Swipely: Social network for consumers

John Stott is well known for saying that Christians have to take part in double listening, that of ‘listening to the Word and listening to the world, so that we can know how to apply the never changing Word in an ever changing world.’ I admit I often tend to end up doing more listening to the world than the Word but I’m working on it. Anyway, what does it tell you about the world when you come across something like this. Swipely is a new social network (like we…

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Book Review: The Victors

The Victors: Eisenhower and his boys, the men of World War 2 is the second book I’ve read by Stephen Ambrose (Pegasus Bridge was the first) and I’ve watched Band of Brothers of course. The Victors is essentially several books spliced together to give a more overall picture of the war in Europe from D-Day onwards (so nothing on the Pacific, or the Russian war, little on North Africa or on the Italy invasion going north). It focuses on two ends of the spectrum, the very top with the man…

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Bibliophilia (28.10.2010)

Reviews Gary McMurray has reviewed Mike Reeves’ The Unquenchable Flame, ‘one of the best books I’ve read this year.’ Jeremy has read From Poverty to Power: How active citizens and effective states can change the world by Duncan Green, ‘I got it from the library and am kicking myself for not buying it.’ Reading Tim Challies links to this video of Al Mohler on reading

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Living with a mustard seed faith

So Monday night found me at LICC for an evening with Tom & Christine Sine. It was a great evening hosted by Community Mission with around 100 or so people in attendance. Worship was led by the inimitable Andy Flannagan and I highly recommend downloading his ‘we are blessed’, which makes it onto my social justice album. Andy is director of CSM and he’s making politics fun. I was representing Breathe and just really enjoyed the evening. I was inspired by the youthfulness of 75 year old Tom Sine and…

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I link therefore I am (27.10.10)

If you’ve ever flown on a low-cost airline this infographic won’t surprise you but will inform you Is the planet warming? Well, 2010 was a record setting year – make of that what you will. I appreciated this rant from Seth Godin about TV Matt Hosier attempts to answer the question ‘why isn’t there sex in heaven?’ Krish Kandiah reflects on Lausanne It’s good not to take yourself too seriously, as Dave thinks bout the Newfrontiers uniform

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