Snippets (19/01/2009)

Just a few links of items of interest pulled out from reading The Independent at the weekend. Save a bunch of money and make sandwiches – thrifty living is now of national interest Assuming you were able to this article looks at the current returns on ethical stocks If you think our economy is bad, don’t forget about Zimbabwe where the new $100 trillion note is worth about £20. That’s a one followed by 14 zeroes by the way. Better partners wait for sex. This study says ‘A male’s willingness…

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Ideas

I regularly read a bunch of magazines. Some I know beforehand that I want to read almost every article (like The Economist), others I skim read looking for things of interest. Today I read the Jan/Feb edition of Idea from the EA and there were a bunch of things of interest. Here they are: Wordlive is a new resource from Scripture Union that helps you get into the Bible through good use of multi-media. Worth checking out If you’re a professional involved in environmental action consider Picea A transcript of…

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Snippets (06/01/09)

Josh Harris weighs in on the recession with this sermon. This line caught my eye “God can use this recession for our spiritual good if we let it awaken us to the folly of greed and covetousness.” Pornography is a massive issue with significant social costs. Justin Taylor links to a whole set of papers from a recent conference on the problem Sticking with the porn theme, my old theology tutor Carl Trueman on why the decline of Playboy might not be such a good thing Living Smaller is a…

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New Year Snippets

Not really an article this one, I’ll get back to full posting in the New Year but a few blogs I’ve read have started to reflect on all things economic. Will Willimon reflects at Christmas that we find Jesus amongst those in need Dave Bish wonders about the credit crunch and I joined in the debate Make Wealth History continues to think about the steady state economy movement (ie not one driven by the need for growth) The BBC tries to answer the growth question too… Owen Strachan links to…

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Snippets (24/12/08)

Who makes the greenest laptops, Apple or Dell? Either way it’s not an argument that would have happened a few years ago Ridiculous luxuries continue to be made. Gold mobile phone with white leather anyone? An impressive example of recycling, from Hollywood of all places The Wii (nintendo) is apparently to blame for a rise in hospital admissions. The world is daft For those of you wanting to cut your electricity and waste – buy rechargeable batteries and charge them in this new solar powered recharger Some other greener gadgets…

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Snippets (17/12/08)

A wide variety for you this week For the church planters, 4 church planting manuals reviewed (HT: Todd Hiestand) Marcus asks some great questions about a church’s impact on its neighbourhood It’s a bit late for most (though not people like me) but here are some tips on Christmas shopping (HT: Todd Hiestand) A BBC journalist is tracing Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, complete with donkey (new report each day in the online diary) The Best & Worst of Everything in 2008 (HT: Tim Challies)

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Snippets Extra

Last Friday I bought a bunch of newspapers for use with our youth group and had an enjoyable Saturday reading them. As always it yielded a bunch of things of interest. Here they are: How happiness can be catching (also here)- So Christians should be real joy spreaders We should generate power from home waste (scroll down for this one) Get cool music and save lives Charities should get 100% of lottery money Thinking through the ethics of food (it’s a better title than the omni-standards one they use) Zimbabwe…

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Snippets (10/12/08)

Religious freedom has been lessened in Kazakhstan Money talks and an Economist economist helps the homeless Crazies. We all have em’ but America has lots of them. Another mental pastor 10 reasons this pastor doesn’t like Christians Steve Tibbert thinks about diversity in leadership Marcus wonders how to help Christians grow Slipstream have set up a 12 days of Christmas with a social justice slant for Facebook users

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