Monthly Archives: August 2010

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I link therefore I am (24.08.2010)

Is this hell on earth? A nine day 60 mile traffic jam. Nine days?! (HT: Inhabitat) For those of you interested in economics. Are we addicted to growth? Check out Beyond Growth and if you think it’s all lefty nonsense, the chance to receive $1

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The new name

Back in June I talked about the church merger and the process we used to choose a new name for the church. I deliberately didn’t mention the name. But it’s about time I did. Hope Church. So there you go. It’s not original but that

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I link therefore I am (23.08.2010)

Whatever you think of the state of the British economy, at least sterling still exists. Here’s a slideshow of some currencies that didn’t quite make it Sometimes I think church buildings should be about the function, but good architecture can be inspiring. Here’s a modern

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I link therefore I am (20.08.2010)

Starting with a few consumer related links today… I’m a fan of reducing stuff, but I’m not sure I’m ready to join the cult of less (here’s the blog link) and here’s the news story that my friend Tim saw and sent it on to

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Bibliophilia (19.08.2010)

Reviews Jeremy has read Sew your own by John-Paul Flintoff. Jeremy says ‘Sew Your Own is not really a book about making your own clothes.’ But it is also a book about making your own clothes. Mark Meynell has read Charles Saatchi’s My name is

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Being Different in a Consumer Culture

Today I have the privilege of joining the good people of All Souls Langham Place during their church week away in these wonderful surroundings to talk with them about the above title. The Rector of All Souls, Hugh Palmer did a very good series called

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I link therefore I am (17.08.2010)

Europe is a pretty irreligious place, nowhere more so than the Czech Republic! See this chart for how secular the UK is. Phil Moore has four excellent reasons for going on a fast from his iPhone Talking of technology Tim Challies thinks about the risks

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Not the end of consumerism

Richard Docwra over at Life Squared gives an interesting dissection of this article from the NY Times. Here’s a taster: “There are glimmers of clarity in the article – for example, the opening paragraphs discuss a couple’s journey of downsizing their income, consumption and debts,