I link therefore I am (29.06.2010)

Marcus wonders whether reformed charismatics have an image problem…again The Guardian laughs at the idea of demons and made me wonder whether Christians do too I’d love to know what a cessationist makes of a testimony like this The ‘one another’s’ that you won’t find in the Bible John Ortberg struggles with envy Lastly Jeremy put the latest G20 document into wordle. The results are revealing but not surprising

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Talking about freedom

So last Thursday about 40 people gathered together from a variety of churches to think about freedom. What does it mean to be free? The event was part of the Breathe network’s Conspiracy of Freedom tour. We worshipped, listened to my friend Mark Powley on consumerism and freedom, and then we watched this video (let me know what you think) Then we talked and it was just encouraging to see people engage with ways we can live that go against the culture and towards generosity and simplicity. Try it out…

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I link therefore I am (28.06.2010)

Can ‘conscious consumerism’ make a difference? As Lauren Bush says, “I feel that if we all make everyday choices that are better for the world, we can collectively make a big difference.” Check out the conspiracy of freedom page. How much do you need to earn before you can give 99% away? You probably don’t need to make as much as Warren Buffett. But good for him, he’s signed the giving pledge. What’s your pledge? I definitely struggle with internet distractions (I write a blog after all), so these programmes…

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Bibliophilia (24.06.2010)

Reviews Jeremy has read Local Money: How to make it happen in your community by Peter North Tim Chester reviews It’s all about me: the problem with masturbation by Winston T Smith Steve Froud discovers Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison On the subject of Bonhoeffer, there’s a review of the new biography by Eric Metaxas over at The Gospel Coalition reviews Mark Meynell has read Maggi Dawn’s The Writing on the Wall: High Art, popular culture and the Bible Tim Challies has read a biography The Life of Edward…

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I link therefore I am (22.06.2010)

Idiot lights are helpful for idiots like me. I relate a lot to the idiot lights on the soul that John Ortberg describes Randy Alcorn talks about sexual purity in marriage What were all the sacrifices [in the OT] for? Marcus explains I’m learning quite a bit from Brian Croft, here he talks about how he utilizes his time as a pastor The government needs to be able use planes but 112,000 domestic flights sounds like too many Could the 2022 World Cup be in Qatar? Solar powered stadiums anyone?

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Book Review: The Trials of Theology

The Trials of Theology: Becoming a ‘proven worker’ in a dangerous business is a collection of essays from voices past and present aimed at keeping the student of theology in touch with the God who is the both the object and subject of our study. With contributions from Augustine, Luther, Spurgeon, BB Warfield, Bonhoeffer and CS Lewis the first part alone makes this book both readable and worthy of purchase. They cover the heart and soul of the student, why we depend on God’s grace, why devotions and worship matter…

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I link therefore I am (21.06.2010)

Creationism in Northern Ireland is making some waves, not sure how good that is thoug Football is like a religion which may be why Rooney isn’t allowed to do ‘god’ What happens if the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico can’t be plugged? Inhabitat ponders that uncomfortable question, while Jeremy wonders if the spill doesn’t present an opportunity An excellent post by Mark Meynell on why you should be careful what you post Trevor Saxby wonders what it really means to be radical Great post from John Ortberg on…

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Conspiracy of Freedom

This video is pretty scary if you’re a parent (or more so if you hope to be one in the future) HT: Challies Which is why it’s important what we teach our kids about money (click here for a summary). We live in age of unparalleled consumer credit, where technology is inescapable and there’s no reason to expect that to change much any time soon. So, if you live anywhere near Shrewsbury, you might want to come to this event next Thursday (facebook event)to learn more about how we can…

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