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Seven Days

1. RUCU houseparty with Dave Burke.
Dave's Website will have the notes on soon. (update: Christ's Ambassadors) And I think the main talks will be on the RUCU site as mp3 soon. I'll probably blog my prayer seminar later this week. The election seminar is too long for blogging and in need of some restructuring I think.

Vary degrees of creativity in the cabaret. Mike's guide to worship songs was simple and fun. Matt's bed time story was amusing - and I take the committee member abuse as endearing! Lisa's song also great - we need more songwriters and general creativity. And Fish, what can we say that hasn't already been said!

RUCU-ers: Comment your highlights... what did God say to you this weekend?

2. Political Correctness? Why can't Christian Unions have Christian leadership and teaching?
Links gathered by Adrian Reynolds, from The Times. See also Zoomtard and Pete. And very helpfully, RUSU president Dave Lewis (on facebook).

3. Bond
We liked it.

4. Suffering and the Sovereignty of God
Complimentary copy recieved. Many thanks!
Starting to read the previous freebie Overcoming Sin and Temptation - John Owen is very challenging and spot. There's a seriousness and surgical care to his writing that is better than most modern writing I'm sure. It's not comfy writing that tells us what we want to hear. It wont scratch itching ears.

This looks good: NewGenBooks

5. TV
Our seems to be dying. Going shopping for one last weekend was a very odd experience. Hopefully we'll have something sorted by the time the next series of 24 starts in January...

6. Marriage
I love being married. Something I should say more often.

7. Permission to fail
Grace is for the many


  1. Sitting in the final talk, being so tired but completely riveted by what Dave was saying, and more importantly, what God was saying to me through it. Dave was talking about Jesus being the bridge to God, and that he is the proof that God exists... I've been struggling with a friend who wants proof of everything before he'll believe... and God was just repeating his name over and over again to me, telling me, "this is how you've got to tell your friend."

    So now I'm praying for the opportunity to talk to him... I was sitting in the talk almost too excited to listen to the rest because I wanted to act upon what God was telling me right there, right then!


  2. Dave - I keep re-reading the list and wondering, just wondering how many of these are connected? Have I finally got you sussed?

    You're an undercover MI5 operative (Bond) sent to a RUCU houseparty to check out the fundamentalists. There they discover you and you have to fall back on your basic training (suffering and the sovereignty of God). However, your marriage gives you a sense of perspective, except when 24 is on, when the all consuming television means grace and permission to fail is an absolute requirement in the house...or is this all too politically correct?

    Actually, this sounds a lot like my life! How did you know?

  3. Saw the trailer for 24 last night. Can't wait.


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