Links for Friday | 17th April 2015

Every Friday I’m posting links to things I’ve read this week that I think you might find interesting too –

Next week I’ll be posting a short series of interviews from Steve Schallert about his album “Songs of Sorrow | Songs of Hope”, if you didn’t get a chance to read the review of it a couple of weeks ago, check it out here

There is a new macbook out, and the keyboard geeks are out in force! Normally the mechanism under a key is a kind of scissor mechanism, but apple have just pioneered what they are calling a ‘butterfly’ mechanism to fit it into a slimmer body. A small thing for most, but for those who type for a living..nope, probably still a small thing. Read more here

In recent years the ideas around afterlife in theology have become increasingly divisive, and are only really eclipsed by sexual ethics. On Scot Mcknight’s blog he is reviewing a section in the book “Heaven, Hell and Purgatory” that discusses what kind of continuity our bodies might have (or not) before our bodily resurrection. For some this might seem like the “how many angels can dance on the head of a pin” type argument, but Im increasingly believing (as is the thesis of Skye Jethani’s excellent book FutureVille), that how we imagine God’s future for us, has huge implications in how we live discipleship here and now. READ MORE HERE

Being an IceBerg Pastor – Was an interesting blog this week from the UK Blog “Think Theology” 1, which discusses Pastors organising their time around things which enable them to live out of deep reflection, growth and character. It is helpful, not just for Pastors but for anyone in ministry or who is more self-directive in their daily schedule.

Shawn Blanc, on a similar theme (though directed less solely at those in vocational ministry) talks about saying Yes and No, and then No again, around self-directive vocations (he is an online writer for example), but there are some great focus/time management principles for anyone who has at least some say over how their time is spent 2. READ MORE HERE


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  1. which for those of you who care can be characterised as a evangelical charasmatic complementarian perspective as far as I can discern. 
  2. which now I come to think about it, is surely, everyone at some point during their day. 

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