I link therefore I am (29/12/09)

Merry Christmas everyone – as you might expect lots of end of year/decade round ups around and other seasonal stuff. Here’s my pick of the crop: Trevin Wax has a good post on the state of the blogosphere (HT: Justin Taylor) Another good post from Tim Chester on Community as Identity and Decisions  The Guardian asks what the noughties did for religion  The Telegraph reflects on new year’s resolutions moving from altruism to self-absorption  Christianity Today offers their top 10 theology stories of 2009 (HT: Justin Taylor) These are Out of…

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I link therefore I am (23/12/09)

This song deserves to go viral (IMHO). Brilliant. Going for another video, Francis Chan made me laugh (HT: Challies) This has punch, “Families eat together, play together, cry together, laugh together, raise child together provide for one another. Families argue and fight, but they do not stop being families and they don’t join other families because they have different tastes in music or reading. With family you can take off your shoes and put your feet on the sofa. They provide identity and a place of belonging. Family is one…

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I link therefore I am (22/12/09)

Tim Chester has a thoughtful post on the Gospel story as the story of community  Adrian Warnock has a helpful post on the evolutionary spectrum  Matt Hosier fights his Bah Humbug! tendencies at Christmas  Could power stations really look this good?  Some of the best goals you’ll ever see (HT: Challies) How a British Muslim sees Christmas (and gets it more than the most Brits)

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I link therefore I am (19/12/09)

Shaun Groves writes about Christmas, “In the 1920s, for instance, when Saint Nick became the patron saint of American consumerism, most Christians in this country opposed the holiday because of its inextricable connection to materialism and self-indulgence.” Not so any more. (HT: Skye Jethani) Mark wonders would God allow climate change?  The Jubilee Centre has a paper calling for a new liberation theology, “We need a holistic theology of liberation which addresses the diverse forms of spiritual, relational and material enslavement that are rife in the twenty-first century.” Justin Taylor…

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I link therefore I am (18/12/09)

A couple of follow ups today from this set of links. As Britain declines in affiliation to Christianity George Pitcher thinks, “But I think people are becoming increasingly fed-up with the me-me-me consumerist lifestyle. A spiritual hunger will bring them back together in groups again, helping them to rediscover their common – and very often Christian – heritage. The resulting bodies may not call themselves churches, but that’s what they’ll be.” Al Mohler weighs in with his thoughts on the passing of Oral Roberts and also laments his prosperity theology …

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I link therefore I am (17/12/09)

Some fresh links straight out of the blogosphere to start your day:- Britain is avowedly a less Christian nation according to The Telegraph – also comment in The Guardian. The death of nominal Christianity may not be such a bad thing. Skye Jethani comments on Time magazine’s article on Advent Conspiracy  Jeremy points out that 20% of Britains own 62% of the nations wealth Gerald Hiestand calls materialism ‘the bane of the American church’ and when you read the obituary of Oral Roberts, you understand why. I know the Guardian…

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Christmas round-up

Here’s a round-up of things that I found interesting on Christmas Marcus reminds us that Christmas should make the spirits soar  Thinking of carol singing? Have you thought health & safety? (Good grief) I love the idea of this beach hut advent calendar  Mark Driscoll on 16 things a dad can do to make Christmas great  Advent should be an antidote to boredom  NT Wright has contributed to a new advent oratorio. Brilliant Confused by the trappings of Christmas? This brief history of Christmas will help you 

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I link therefore I am (15/12/09)

Now that I’m catching up on reading, blogs and interesting stuff here are the pick of the crop: This is the thought provoking, “Katherine told me that she thought that humans were congenitally dissatisfied. That human beings just couldn’t ever be satisfied and want more and more no matter what they already had.” Probably true. Read more from No Impact Man  Who is worth more? The banker, the nursery worker, the tax accountant or the waste recycler? Depends how you measure of course. The answers may surprise you  The next…

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