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10 Second Sermons: and even quicker illustrations
10 Second Sermons: and even quicker illustrations
Price: £2.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Witty and surprisingly deep, 4 Mar. 2014
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Milton is a star - seriously punny. He has a gift of seeing things differently, which he puts hard work into. It is this dedication to 'seeing things differently' that allows his humour to rise above mere jokery, and it also allows him to reflect on the world of Christian faith with humour, warmth and insight.

This one is better than the first volume. There is some useful crtitcism of the church as an institution (easy target though, Milton) and loads of useful aphorisms. For instance: gossip is bullying someone who is not even there! For my mind, that insight is worth it alone.


M-Audio Axiom 49 | 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Semi-Weighted Keys and Assignable Control Surface (2nd Generation)
M-Audio Axiom 49 | 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Semi-Weighted Keys and Assignable Control Surface (2nd Generation)
Price: £140.02

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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the box, 28 Feb. 2014
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what more do you want? It's got keys (semi-weighted and with after touch!). It's got faders, rotary controls, transport buttons, drum pads etc ... It can communicate with PCs by more than one protocol, allowing the keyboard itself to let the host system know what it can do!

I'm using it with Cubase, but I'me also playing around with Ignite - a free download - and quite useable in it's own right.


GENTS RAVEL EASY READ BLACK WATCH WITH EXTRA LONG (21cm) BLACK STRAP AND CHROME CASE (R0105.07.1)
GENTS RAVEL EASY READ BLACK WATCH WITH EXTRA LONG (21cm) BLACK STRAP AND CHROME CASE (R0105.07.1)
Offered by BM ENTERPRISE (UK) LTD
Price: £5.65

4.0 out of 5 stars Good add-on, 28 Feb. 2014
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Basically a no-brainer. The watch is good, keeps time (and was set-up at the right time on delivery) and does all it should. The watch-face is bright with silver/white on black, making it easy to read even at a glance in sunlight.

The strap however, was not really 'extra- long', and, to be honest, even if it had been, I would have had trusts sues with the strap - the bonding was of poor quality. I tend to use NATO-style straps myself, so no problem for me.


Paul and the Faithfulness of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God)
Paul and the Faithfulness of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God)
by N. T. Wright
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £125.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars So far so good, 28 Feb. 2014
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Tom Wright has kept my faith alive on more than one occasion. I've only just read the first few chapters so far, but it's masterly stuff. Starting with Philemon is genius, because it does ask all the questions about theology and history and worldview that +Tom raises so well.

The same focus on the wider purposes of God appear here - the Reformation-driven quest for a personal saviour is again contextualised into a cosmic scope for the work of Christ. I am so enjoying reading this stuff.

God bless the Rt Rev'd NT Wright with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Amen and Amen


The Faith Healers
The Faith Healers
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1.0 out of 5 stars interesting but closed-minded, 7 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: The Faith Healers (Kindle Edition)
Having lambasted everyone (and let's face it, some of them deserved it), James Randi's scepticism does not allow him to accept the word of reputable doctors unless they are also convinced that divine healings do not occur. This seems odd, in that it mirrors the same distrust of alternate world views that he criticises in his opponents. For instance the testimony of one doctor is dismissed because he is a 'charismatic Christian' - so it would seem only testimony from those who believe (like Randi's himself) in an a priori fashion that their simple mechanistic view of the universe (with which all must agree or face his wrath) precludes divine healing by definition. One wonders who the fundamentalist is in this case. Fundamentalist scepticism is still fundamentalism. Most Christians would hold that all healing comes from God, however mediated.

There should be no place at all for healing to be turned into a freak show, whether in the church or outside it. But to hold that miracles do not and can not happen because of some prior commitment to a mechanistic and closed view of the universe betrays a mechanistic and closed mind.

Granted that miracles are rare (almost by definition), to preclude them leads to a very dull universe and an impotent God. The resurrection of Jesus shows that God is neither impotent, nor disinterested. If that happened (and I firmly believe it did), believing that God sometimes intervenes miraculously should flow with ease.

I suspect that the people involved in this group have their own reasons for hating God, and I pray that God's mercy will draw them back to himself - now tat would be a miracle!
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