I link therefore I am (28.03.2011)

Here are a few things to entertain you during your lunch/coffee/work Our house is on the market and Mint has an infographic to match Jeremy explains the power of a nations credit rating and gives us another reason to hope for financial reform However whatever happens the attitude of gratitude is a good one to have Al Mohler thinks pastors should be married. Good job he’s not catholic.

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I link therefore I am (25.03.2011)

So back home and getting ready for preaching twice at Christchurch Manchester on Sunday. Should be fun. Japan one week on. The photos are devastating. Christianity magazine has had a redesign and very impressive it is too. It’s lead article is on consumerism. Even better. This book on Oprah, the Gospel and consumerism looks interesting PJ Smyth gives 5 reasons why you should tithe This is just a superb demolition of a radical view of the Bible as seen on TV Will Religion become extinct in these countries? Probably not.

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Bibliophilia (24.03.2011)

I’m in Copenhagen today, praying with other leaders for the advance of God’s kingdom across northern Europe. In the meantime, reviews (other than of Love Wins) have been thin on the ground but here are a few book related goodies for you: Bookselling: Prospero comments on the decline of the American bookshop. It’s no different here, really. E-readers: Mint explains how you can share your book if you have an e-reader Google books hits a setback. But my guess is that it’s just a setback.

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One more ring of the Bell

I wonder how many blog posts I can wring out of this one? A few more I think. I’m continuing to round-up posts on this because there continues to be plenty of thought provoking writing on the subject on both sides and I think it’s a fascinating debate, plus these things actually matter. From this side of the Atlantic, Mark Vernon thinks it reveals the ugly side of American evangelicalism One of the most interesting reviews is this one because I think it isn’t just looking for the flaws but…

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I link therefore I am (21.03.2011)

Welcome to another week, hope it’s a good one for you. Here are my work delayers or lunch fillers for today: Have you thought about how ethical is your supermarket? Rob has and it’s an unsettling question. In a combined effort PJ Smyth offers 10 ways to excel in giving. Five here and five more here The Urban Pastor offers four reasons (which also definitely apply to me) why he sometimes preaches rubbish sermons Andrew Wilson wonders what the justification debate between Piper and Wright was all about

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Hells Bells 2: My second, final round-up

OK, so this was my final round-up and then a whole load more interesting and helpful posts were published and so the blogger in me feels compelled to post. I’m hoping to get a review copy of Bell’s book soon, so I’ll try and get a review up and then revise my post on Lewis, Keller and Bell accordingly. In the meantime notable posts include the following: The Newfrontiers theology forum have a helpful review of the controversy so far and reflect on what it says about the state of…

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Think before you facebook

Facebook has become something of a fixture in life but I was beginning to question it’s privileged position in my life (in a similar way to questioning the place of the TV – which led to its eventual banishment). Then as I was fiddling around with Facebook trying to tweak things, I unintentionally killed my profile. The interesting thing is that most of the people who were my facebook ‘friends’ haven’t noticed yet. But I’ve begun to notice a few things. Firstly, I’m checking it less. A lot less. Really…

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I link therefore I am (18.03.2011)

I’ve been away on a few days training, getting to know some new leaders. It’s been a privilege to sit with guys from Serbia, Holland, Germany, Canada, Sweden and the UK. Jeremy has an interesting take on the activity of international finance following the Japan earthquake The images from Japan should continue to drive us to prayer Eric Metaxas responds to criticism of his Bonhoeffer biography Some advice on blogging Another example of why you should pray before you buy And lastly a few bits of technology that have thankfully…

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