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Leadership Books

I’m working on a module on leadership for my masters and starting a new module means ploughing through lots of books. Over the years, I’ve been exposed to a lot of leadership literature and some of what I had to read for this course was not new. However, there are four books that I’d like […]

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A Good Political Read

Those of you who know me well will recognise that I have strong political views which don’t often overlap with the British Conservative party. That being said, even at the height of the Thatcher years, I always had a sneaking regard for the MP for our University town of Bath. That regard grew enormously when […]

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Christian Life Mission Reviews

2020: A Correction

A couple of days ago, I posted about an article in Christianity Magazine to which I’d contributed some comments. At that point, I mentioned that the article wasn’t available on their website and that you would have to buy a copy if you wanted to see my thoughts on what world mission would look like […]

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The Church in 2020

I was one of the contributers to an article on the future of the British Church in the latest edition of Christianity Magazine. Unfortunately, they’ve not chosen to put the article on the website, so if you want to read my thoughts on what overseas mission will look like by 2020, you’ll have to pay […]

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In Flight Reading

As is my wont, I took a few books out of the library to read while I was travelling. However, the current hand baggage restrictions meant that I couldn’t actually take any of the books I had with me and I was forced to buy something at WH Smiths before boarding my flight. Faced with […]

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Summer Reading 3

At a workshop in Kenya a few months back, a Canadian friend asked me whether I listened to the BBC Shipping Forecast. I replied that of course, I listened to the Shipping Forecast adding, for good measure, Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight. It seems that my friend had been reading Kate Fox’s excellent anthropology book […]

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Summer Reading 1

Over the next few days, I’ll  give my impressions of some of the books I read on  holiday.  The first is Meltdown by Marcus Honeysett. Subtitled “Making sense of a Culture in Crisis” this book takes a good hard look at post-modernism. It has a good analysis of the challenges of post-modernism, but I feel […]

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Computing/Internet Reviews

Real Meal: The Risk of Discipleship

I seem to be struggling to be creative of late, but the great thing about blogging is that you can always refer people to the good works of others. Once again, Brian Russell has an excellent post: Matthew 16:24, 25 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny […]

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After the Locusts: Review

You can read my review of Meg Gillebaud’s book after the locusts at the Christianity Magazine website. This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media content will no longer be valid. Things change on the web and it is impossible for us […]

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The Church After Christendom

I’ve just finished reading Stuart Murray’s ‘Church After Christendom’. If you are interested in thinking through what the Church should look like in our current culture, it is a very good read. This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media content will […]