From the monthly archives:

March 2006

Panto blog: another look at the Follies

by Richard on March 31, 2006

The follies

Things they didn’t tell me in theological college, number 793.

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Your Own Personal Jesus?

by Richard on March 31, 2006

Evangelicals generally insist that ‘the meaning and purpose of life is to have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ That’s how a Methodist pastor I was listening to a few months ago put it. Philip Yancey says it another way in his Reaching for the Invisible God (Zondervan, 2000): ‘getting to know God is a lot [...]

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Scotland: Lifestyle changes needed to tackle global warming
Scots are being urged to make simple changes to their lifestyles to tackle climate change.
The Executive has set new targets to reduce harmful carbon emissions to help in the fight against global warming.
MSPs have already been warned that climate change could be completely out of control within several [...]

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Panto blog: There ain’t nothing like a dame

by Richard on March 30, 2006

There ain’t nothing like a dame

Originally uploaded by connexions.

Opening night of the church panto, not a traditional story this year but a fun show entitled “How the West Wasn’t Won”.
‘Saucy Suzie’ played his/her heart out!

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What I think about parsnips

by Richard on March 29, 2006

Image by Dave Walker, as fine a fellow as you’re ever likely to meet. He has another blog, We Blog cartoons which offers free cartoons for blog use. Splendid!
And I really do like parsnips. Alot.

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You really can’t take it with you

by Richard on March 29, 2006

It seems that an increasing number of people across the world are asking to be buried with their mobile phones.
Martin Raymond, director of international trend-spotting think-tank, The Future Laboratory said that this had started off “in the realm of the urban myth”, but was fast becoming fact.
“You hear about it, the idea that people are [...]

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The doctrine of inerrancy

by Richard on March 28, 2006

Faith and Theology on the inerrancy of scripture
More than all this, though, I think the doctrine of inerrancy is a gigantic distraction from the really important matter of the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God’s self-revelation in Jesus Christ and in the gospel (both preached and written) that witnesses to him.
When we have grasped (or rather, [...]

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Another answer to global warming sceptics

by Richard on March 28, 2006

A Few Things Ill Considered nails the CO2 rise is natural line you sometimes hear.
[tags]co2, climate change, global warming[/tags]

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Can you spare 102,930 dimes?

by Joel on March 28, 2006

102,930 dimes, or $10,293 a year is how much the anti-narcolepsy medicine costs that I began taking in January. Xyrem, sponsored by Orphan Medical, with a chemical name sodium oxybate or gamma hydroxybutyrate, was approved for prescribing in late 2002 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It had to also be approved [...]

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maggi dawn quotes an article on tolerance and toleration. They’re not the same.

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Methodist blogs weekly round up

by Richard on March 28, 2006

…is up

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A new take on ‘the church militant’

by Richard on March 28, 2006

West Palm Church Members Beat Up Robbery Suspect
After several recent burglaries at their church, six parishioners of the Church of the Nazarene in West Palm Beach took matters into their own hands this week.
WPTV, NBC 6’s sister station in West Palm Beach, reported that the church members used baseball bats to subdue a robber, and [...]

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A Hymn for Palm Sunday

by Kim on March 28, 2006

Richard advised me to get any Holy Week hymns in early, for worship leaders doing pre-planning. Here is the first - for Palm Sunday.
Jesus goes from Jericho,
behind him Bartimaeus;
next stop, town of Bethany,
the last will be Emmaus.
CHORUS:
Praise to Jesus - wave your palms! -
masterful in meekness,
Prince of Peace who comes unarmed
and wins the world [...]

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Taking a Gamble at ‘In the Agora’

by Joel on March 27, 2006

It seems that my blogging friend Josh Claybourn and his associates at In the Agora (ITA) are partnering with an online overseas-based gaming operation (PartyPoker) owned by and largely funded by former billionaire online pornographers J. Russell DeLeon and his wife Ruth Parasol.
People can make their own individual judments as to whether they gamble. [...]

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42: More CPT updates

by Richard on March 27, 2006

“Before people write rubbish it would be a good idea if they read some of the background,” says our friend Dave. Couldn’t agree more. And he offers some great links to enable folk to do just that.

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Four more years!

by Richard on March 27, 2006

Hearty congratulations to one of my favourite bloggers (and aging punk wannabe) Andrew Careaga. Blogging for 4 years.

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Blog up for literary award

by Richard on March 27, 2006

An anonymous blog written by an Iraqi woman in Baghdad, Baghdad Burning has been nominated for a prestigious award, reports the BBC.
An anonymous blog by a young woman in war-torn Iraq has been longlisted for BBC Four’s Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
Baghdad Burning, a first-hand account written under the pseudonym Riverbend, is one of 19 [...]

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Panto Preview

by Richard on March 27, 2006

I’m not entirely sure I should be posting this bit of video, taken at the dress rehearsal of our church panto yesterday. But…

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Abdul Rahman set to be freed

by Richard on March 27, 2006

Abdul Rahman, the Afghan jailed and facing the possibility of execution because of his conversion to Christianity, is to be released while his case is reviewed. Good news for him, though it is a concern that what’s being reviewed is the evidence against Mr Rahman and not the law itself.

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on March 26, 2006

Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices;
Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and [...]

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