Book Giveaway: Generosity

After having recently visited this school in Pakistan and writing about it, I was contacted by Michael Wakely of Starfish Asia who support the school financially. Michael is the author of this excellent little book on generosity (my review here) and he generously has given me a few copies to give away. I’ve shamelessly pinched Tim Challies‘ way of handling this giveaway: “You may only enter the draw once. Simply fill out your name and email address to enter the draw. As soon as the winners have been chosen, all…

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What you've been reading and other bookish things (04/03/2010)

Gary McMurray has been reading some more fiction, this time lovely bones by Alice Sebold Jeremy reviews Shoveling fuel for a runaway train by Brian Czech Todd Hiestand is reading a classic. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison. Although calling him the Hoff is a crime not easily forgiven. This is Kevin DeYoung’s book list for February and his review of Churchill by Paul Johnson Mark Heath has reviewed another CBC Commentary. This time Hosea by Richard Patterson Tim Challies reviews Richard Phillips The Masculine Mandate In this video…

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I link therefore I am (04/03/2010)

PJ Smyth smashes pre-marital sex in this 2 minute video. (HT: Leaders Poole) The line up of speakers at this event is top quality and a great subject This is an interesting report on the state of foster care. I think it is reasonable to judge the quality of a society and a government by the way it cares for the neediest. This three-wheeler looks quite cool (and a bit odd) but as an electric bike I’m all for it The time is coming when the state will push the…

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Book Review: Virtual Integrity

I’ve been thinking for some time about how I use the computer and the internet, it’s probably one of the biggest daily challenges I face. Not simply in avoiding temptation but in not using it as a cover for idleness or avoiding the important work I need to do. Not only that but in discipling and leading youth and helping parents, the issues thrown up by mobile phones, social networks and general internet access issues are important ones. So as always I sought out some books on the subject and…

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Letwin responds to Badger

I regularly use the Facebook application Superbadger from Tearfund to send emails to politicians on issues of justice for the poor. I find it an easy way to stay involved. Recently I sent this email to Oliver Letwin of the Conservative Party. “In recent years, we have seen progress made towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and I welcome the commitment that your party has pledged to spend 0.7% of GNI on international development. But with 1.4 billion people still living on less than $1.25 a day, more still…

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I link therefore I am (01/03/2010)

Inequality in incomes can demonstrate how wealthy a country is and also how unjust it is. Here’s the income gap for the US Here’s some good thoughts on the gospel and the poor In a way this post connects the previous two as Kevin DeYoung wonders if buying a shirt can be a sin (I disagreed with some of it and left a comment to boot). Which makes this story about Apple relevant In case you’re not convinced that advertising isn’t often one big con, then this story about Asda…

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