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The mess worth making – Part 4


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An art project by Nicole Tschampel. I’ve almost finished Relationships – A Mess Worth Making, by Tim Lane and Paul Tripp, but here is one last little piece: Because our relationships are always lived out in the middle of some kind of difficulty, good relationships demand character. Remember, your relationships have not been designed by

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Melbourne shopping haul


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Apparently what you are supposed to do in Melbourne is shop, and what you are supposed to shop for in particular is clothes. I didn’t do a lot of shopping, and I find shopping for clothes while with other people to be one of the unfunnest things there is to do on a holiday. But

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What “no thanks” does to your brain


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I got the Frankie Magazine in the mail today. I haven’t actually sat down to read it yet, but I did a quick flick and was arrested by a pithy little article on rejection, called thanks but no thanks by Caro Cooper. How’s this for a curious little piece of science slipped in amongst the emotional

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A waffle about apologetics and unapologetics


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I feel rather like I am missing out on something tonight, that being Life, The Universe and Nothing, a debate between Christian apologist William Lane Craig and the atheist Lawrence Krauss, happening right now in the Town Hall. I hesitated in buying a ticket before I went away, then while I was away the event

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The way mercy would sound


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I have read the first chapter of Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense by Francis Spufford. I am actually reading the first chapter again, so intrigued was I. I do already have some significant theological disagreements with the author, but I don’t foresee that those are going to stop me

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