-Wax has read As we Forgive by Catherine Larson and Evangelicals Engaging Emergent

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Book Review: The Divine Commodity

The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity by Skye Jethani (Zondervan 2009 192 pages) Before you even read the book you have to say it’s pretty encouraging that it even exists. Not long ago a book on consumerism from a mainstream American publisher was a rare thing indeed, there still aren’t many in existence and this one deserves to be near the top of the pile. In nine chapters Jethani unpacks how consumerism has leaked into the church. American is at the forefront of a consumer society, its…

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