Friday, June 22, 2007

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Is there anyone out there?
David Conn is probably the best football writer in the country. This article in today's Guardian is spot on as normal. Pretty stomach churning to see Shiniwatra, a deposed former Thai PM buying Manchester City for over £80M, the day after Scarborough went out of business for the want of 'just' £250,000.

Books and Books
I'm shortly headed slightly north and lots west to Ledbury for the fourth time this year for RUCUs 80th aniiversary houseparty, to run the bookstall. I love good books, which is why this offer excites me very much. If you've never read any Piper before can i recommend starting with 'Desiring God', then 'God is the Gospel', then 'Don't waste your life'. $5 is only about £2 so even with the postage it'll be worth it.

One more thing
This morning i read Piper's brief biography of William Wilberforce. I'll leave with the last two paragraphs:

From the beginning of his Christian life in 1785 until he died in 1833 Wilberforce lived off the "great doctrines of the gospel," especially the doctrine of justification by faith alone based on the blood and righteousness of Jesus Christ. This is where he fed his joy. And the joy of the Lord became his strength (Nehemiah 8:10). And in this strength he pressed on in the cause of abolishing the slave trade until he had the victory.

Therefore, in all zeal for racial harmony and the rebuilding of white evangelical and black culture let us not forget these lessons: Never minimize the central place of God-centered, Christ-exalting doctrine; labor to be indomitably joyful in all that God is for us in Christ by trusting his great finished work; and never be idle in doing good – that men may see your good deeds and give glory to your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).

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