Monthly Archives: September 2006

Please, Mr Einstein

It’s a lazy Tuesday off and I’m sitting reading – no, enjoying – a delightful book. It’s Please, Mr Einstein by Jean-Claude Carriere. I can’t say very much about the content of the book yet – I’m only up to … finish reading Please, Mr Einstein

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The things you are asked in counselling

All pastors do a certain amount of counselling, and you never know just how serious the questions just might be. Sometimes it is awe-inspiring the amount of trust people place in you. For example, here’s a recent email: “Dear Mal, … finish reading The things you are asked in counselling

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Is prophecy the same as inspired preaching?

Many conservative Christians make the above equation – that what was once called prophecy in the early church is today what we describe as inspired preaching, especially if it is of the kind that calls down fire upon those in … finish reading Is prophecy the same as inspired preaching?

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Purpose-Driven?

The Wall Street Journal, on Tuesday, ran an article about the experiences of some churches in the USA with attempts to ‘transition’ their church to ‘Purpose Driven’. I find it hard to relate to this part of American church culture, … finish reading Purpose-Driven?

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Noctaphobia

I was tickled by this bit of dark speech from the August issue of Feeding Together, put out by the Reformed Alliance of the UCA. First Speaker: “What about this one? How many ‘progressive’ liberals does it take to change … finish reading Noctaphobia

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