What you've been reading (18/09/08)

Here’s the latest round up of book reviews and recommendations What’s So Amazing about Grace? by Philip Yancey – recommended by Simon Benham The Shack by William P Young – recommended by Simon Benham Business for the Glory of God by Wayne Grudem – reviewed by yours truly Love or Die by Alexander Strauch – reviewed by Tim Challies Child of Divorce, Child of God by Kristine Steakley reviewed by Tim Challies Jesus and the Earth by James Jones reviewed by Jeremy Dominion and Dynasty by Stephen Dempster read by…

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Creation and Evolution

Living, as I do, in the birthplace of Charles Darwin you get a lot of news about our famous son and therefore a lot about evolution too. Next year is the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth, so we’ll hear an awful lot more. Darwin even has his own festival. Anyway, today on BBC news was this article on the rise of creationism in the UK (Luke Wood share his thoughts on the article here), with some interesting links including to this article on how creationism should be discussed but not taught…

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NSCC v ASA (round 3)

Our church has been having a debate with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) about talking about healing (Round 1, Round 2). Here’s the latest: We sent the following letter to them, explaining again our position “Thank you for your letter asking us again to comply with the proforma. Our response, however is the same as before for the following reasons: The ASA may have felt we discouraged people from seeking medical advice but the burden of proof is with you to demonstrate that the implication you infer is both correct…

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GodBlogs

The EA are hosting an event for Christian bloggers on the 23rd September, which I think is a great idea because blogging is a new and growing form of communication and increasing numbers of churches and leaders and punters are blogging. Hard to think of any other time in the history of the church when so many views and opinions are being published on a daily basis. So thinking some of the issues through is important. I’m participating because I need to think the issues through and I can catch…

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What you've been reading (11/09/08)

I thought I’d collect links to all the reviews that I’ve read that have been posted in the last 7 days, make it easy for people to scout around…let me know if it’s helpful. Just the 5 this week. The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne – review by Jeremy Game Day for the Glory of God by Stephen Altrogge – review by Tim Challies Restoration in the Church by Terry Virgo – review by Ben Watkins No Well Worn Paths by Terry Virgo – review by Adam Bradley Vintage Jesus…

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Healing Controversy Continues

You may recall that my church is having something of a disagreement with the ASA over a newsletter we distributed in our neighbourhood that focused on healing (you can read the original posts with links here and here). Well things have gone a little bit further since then. The ASA sent us a proforma which goes a bit further than the action they requested here. The proforma of compliance is as follows: “ASSURANCE OF COMPLIANCE WITH ASA ADJUDICATION This is an assurance that the advertising that was the subject of…

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