I link therefore I am (11.08.2010)

Jeremy wonders why we still subsidise fossil fuels? TGC reflects on the future of the mainline congregations in the US. Same as here I guess, growing irrelevance. There are loads of different ways to read the Bible. This one requires 10 chapters a day! I’ve been wondering about this – should we totally separate the civil and the church rites when it comes to weddings?

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TV cripples us

It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of the television, in fact I’m glad to be rid of it. Here Mark Meynell reflects on the recent purchase of Channel 5 by Richard Desmond and gives this devastating quote from David Dark. “Yet as it is, television most often caters to our own worst instincts, driving us to base our identity in what we’re able to purchase, hijacking our hopes with the emptiest of slogans and scenarios, and wasting our sympathies on tales that are devastatingly shallow and sentimental.…

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The Giving Pledge

This is remarkable (a must look) “In June, Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett started the Giving Pledge: an initiative aimed at getting billionaires to pledge at least half of their net worth to charitable donations. So far, 40 individuals have signed up. The roster includes household names like George Lucas, David Rockefeller, Ted Turner and, not least, founders Gates and Buffett, who have pledged significantly more than half of their net worth. While some have already argued that part of the estimated $600 billion that this initiative could…

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