Category Archives: Christian Living

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Separating Kingdom and Culture

This past weekend I was doing some teaching on the Kingdom of God with some students and at the end of the final session we began to discuss what marks the lifestyle of a member of the kingdom of God. What was interesting was initially

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Contentment is great gain

It was a real pleasure to take some time just reading the scriptures on holiday without the pressure of talks to write, simply letting different things jump off the page and start me thinking. What hit me afresh was that consistently in many different places

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Just buy less

Well I’m back from holiday – just about to offset in case anyone wonders. Caught up on some reading and will post some link and mini reviews in due course. In my absence, I’ve been sent some links to some really interesting articles, first up

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Consuming People

Just trying to catch up on some reading and came across this quote in Youthwork from comedian Russell Brand: “I’ve tried long-term relationships but I’ve got a fast-moving internal mechanism. There’s a tyranny of choice, endless options. You buy loads of washing machines, cars, jeans

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Book Review: Kingdom Come

Back 24 hours from a week long visit to the Ukraine (I’ll post more about the trip, photos and projects some other time as the inevitable catching up process begins) and now it’s time to post a few things on this blog before I go

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Curing Affluenza?

No time to comment as bed and sleep is calling but this debate on our affluent society from new think tank Theos is worth reading. I’ll add more soon

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Consumerism the alternative to Church

Once again my probing into the virtual world is only skin deep and I pick something up from the BBC. In this story they report a survey done by Tearfund (excellent charity by the way) that only 1 in 10 Britons attend church on a

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Mother's Day, Consumerism and Slavery

It’s all in the news at once and because it’s Mother’s Day I’m in a hurry or I’ll be late for tea. So consumerism wrecked Mother’s Day – true, read the history here A whole host of facts on the abolition of slavery and modern