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I was flicking around in i-tunes and came across the album ‘Angels’ by Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip. For obvious reasons I was drawn to the track ‘Letter From God to Man’.

I was going to comment, but that seemed inappropriate given the drive of the lyric, so I’ll leave you to make your own interpretative errors.

Lyrics are below, but do check out the video on myspace.

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Open SignI’ve decided to set up another blog, A Permanent Becoming, specifically dedicated to the subject of my forthcoming book of the same name.

Given that the intention of the book is to suggest that our formation as human beings towards Christ-likeness is an ongoing process that takes place within the mundane and ordinariness of life, it seemed rather incongruous to restrict my reflections on this to printed media, which once published remains the same, and merely reflects my thinking at the point of writing. It felt much more appropriate to have something dynamic and opensource, so that others could share their thoughts, aspirations and insights about a path we are all on.

Anything that I post on A Permanent Becoming, will also be posted here, but comments and input will be restricted to that particular blog so that it remains an opensource on the subject.

Todd BentleyLove him or hate him, it seems there is no escaping Todd Bentley and the latest revival taking place in Florida. I’m open to accept that amazing things might possibly be taking place, and if people are genuinely being drawn to Jesus through these meetings, then let Todd preach. However, having lived through the Toronto Blessing and Brownsville Outpouring , as well as a number of more local ‘revivals’, I can’t say I’m rushing to book my ticket for Lakeland. I guess I’ve come to feel that ‘outpourings’ are the spiritual equivalent of an economic boom and bust. It’s great that the boom happens, but the bust is inevitable, with the result that many Christians simply get depressed and either constantly hark back to the ‘good old days of revival’, become fixated with finding the next outpouring, or simply give up on a faith that in reality has to be lived out in mundaneness of everyday life.

I think part of the problem lies in the fact that we have come to believe that the supernatural and the miraculous are what make us like Jesus, when the thrust of the New Testament writings suggest that it is the more ordinarily human things – feeding the hungry, providing water for those Read the rest of this entry »

July 2008