Archive | December, 2005

The Date of Christ's Birth?

With December 25 fast approaching, we had better figure out whether this is the right date to celebrate Christ’s birth. Or perhaps, whether we are simply fooling ourselves about Christ’s birth, when we are really participating in winter solstice celebrations. Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Seminary, tackles that topic in this post – Why […]

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Real estate prices gone mad

Outrageously high property prices that have put quality housing out of reach of most young middle-to-upper-middle-income earners will more than likely plummet within five years. Read the rest of the Trinidad Express article.

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Consumerism Gone Crazy

Spending spree! FRENZIED CONSUMERISM has gripped Trinidad and Tobago at its spending core. We’ve entered a bullish buying rush with the business community raking in unparalleled profits, far surpassing previous records. Automobiles, real estate, food, clothing and jewelry are just some of the commodities being emptied from shelves and showroom floors at break-neck speeds. Read […]

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Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith

[amazon_image id=”0310273080″ target=”_blank” size=”Medium” link=”true” ]Velvet Elvis: Repainting The Christian Faith[/amazon_image][Work in progress… I’m working through the text!] Is the “velvet Elvis” all that there is? Is yesterday’s “painting” of the Christian faith adequate for today? Is the Christian faith primarily static or dynamic? Rob Bell answers: “This book is about the endless need to […]

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Church English?

Reading this provocatively titled post (“Are sisters brothers?”) on Better Bibles Blog, I wondered again about Bible translation and the flux of language. A couple of things caught my attention in Wayne Leman’s musings. First, the poll results about the reference to “brothers” in this scenario, “Susan is a 20-something Christian. She recently returned from […]

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Conversant with Elvis?

I received in the “mail” today two new books for my reading list. Both of them were suggested to me as worthy reading to increase my awareness of the “emergent church movement”. Being the cheap skate I am, when ordering from Amazon, I ordered enough to qualify for SuperSaver (i.e., FREE!) shipping and asked for […]

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'Six new industrial plants coming'

Trinidad and Tobago has reached agreement with private investors to build six new industrial plants in an investment valued at US$7.4 billion, Prime Minister Patrick Manning said yesterday. The project includes plans for two urea ammonium nitrate plants, a petrochemical complex, two aluminum smelters and an integrated iron and steel plant, he said in an […]

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Steve Camp has an nicely detailed post on the The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe …a look at the theology of C.S. Lewis. With the release of the movie, attention will be focussed on Lewis and his theology. I read the books as a young person and enjoyed them. I’m looking forward to seeing […]

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Purgatorio: You Might Be Emerging If

So if the previous post of Mike Wittmer’s Top 10 Emergent Signs didn’t help you , perhaps this pictorial guide might help… purgatorio: You Might Be Emerging If… “marc heinrich” notes: bq. Since the Emerging Church doesn’t seem to like definitions, and they do seem to like images, I offer the following.

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Oh Canada!

A report out today finds that Canadians leave big `footprint’. The report notes: bq. If everyone in the world enjoyed Canada’s standard of living, it would take four Earths to supply our needs and dispose of our waste. Wow! I have long wondered about the designation of certain countries in the world as “developing”. If […]

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