I link therefore I am (10/03/10)

I quite like the symmetry of the date which is, I think, a bit sad. Anyway here are some links: You may not read the whole thing but you should read long enough to pray for Christians in Iran Talib Al Qaleb continues to tell great stories on meeting Muslims If you’re going to plant a church, do it ethically Donald Miller is beginning a blog series on commercialisation and faith. Should be one to keep an eye on. This article says something like, ‘Don’t multi-task because it will make…

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I link therefore I am (08/03/2010)

Tim Chester has a few posts related to the Total Church conference subject matter. This one is about meetings On a similar theme is this short video (which I may have posted before) about missional church If anyone in the church convinces me that we have failed to address the issue of consumerism and that we really should, it’s Joel Osteen. The Guardian has a profile. The Telegraph has an intriguing article on Christian Britain from the perspective of an atheist. I think it highlights much of the best and…

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I link therefore I am (05/03/2010)

Bit of a bumper edition for the weekend this one, but some treasure in here I think. Starting with comedian Frank Skinner’s take on being a Christian in the UK. Here’s what he says about Jesus, “Surely the central image of Christianity is someone who can shoot fireballs out of his fingertips allowing himself to be nailed to a wooden cross — submission as the ultimate show of strength — love as impenetrable armour.” The sort of persecution in the UK that Frank mentions is of a mild sort but…

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I link therefore I am (04/03/2010)

PJ Smyth smashes pre-marital sex in this 2 minute video. (HT: Leaders Poole) The line up of speakers at this event is top quality and a great subject This is an interesting report on the state of foster care. I think it is reasonable to judge the quality of a society and a government by the way it cares for the neediest. This three-wheeler looks quite cool (and a bit odd) but as an electric bike I’m all for it The time is coming when the state will push the…

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I link therefore I am (01/03/2010)

Inequality in incomes can demonstrate how wealthy a country is and also how unjust it is. Here’s the income gap for the US Here’s some good thoughts on the gospel and the poor In a way this post connects the previous two as Kevin DeYoung wonders if buying a shirt can be a sin (I disagreed with some of it and left a comment to boot). Which makes this story about Apple relevant In case you’re not convinced that advertising isn’t often one big con, then this story about Asda…

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I link therefore I am (25/02/2010)

A great post from Tim Challies, God watches what you google Could evangelical Anglicans in the UK be this dynamic if they were freed from the shackles of a liberal church? Here are three good reasons why Christians should retain control over the education their children receive on sex and relationships. Just don’t wimp out and duck it. Having recently attended a civil partnership ceremony for the first time, I’m glad it wasn’t in church and don’t think it should be. Peter Ould agrees What’s your default pattern? Can it…

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I link therefore I am (24/02/2010)

Tiger Woods recently apologised and announced his return to Buddhism. Al Mohler with the comment If you want to be more generous or more anything positive, you can retrain your desires I’m a fan of Tim Keller’s books and I’m excited by the theme of his next one Bill Mounce has a helpful post on what is necessary for church leaders? Timmy Brister asks 21 good questions that churches should think long and hard about Matt Hosier in defiant good form on the latest erosion of faith in public life

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