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What are we working so hard for again?

Last weekend I was speaking on the challenge of consumerism at Cornerstone City Church (you can listen to the talk here if you want to). Thanks to Clive Miller who followed it up by sending me the following…  “Here’s a famous story that you might have

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Global Cities

Yesterday we found ourselves in London with a bit of time on our hands, so Emma and I went with her brother Ben to the Tate Modern on the South Bank. Unknown to us was what I consider one of the best, most interesting, provocative

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iPhone nonsense continues

The iPhone hoo-ha continues, no new technology, no social revolution on the way, nothing to report and yet the hype continues. The blogosphere has gone mad and on the BBC they’ve dedicated a whole section to it here.  It’s a lovely phone, wouldn’t mind one

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More iFuss over the iPhone

I first blogged about the iPhone at the beginning of the year here, and now it is finally on sale. So in reading about the frenzy over the phone I came across quotes by Jessica and Shawn (below). Jessica said, “It feels great, oh my God,

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Book Review: Confessions of a Reformission Rev.

Confessions of a Reformission Rev is an interesting book, didn’t take me too long to read (less than a week) of yet another mega-church in an American city, this time Seattle. Ok Seattle is the most unchurched in America with only 8% evangelical but I

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Maintaining focus

It’s not easy to say ‘no’ to things especially when you enjoy them. It’s also not easy to judge the pace your life should be led at. It isn’t easy to reject the furious busyness of contemporary life, to choose to slow down. All of the

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Radical Dependency and Kids

Following my second post on is Christianity Middle Class, one of my commentators said:  “Going back to the point about self-sufficiency… As a parent, you have this tiny new-born that is 100% dependent on you. Your mission for the next 18 years is then to

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Book Review: The Power of Generosity

The Power of Generosity is an excellent book. Dave Toycen has led World Vision Canada and been involved in humanitarian work for a long time, as a result this book has a rich vein of personal testimony, powerful stories and insightful reflection on generosity. Some