What is the weight of sin?

A few days ago my friend Matt Hosier wrote this post in which he (rightly) pointed out that our society has some strange ideas about what to tolerate or not tolerate. His examples were our strange acceptance of promiscuity and our hostile rejection of obesity. I wondered (in a comment on his post) whether Matt had gone a bit far in saying obesity didn’t matter, I wondered whether it wasn’t in fact linked to sin in some way. I posted a comment and in reply I got this post. The…

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What you've been reading and other bookish things (18.03.2010)

Tim Chester has reviewed ReJesus by Frost & Hirsch Mark Heath continues his review of minor prophets commentaries with this one on Amos by Andrew Hill and this one on Obadiah by Richard Patterson Mark Meynell reviews Jesse Rice’s The Church of Facebook Tim Challies has read Son of Hamas which sounds like a really powerful story Justin Taylor has a video of author and scholar Kevin Vanhoozer discussing 6 books that have influenced him I’m grateful to Adrian Warnock for encouraging Christians to support their local Christian bookshop Tim…

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I am not a good steward

I’m reading significantly more this year (probably as a result of no longer having a TV) and so in an idle moment I wondered how many books I own that I haven’t read yet. The results were somewhat discouraging (and this just from my office – there are hundreds more novels and biographies and so on at home). I have approx 240 reference books including commentaries. I’ve used most of them but read hardly any of them cover to cover. I’ve read around 140 of them in full leaving a…

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I link therefore I am (18.03.2010)

Tim Keller shows how Proverbs 3 offers a mini-guide to life. Superb stuff Jeremy thinks of ten ways to spend $379 billion Andy thinks we need to go deeper than making greed history to deal with poverty For practical measures you could support this school’s new initiative to provide job training Don Miller continues to think about commercialism and faith (part 3) According to Fred Pearce our problem isn’t over-population but over consumption Here’s proper recycling – a house made of plastic

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Consumerism: It's not about the environment

*This is the second (the first is more of an intro here) post into ‘why I think consumerism should be a big deal for Christians* It’s quite a headline really, when you stop to think about it. Pretty much everything these days seems to be about the environment. Climate change was one of the themes of the last decade and will be one for the next ten years too. If you’re sick of hearing about it, talking about it, thinking about it then I have some bad news for you,…

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