From the monthly archives:

June 2006

Thinking About Forgiveness

by Richard on June 30, 2006

Fire and the Rose offers Theses on Forgiveness that are well worth pondering. Excellent stuff, via Faith and Theology

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Keeping things in perspective

by Richard on June 29, 2006

Time. You never seem to have enough.
If getting more stuff done is your main concern, Ian has 13 tips for more effective time management.
On the other hand, you may be more focussed on “being” than “doing” right now. In which case our friend Bene Diction recommends the Jesuit-run Sacred Space for some online contemplation. As [...]

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Changing the economics of wi-fi

by Richard on June 28, 2006

The BBC reports
A Spanish firm is to sell subsidised routers as part of a plan to turn domestic wi-fi networks into public hotspots.
Fon will sell wi-fi routers, which allow people to surf the net wirelessly, for $5 (£2.75).
The company, which has financial backing from Google and Skype, aims to create public wi-fi networks street by [...]

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Music maestro

by Richard on June 28, 2006

I’ve been enjoying bloggedy pod, the podcast of bloggedy blog. I reckon you will too.

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Another bit of genius from We Blog Cartoons

by Richard on June 28, 2006

Cartoon by Dave Walker. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons.

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Blogging tips

by Richard on June 27, 2006

Happy Catholic: How to be a happy blogger: another helpful link turned up by Sperocite

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Further to Richard’s post below Rown Williams has just released a letter to the Anglican Communion tackling head on the issues currently facing the denominination.
He identifies the current challenges, explains Anglican decision making, speaks to truth and unity, the Anglican Identity and future directions of the 77 million under his charge.
There is no way in [...]

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via Sperocite (excellent resource!) I picked up Vatican to Anglicans: NO to Women Bishops by one Gavin Swank. It’s basically a downer on the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.
Of course, to Williams biblical data seems to hold little value. He has not stepped forward as a biblical champion on any doctrinal issue, particularly not speaking [...]

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Counterfeit Windows?

by Richard on June 27, 2006

I’ve got a Windows PC sitting in the corner of my study. I rarely use it — it belongs to my daughters, a gift from my brother when he upgraded his computer. But recently it has begun to complain that “this copy of Windows is not genuine”, that we might be “a victim of software [...]

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Using Gmail as Your Universal Email Account

by Richard on June 27, 2006

I do this. It’s a good tip, which comes via Ian’s Messy Desk.

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Methodist blogs

by Richard on June 26, 2006

Locusts & Honey has the latest Methodist Blogs Weekly Roundup.

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Ten propositions on preaching

by Richard on June 25, 2006

Our own Kim fabricius offers Ten propositions on preaching over at Faith & Theology. Here’s the first to whet your appetite (!)
What is a sermon? Wrong question. A sermon is not a what but a who. A sermon is Jesus Christ expectorate. You eat the book; it is sweet in the mouth but bitter in [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on June 25, 2006

I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath,
and when my voice is lost in death,
praise shall employ my nobler powers;
my days of praise shall ne’er be past,
while life, and thought, and being last,
or immortality endures.
Happy the man whose hopes rely
on Israel’s God: he made the sky,
and earth, and seas, with all their train;
his truth for ever [...]

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Picking up on Kim’s post about the The Disappearance of the Church as the Demonstration of Its Truth, I can’t help but to post my view of the American church. Kim describes it as walking tall or medium height. Frankly, I think the idea of that is preposterous. Instead, I’m reminded of [...]

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Sperocite

by Bene Diction on June 24, 2006

Digg is a hugely popular tech site in the US started in 2004 that is so successful it’s moving into more generalized categories.
It has become part of internet vocabulary as in ‘the digg effect’. Like Richard’s wiki, it is a user driven idea in an age where we are suffering information overload, RSS fatigue and [...]

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If Christianity leaps high in Africa and walks tall (well, medium-height) in America, in Britain it staggers and falls to its knees. That’s the bad news. But worse news still is the way many Christians respond.
Some circle the wagons and gather round the campfires of nostalgia. They tell tales of revival, [...]

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Methodist Conference

by Richard on June 22, 2006

The British Methodist Conference is in session and, if you’re really keen you can listen in to the sessions via streaming audio. But only if you’re a Windows user. (Bah! :()

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Blogging culture

by Richard on June 21, 2006

Bene Diction’s series on blogging culture reaches its third episode.
Bene also brings news of the Progressive Faithblog Convention, which sounds like fun. Wish I could afford the airfare.

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Quote of the Day

by Richard on June 21, 2006

The senility prayer
“God, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference”

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“Singing about death” - A Hymn

by Kim on June 20, 2006

Apropos Richard’s post “Singing about death”, here’s a recent hymn:
Death comes in many forms,
it comes to young and old,
it comes as friend and enemy -
its ways are manifold.
It comes as sudden shock,
it comes as soothing sleep,
it comes at dawn and noon and dusk
its final tryst to keep.
It comes in quake and plague,
it comes by knife [...]

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