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Not the righteous

Thu, 26/05/2011 - 09:32 -- James Oakley

Every Christian believer will, at times in their life, feel the weight of the fact they are a sinner. Perhaps they have just done something that proves to them, and they fear proves to others, that they are a failure before God and before others in the church.

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Why am I here?

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 22:55 -- James Oakley

David Allen in Getting Things Done has some very useful things to say about organising the things you need to do.

For all of that, however, it is salutory to be reminded that being better organised does not help if we do not know why we are here. Which god am I serving? What is my life for? Which direction is my life, as a whole, travelling in?

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First Things

Tue, 17/05/2011 - 22:39 -- James Oakley

A number of us heard an extremely helpful talk this morning from Hugh Palmer, rector of All Souls Langham Place in London. He reminded a group of us, all in church leadership or pastoral ministry of some kind, to keep first things first.

Opera Mini 6

Mon, 16/05/2011 - 11:06 -- James Oakley

The Software section of this website has been somewhat neglected of late. It is intended to be a directory of software that I have written, or that I use and would like to recommend.

I've just discovered (a little late in the day), that Opera Mini 6 came out a couple of months back. So I've added an entry for it. A big improvement on the web browser that ships with most mobile phones or portable devices, and I highly recommend it!

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To this you were called

Thu, 12/05/2011 - 15:36 -- James Oakley

Ed Clowney again:

Peter does not ask us to view suffering as inevitable in the world under the curse. He does not ask for stoic resignation. A life of suffering is our calling, not our fate. It is our calling just because we are God’s people. It is our calling because it was Christ’s calling. He calls his disciples to follow him. (Page 117, Clowney, The Message of 1 Peter)

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