I'm a Geek

I hate to admit this but the more I’ve blogged the more I’ve messed around with the settings and appearance of everything my blog, to my desktop, to all the applications I use. There is only one conclusion. I am a geek. This is doubly annoying as nearly 20 years ago my best friend nicknamed me Geekboy when it was blatantly untrue and now it has come to pass. Gutted. Anyway, here are my top 10 resources and whatnot to simplify or enhance your computer experience and more. Right at…

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Make a resolution: Buy fair trade

Here’s one for everyone, I appreciate not everyone shares my faith so perhaps interest in world mission is not on your agenda. What should be though is buying fair trade products or at least products that work on similar lines such as rainforest alliance partners. For example drinks companies increasingly recognise that somewhere in their brand the ‘just’ alternative must exist. PG Tips do for tea and now Kenco does with coffee. Here’s their latest advert: Growing Communities .. Watch the ad…

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Book Review: How to get really rich

For my first book review of 2009 (although to be fair, I finished reading it in 2008) is Brian Rosner’s How to get really rich: A sharp look at the religion of greed published by IVP. It’s currently out of print, but if I was IVP at the very least I’d give it a makeover and reissue it quick sharpish, with a bit more thought an updated version would be even better. Brian Rosner is currently Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Ethics, at Moore College in Australia and in…

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What you've been reading (02/01/09)

Luke’s looks at Mark Driscoll’s e-book Porn-again Christian Jeremy has read The Costs of Economic Growth by E.J Mishan Tim has read the interestingly titled Incomprehensible Demoralisation by Jared Combs Trevin Wax (such a great name) reviews GK Beale’s ‘We Become what we worship’ Luke Davydaitis has enjoyed Peace Like a River by Leif Enger Tim Challies again on Virtual Integrity by Daniel Lohrmann about integrity and use of the internet Trevin Wax reviews The God who Smokes by Timothy J Stoner Hugh Bourne has read and appreciated Tim Keller’s…

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What would Jesus buy

Mark Heath has been reflecting on John 13:29. He writes: “Both ways of spending money, whether on feasting or philanthropy, reveal Jesus’ desire to use the little money he did have to bless others. He feasted with not just his friends, but all sorts of people, from tax collectors to prostitutes to Pharisees, all the while seeking to befriend them and point them towards the kingdom of God. And when giving to the poor, he again studiously avoided doing it in a selfish way, simply as a means to get…

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