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Kenya Ragati II

Tue, 10/10/2006 - 09:04 -- James Oakley

Well, mine has arrived, it's been roasted, and it's had 36 hours to rest.

The verdict... Very nice indeed - an absolutely magnificent Kenyan. Definitely the kind of Kenyan that has winey taste - and I think I slightly prefer the ones that are fruity. (The apricot burst in the Gethumbwini Peaberry was just stunning). But this is such a good winey Kenyan that I can't complain. Hints of nuts as well.

Definitely don't roast it too dark (end of 1st crack is just right IMHO). Or easier, buy it ready-roasted from Steve. Definitely not for espresso. But even more important - definitely not to miss out on.


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'In 20 years, there will be no more Christians in Iraq'

Fri, 06/10/2006 - 15:05 -- James Oakley

All the usual questions come into our heads - are they real Christians etc?

But, notwithstanding those questions, we often complain that the media reports the persecution of every religious group except followers of Christ. How refreshing to read this article in the Guardian.

Refreshing to see this kind of story getting coverage;

disappointing to discover there is a political slant to the reporting;

but overwhelmingly sad to read of the plight of fellow believers.a href=

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Diversity as paramount?

Fri, 06/10/2006 - 10:10 -- James Oakley

The BBC reports the row caused by an e-mail sent by Councillor David Clutterbuck.

A Conservative councillor who sparked a row when he joked that Noah would have to let gay animals on board if he built his ark today has refused to apologise.

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Beware of Advent Books

Mon, 02/10/2006 - 16:18 -- James Oakley
Seventh Day Adventists

One of the members of our church gave me an A5 piece of paper a few weeks ago. A copy of this had gone through the letter box of every house on his estate, and he wanted to know more about it.

The sheet came from an organisation called “Advent Books”, and invited the reader to send off for a free book entitled The Great Controversy and/or to sign up for a free postal Bible course.

The Great Controversy

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Perkins categories of hearer

Wed, 27/09/2006 - 16:28 -- James Oakley

I’m always trying to find these. So to save me hunting, I’ll put them somewhere.

(William Perkins, chapter 7 of The Art of Prophesying, entitled “Use and Application”)

What do I notice when I read what Perkins is actually saying (as opposed to what people imagine him to be saying)? He’s saying:

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