Monthly Archives: November 2010

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Book Review: What crucified Jesus?

I picked up this book by Jewish scholar Ellis Rivkin (who died earlier this year) for just 75 pence. I bought it for two reasons, primarily the preface by EP Sanders who said he thought, ‘the overall argument, is in my judgement, completely convincing.’ and

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I link therefore I am (16.11.10)

The gap between rich and poor in the UK continues to get wider. Not good. Here’s a good article on dealing with the contradictions of the Bible I recently read a small booklet that introduced me to Slavoj Zizek (a Slovenian philosopher in case you

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Bibliophilia (11.11.10)

Reviews Jeremy has gone retro and read the 1972 version of The Limits of Growth by Meadows et al. ‘It’s far more relevant than its reputation would suggest’ Bookselling Why your church should support it’s local Christian bookshop Writing Someone called Fred Sanders offers his

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The problems secularists have with Christians

A couple of days ago this post caught people’s attention in reaction to this opinion piece in the Guardian by Thomas Prosser. So other than banning Newday and the like, I thought I’d pick through the article and look for the problems that secularists like

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I link therefore I am (10.11.10)

David Fitch wonders whether the New Calvinism is the new fundamentalism Skye Jethani offers 10 commandments of Biblical interpretation Iraqi Christians remain under renewed attack. Here’s a little of their long history in that nation. A nice little reflection from Matt Hosier on community How

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Book Review: Christians & Catastrophe

It would be hard to argue that we live in an age of crisis. Maybe not for you but for somebody. In this short essay (36 pages) Jonathan Ingelby reflects on how Christians should live in an age of imminent crisis, whether it be financial,

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I link therefore I am (09.11.10)

It’s worth being reminded to prayer for the Christian community in Iraq, but despite what this article says, in Christ they need not fear. Their hope is greater than the threat. Andy on how not to honour Christ This one gave me goosebumps. Mark Meynell