Anyone up for Wife Swap?

No, not with me – I’m very happy with my wife. I’m talking about taking part in the TV programme. We’ve had an email from them, here it is: “Hello there – my name is Danny and I work on the TV show wife swap. We are looking for a family to take part that are less materialistic and not so consumer driven, as it seems the rest of the world is, to take part on the show. We would love to find a family who are combating the credit…

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Latest Breathe update

I meant to post this a while ago, and somehow slipped off the list. Anyway, if you’re interested in simpler living and wanting fresh thoughts on checking consumerism in life/church/nation then do check out Breathe. My friend Mark Powley is always thought provoking in his writing and the latest update is available here (pdf). For me the challenging article this time out was on life without a TV.

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Turn Off the TV

Some friends and I in Breathe are supporting a US campaign to turn off the TV if only for a week. TV while occasionally enjoyable more often than not can suck creativity and imagination right out from your brain. Instead we live life and experience relationships through a screen, we talk about what we have watched rather than what we have thought or done, we engage not with reality but with fiction (soaps) and we pass up the chance to talk or think to instead be passively fed. I can…

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God is Green and not nuclear

It’s not often in the UK that you get intelligent documentaries that combine faith and the environment. Last nights’ ‘God is Green’ on Channel 4 was the first that I can remember. You might even be able to watch it here (although you’ll need to do the free register thing). It was great to see Christians and American evangelicals included being proactive about something other than the world ending or voting for George Bush. Long may that continue. The evening’s viewing took a curious turn as I watched a parliamentary…

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