Simplifying my digital life *progress report*

At the end of 2010 I boldly declared my intention to simplify my digital life and that’s proving to be a bigger challenge than I thought but I’m making a few discoveries. Firstly, I began unsubscribing from countless sites I no longer visit and discovered that some sites are excellent in making it relatively easy, clear and simple to deactivate, delete or unsubscribe. Others, frustratingly did not. On more than a few there was no button, no page, no instruction – trapped. Sort of. As I’ve deactivated a few old…

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I link therefore I am (28.01.2011)

So this weekend I’m the main speaker for the University of York Christian Union at their annual houseparty. Slightly concerned that expectations may be higher than a preacher of my limited abilities can reach. Good to be dependent on God when you preach. All prayers appreciated and much needed. Prospero wonders what is wrong with this year’s Oscars? Apparently all the films are actually quite good Earlier in the week I reported on the launch of Hope Church. Charles Crosland, Dave Matthias and Andy Lowe all give their thoughts For…

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Live longer (move to Sweden)

It should come as no surprise that I’ll be blogging about the country that in a few months time I’ll begin to call ‘home’. Many church planters will actively promote the ‘influence’ of their city like various sorts of religious tourist agencies. I’ll no doubt do that myself at some point and I’ll be relying on you to keep me humble and not start taking myself too seriously all of a sudden. Sweden is a beautiful country and we’re looking forward to living there but statistically speaking the move raises…

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Bibliophilia (27.01.2011)

Reviews Gary McMurray has read Inside the Voyage of the Dawn-Treader by Devin Brown. ‘If you already love Narnia and Aslan, you’ll love them more as a result of this book.’ Gary has also read In the Days of the Kings by Michael Wilcock. ‘As an introduction to the Old Testament, it’s really good, and certainly motivates you to dive into the biblical texts themselves to see what happened in greater detail.’ Keeping with Inkling related books, Mark Heath has read The Philosophy of Tolkein by Peter Kreeft. ‘Kreeft also…

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Charismatics 'are unbiblical'

This is interesting and I hope some of the brighter lights in Newfrontiers will take up the challenge that John MacArthur lays down here as he articulates a cessationist view of scripture and church history. Now I know that what is called the charismatic movement in the UK is not entirely the same as in the US. We (mostly) have an equal distaste for the prosperity movement although we’re still too prone to fall like a teenager in love for any hint of revival (or at least revival where English…

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I link therefore I am (26.01.2011)

This is an interesting piece about the afterlife of a film. I probably only go to the cinema 3 times a year. I’d like to go more to be honest I’m not sure what to make of this. Should a leader really be released from preaching prep and let the people watch Mark Driscoll? For all sorts of reasons that can’t be healthy. If you’re an egalitarian how do you react to Mary Kassian on the church in a post-feminist world?

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