I link therefore I am (31.05.2011)

Last week I linked to Steve Holmes comments on congregational forms of church governance. Matt Hosier and Charles Crosland responded. Tim Simmonds makes a case for why church planters should use Twitter and Facebook This tells you it’s easy to steal a lorry in Sweden. Glad I know that. This on the Chinese church and the latest round of oppression in China reminds me that freedom to gather to worship is a freedom I should be more thankful for

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I link therefore I am (27.05.2011)

What motivates billionaires? It’s so much money that you have global influence, Stephen Sackur talks to many of them to find out. Roger Carswell pulls no punches in asking who is evangelising in the hard places? (HT Tim Chester) Tim Challies takes time to explain how he gets things done. I know more about how to not get things done. Adrian Birks pens a good article on being aware of your theological starting points In this video Mark Driscoll asks when would using pornography disqualify you from ministry?

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Bibliophilia (26.05.2011)

Reviews Jeremy has reviewed An Optimist’s tour of the Future by Mark Stevenson, ‘This is a fun book, full of fascinating people and radical ideas. Stevenson is a science communicator with a sideline in stand-up comedy, and it’s a winsome combination. It’s a really enjoyable read.’ Matt Hosier reviewed Hedgerow by John Wright, ‘Reading this little book might be just the spur you need to get out there and munching on your first piece of red goosefoot or hogweed.’ All the incentive I need then. Books Philip Roth recently won…

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I link therefore I am (25.05.2011)

I’ve never really given the congregational form of church governance much thought until Steve Holmes made a firm rebuttal to Mark Driscoll and then examined some areas for reform NT Wright also has a swing at Stephen Hawking’s ‘heaven’ comments and knocks it out the park Dave Matthias articulates the benefits of a church movement that gathers to pray Luke (and Englishman who lives in Scotland) wonders if he’ll need a passport to live there

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Book Review: Faithworks 2: Stories of Hope

In just over a month I’ll be moving and the mass of books on my shelves poses a challenge. Many I’ll need, some I’ve read and want to keep and others I haven’t read and want to keep and then there are those books that I haven’t read and don’t think I’ll keep but would still like to read. So I’ve been trying to choose those off my shelves, starting with all the smallest so I can get through more of them. I know I’m not going to get all that…

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