I link therefore I am (23/12/09)

This song deserves to go viral (IMHO). Brilliant. Going for another video, Francis Chan made me laugh (HT: Challies) This has punch, “Families eat together, play together, cry together, laugh together, raise child together provide for one another. Families argue and fight, but they do not stop being families and they don’t join other families because they have different tastes in music or reading. With family you can take off your shoes and put your feet on the sofa. They provide identity and a place of belonging. Family is one…

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The Science of Climate Change

In my last post I said I was convinced about climate change. I received an anonymous comment that said, “the reason many people are climate skeptics is that the science is just not convincing.” This short video (4 minutes) gives you an insight into the amount of work that goes into the IPCC. You might still think their findings are politically biased or scientifically in error. Even so the work done is quite remarkable.

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Climate Change: Why I’m convinced

I’m not a scientist. Nowhere even close. I barely passed physics and biology GCSE’s, I’m fairly rubbish at maths beyond mental arithmetic (as long it doesn’t include long division) and I think the periodic table is a piece of antique furniture. So why am I convinced about the science of climate change? Firstly, it’s a debate you can’t ignore. A side must be taken because, while the future of the planet is not in jeopardy, the form of human civilisation could drastically alter and as always the poorest will be…

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I link therefore I am (22/12/09)

Tim Chester has a thoughtful post on the Gospel story as the story of community  Adrian Warnock has a helpful post on the evolutionary spectrum  Matt Hosier fights his Bah Humbug! tendencies at Christmas  Could power stations really look this good?  Some of the best goals you’ll ever see (HT: Challies) How a British Muslim sees Christmas (and gets it more than the most Brits)

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I link therefore I am (19/12/09)

Shaun Groves writes about Christmas, “In the 1920s, for instance, when Saint Nick became the patron saint of American consumerism, most Christians in this country opposed the holiday because of its inextricable connection to materialism and self-indulgence.” Not so any more. (HT: Skye Jethani) Mark wonders would God allow climate change?  The Jubilee Centre has a paper calling for a new liberation theology, “We need a holistic theology of liberation which addresses the diverse forms of spiritual, relational and material enslavement that are rife in the twenty-first century.” Justin Taylor…

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I link therefore I am (18/12/09)

A couple of follow ups today from this set of links. As Britain declines in affiliation to Christianity George Pitcher thinks, “But I think people are becoming increasingly fed-up with the me-me-me consumerist lifestyle. A spiritual hunger will bring them back together in groups again, helping them to rediscover their common – and very often Christian – heritage. The resulting bodies may not call themselves churches, but that’s what they’ll be.” Al Mohler weighs in with his thoughts on the passing of Oral Roberts and also laments his prosperity theology …

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Why are we getting rid of the TV?

So the other day the TV went into the Garage for a month of solitary confinement. At the end of the month we will pronounce judgement on said box – it will be either returned to the Whittall family home or sent into permanent exile. The decision got a few comments on the blog and on Facebook. So why are we doing it? There are a lot of reasons: We’re not ditching all TV entertainment. We’ll watch DVD’s on computer and if we think about use online options to stream…

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What you've been reading (17/12/09) and other bookish things

A bumper list this time, which is basically two weeks for the price of one. Enjoy. Jeremy has read On Guerilla Gardening by Richard Reynolds Sean Green has listed the books he’s read this year (being competitive I counted to see if I’ve read more. Sad. I’ve only read 5 of his list. Which is why links like this is so helpful!) Al Mohler (a real book guy) gives his views on the Kindle Tim Chester reviews Planting Churches by Stuart Murray (I reviewed it here) Atheists have bizarrely brought…

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