I link therefore I am (30.04.2010)

Where has the month gone? Anyway here’s a round-up of the best things I’ve read since getting back from a break. It’s a bit random but there’s some treasure in there…somewhere Has Noah’s Ark been found? Hmm… not so sure (HT: Andy) Could legalizing marijuana solve our national deficit? It might in California Here’s a brief but good interview with Eric Metaxas on his new Bonhoeffer biography What was your life like as a child? (Must read) Another brilliant table from Mark Meynell on the resurrection, this time from Luke’s…

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All things bookish (29.04.2010)

Plenty of links this week as I play catch up after a week’s break. Reviews Over at Make Wealth History, Jeremy has reviewed Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard Mark Heath carries on his run of Bible commentary reviews with this one on James by Alec Motyer and this one on Joshua by Dale Ralph Davis Gary McMurray has reviewed Adrian Warnock’s Raised with Christ Tim Challies reviews the interesting sounding Expository Listening about how to listen to preaching by Ken Ramey Stuff on reading Randy Alcorn writes on…

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I link therefore I vote (28.04.2010)

I came back to 521 blog posts to read on Google Reader, having forgotten to change it to holiday settings (again). Unsurprisingly there was quite a lot on politics. Here is the pick of the bunch in one glorious political link-fest The media is beginning to wonder what influence Christians will have on this election. So the BBC asks will Christians swing the election? Here are words which damn us from a politics lecturer at Oxford, “Across society as a whole my view is that it’s not a statistically relevant…

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I link therefore I shop (27.04.2010)

Found quite a few links on my favourite theme of the perils of consumerism. So here they are Excellent piece by Carl Trueman on what you really buy when you get an iPhone Technology of course adds not helps the pressures we feel on our time. We are loaded with time debt (HT: Challies) Because of pressure on our time we do everything on the go, including eating on the go which is not so good. But some things are changing, swapping might be the new shopping (HT: Challies) And…

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Typhoo claim all their tea is fair trade even if isn't 'fair trade'

A while ago I sent an email (scroll down) to Typhoo using the Facebook Superbadger App. I got this interesting reply which basically says, ‘we’re the good guys – all our products are fair and certifying them fair trade wouldn’t make any difference.’ I think. What’s your take on it? “I am writing with regards to your recent correspondence requesting that Typhoo become a Fair-trade labelled tea. We fully understand your concerns and would like to highlight that, whilst Typhoo wholeheartedly support the Fair-trade movement and would endorse any initiatives…

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Will you sponsor me?

On Sunday 25th April I’m running in the London Marathon for the second time. Last year I ran it in 4hrs 47 minutes and I’m hoping to beat that time by some distance. We shall see. (if you’re interested I use another blog as a way of keeping track of my training) Anyway 26.2 miles is a long way to run just for the fun of it, when I can do that and raise money for an excellent cause at the same time. I’ve left it late deliberately because I…

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