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Links of the week:

Maurice McCracken on Serving the Local Church

1. In praise of Vitamin C

Thanks to Ed for the overdose story. Maybe if Mike Reeves had done the same he wouldn't have got Flu. We'll never know.

2. The verb: "to 2 Corinthians 3:18"

As in... "They can be saved, they can be 2 Corinthians 3:18'd because i was. And here's the other thing, what has a nihilist or a transcendentalist actually got to be happy about? What has anyone got to live for without Christ?"

3. Hove Actually

Team in Hove. John Piper comes to visit and we learn about persevering in ministry. Hanging out together as weak people who need and have God's grace. Yay.

And watching Little Miss Sunshine, again!

4. Teaching God's word

An excellent talk on Daniel 4 at Reading CU by Simon Pethick from Carey Baptist Church. Also enjoying 2 Corinthians 9 and Galatians 3 with the lads.

5. Party at the funkypancake's house.

Talking theology with Big-eye. Pie and pudding. And Russell's gameathon.

Photos to follow no doubt.

6. Carolina sees snow

We missed most of it, by being in Hove. But there was plenty in the fields as we got the trains home.

7. Book of the week

Em and I are reading this together. It's v.good:


  1. Tripp is GOOOOOD. I'm going through it at present and every so often discuss it with Linda. Trouble is, most of my copy is now underlined.

  2. this is my second run through it..

  3. My pastors Steve and Andrew read it on my recommendation and weren't very impressed!

  4. Ouch, little mo! We're looking for a book to read as elders here, what do you think Dave...?

  5. I still think it's good - but as Steve and Andrew pointed out there is a lot of emphasis on sin but not on wrath. Hence Tripp tends to see all of the mess of sin as my fault (idolatry) rather than sometimes it being just a sucky world because of the curse.

    I guess they are right. But it still gives lots of useful help in counselling.


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