Monthly Archives: January 2010

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Pakistan

Today I’m flying out to Pakistan to visit with some friends of mine who moved with their family to Karachi a couple of years ago. It should be an interesting week. Karachi is hot and crowded. It’s one of the world’s largest cities both in

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I link therefore I am (20/01/10)

This will be my last set of links for a week or so, later today I’m flying out to Pakistan for a week to visit some friends of mine. I’ll hopefully share some reports and pictures when I’m back (sooner if I get web access).

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In an ocean of material prosperity

I’ve just watched Martin Luther King’s rightly famous ‘I have a dream’ speech. Even 40 plus years later it’s powerful, hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck raising stuff. The man was a gifted wordsmith and an extraordinary communicator, but he needed a dream. It was the dream that carried the

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I link therefore I am (19/01/10)

If you haven’t given yet to Haiti, please consider doing so. Watch the appeal film here Dan Rodgers blasts the prosperity gospel with both barrels and then throws the gun at them Climate Change need not be all bad, something beautiful could emerge This article

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I link therefore I am (18/01/10)

I came across this article from a couple of years ago on resisting the consumer urge This is a good rant about a church’s decision to bless laptops and mobiles Last week I made this list and you can find some good follow on thoughts

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We have a lover (*updated links)

At church last week I began a series called Counterfeit Gods based on Tim Keller’s book of the same name. Today I tackled the issue of love and how it can become a false god. As I prepared the talk, I was struck by how

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Take time to play

(This was written on Wednesday this week – but I had some technical challenges to overcome before posting) Today is a busy day as most days usually are. But today it is snowing. While most of the UK has had decent amounts of the white

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I link therefore I am (15/01/10)

This is very, very clever. You should watch it Why cars make it worse in the snow, at least in the UK Will Willimon has 4 questions for pastors Matt Hosier reflects on baptism Tim Simmonds feels the heat about preaching My friend Jeremy has