All things bookish (27.05.2010)

Reviews Jeremy has read Bad Samaritans by Ha-Joon Chang and Seasick by Alanna Mitchell Tim Challies reviews The good news we almost forgot by Kevin DeYoung and sings the praises of the new Bonhoeffer biography by Eric Metaxas Two reviews of Tales of the Unexpected by Pete & Ann Woodcock. One by Gary McMurray and one by Tim Chester Gary has also read John Stott: The Making of a Leader by Timothy Dudley-Smith and The Gospel in Revelation by Graeme Goldsworthy

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I link therefore I am (26.05.2010)

Bit more random today, but some good things here (well I think so) I never knew watching pop idol was a sin but apparently it is. So is going to a community church. If you don’t believe me just listen to this guy. This puts a lot of the people at my church in deep trouble. My good friends the ASA are a bit inconsistent. They decided not to rule on whether God exists but made a clear decision that He doesn’t heal today. Assuming He exists, which He may…

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I link therefore I am (25.05.2010)

Today’s set of links have a definite theme to them, as I caught up on some reading – there were plenty of posts connected to how Christians think, live and act in connection to wealth, poverty and mission. Here they are: Here’s an interesting debate between Kevin DeYoung and David Platt about Platt’s book Radical and what it means to be an radical Christian. Justin Taylor interviews Platt here Contrast that with this reaction to Shane Claiborne who talks about being an ordinary radical Justin Taylor quotes JD Greear on…

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I link therefore I am (21.05.2010)

According to science, apparently, we shouldn’t exist The UK will soon see it’s first advert for abortion services, if this idea gets you upset (and it should) then you could write a letter like this Andy asks whether you would ever rejoice over taxation? Another great question that Randy Alcorn asks is would you buy your teenage son porn? Baptism (infant or believer) is a debate I’ve had lots. Here John McArthur and RC Sproul debate Some pastor should move on but here’s an excellent reason why some pastors should…

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I link therefore I am (19.05.2010)

I was recently at Newfrontiers prayer & fasting which we do three times a year, in this interview Matt Chandler shares his thoughts on his experience Dave Bish reminds us that Jesus is better While Andy reminds us that the Bible is great Pete Sanlon has a fascinating insight into Steve Jobs, Apple & porn Churches can sometimes act like businesses. Mint.com shows how denominations invest their cash Churches of thousands also in many ways act like corporations. Take this example of how Mark Driscoll deals with internet criticism. In…

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Book Review: My Father, Maker of the Trees

Reading this book was a frustrating experience. Any story about surviving the Rwandan genocide and learning how to forgive should be both deeply shocking, moving, challenging. In some ways this book is, but it also falls short in so many ways. First the positives. It is a compelling story, Eric Irivuzumugabe and his uncles spent nearly two weeks hiding high up in some cypress trees while all around them the genocide raged. Their survival was amazing and in some cases miraculous, the stories of those that died horrific. Eric’s testimony…

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I link therefore I am (17.05.2010)

Last week I was at Newfrontiers leaders prayer and fasting, which we do three times a year. On the Tuesday evening Matt Chandler from Texas was our guest speaker. (Video lasts about an hour) HT: Adrian Warnock Did radical living stop with the early church? Francis Chan thinks it may have done but shouldn’t have Knowing how you work is pretty important, so I found this by Donald Miller helpful This article by Harriet Barber is fascinating (and wrong). She argues that much of evangelicalism is a bit like therapy…

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