I link therefore I am (31.03.2010)

A bit late today but some good links I think Last weekend I was at a younger leaders conference with my better half. It was a privilege to ask a muddled question to Dave Stroud and get a sharp answer in return. Anyway here’s the bullet points from Stu Alred Jeremy flags up Streetbank which you should join Life can sometimes feel out of balance and so simplifying our working life can help We live in a consumer age and even greenies think what we buy gives status. But with…

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I link therefore I am (30.03.2010)

I’m a fan of all things motorbike related so I like this, this and this Matt Hosier has some good things to say about self-control Time for some Easter related links. This video isn’t new but it is great, because it’s about My King. This video is great because it explains why you can believe my king is not dead but alive. And this explains how you should preach on Easter Sunday

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I link therefore I am (26.03.2010) *updated*

In the last 12 years travel costs for the poor have gone up and come down for the rich. As Jeremy says, that’s backwards Brian Croft has good advice to the young man or woman aspiring to pastoral ministry in their church Marcus has some good thoughts on suburbia as a time-sink (I preached on time last Sunday) Here’s something most of us already know but official statistics show that marriage is more stable than living together Another thing we should know is that parents should focus on relationship over…

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What you've been reading and other bookish things (25.03.2010)

Gary McMurray has read Chris Wright’s The God I don’t understand and Don Carson’s Scandalous Andy Lowe reflects on lessons from reading The Heavenly Man Dave Bish reviews Adrian Warnock’s Raised with Christ Sticking with the resurrection Marcus Honeysett recommends Sam Alberry’s Lifted and Todd Hiestand recommends Eugene Peterson’s Practice the Resurrection Mark Heath continues his commentary reviews with this one on Jonah by Richard Patterson Tim Challies reviews Dig Deeper by Nigel Beynon & Andrew Sach Mark Meynell on Michael Card’s A Better Freedom Finally Donald Miller recommends 7…

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Consumerism: It’s not about the poor

*This is the third in my series looking at why consumerism is an issue for Christians – intro, part 1* The words ‘remember the poor’ ring loud in the Bible (Gal 2:10) and in recent years have had plenty of resonance in the movement of churches I belong to. The Lausanne Paper: An Evangelical Commitment to Simple Life-style which is stirring me greatly at the moment says, “We are shocked by the poverty of millions, and disturbed by the injustices which cause it.” One quarter of the world’s population enjoys…

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I link therefore I am (23.03.2010)

Consumerism is at its best or worst (take your pick) in the creation of demand for products we don’t really need. Take for example these videos on bottled water. One from Annie Leonard and one from Open University. Although as my friend Andy says, it felt a bit more like Open Primary School. One side-effect of our unhealthy lives has been a super-sized Last Supper apparently I appreciated this prayer that asks ‘Am I saved?’ A big part of the reason why I can say yes is because of the…

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Book Review: Dietrich Bonhoeffer – A brief life

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of my spiritual heroes, a man of action, deep faith, author of great books, sharp theological mind and practised in simplicity and community. He is most of the things I wish I was. His The Cost of Discipleship has been one of the most influential books I have ever read. I am therefore a fan. This short book is a great way for anyone to be introduced to the man, his life and something of his legacy by someone who knew him well. Renate Bethge was…

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