Weekly Roundup: 17/08/2012

Firstly, apologies! I was meant to do the Weekly roundup… well… weekly. And it didn’t happen for various reasons including exam period, finals, graduation, moving house and a succession of jobs! But not it’s back ! And this post comes from Shepton Mallet in England where I am currently serving on team at Momentum (part of the Soul Survivor/New Wine family).

Without further ado, here are some interesting posts that have drawn my attention this week (in no particular order!)

  1. How to be a Christian hater – Head Heart Hand – David Murray asks the question, “How are we hate in a Christian manner?”
  2. Baywatch star Donna D’Errico left bloody and bruised after ‘major fall’ as she searched for Noah’s Ark in Turkey – Daily Mail – “Former Baywatch star Donna D’Errico has been left battered and bruised following a dangerous fall while hiking in Turkey.The onetime Playboy Playmate Of The Month was fulfilling a lifelong dream to hunt for Noah’s Ark on Mount Arat when she suffered a ‘major fall’. But despite her injuries the 44-year-old has vowed to complete the final two days of her trip.”
  3. Have We Changed Our Perception Of God? – Lay Anglicana – Laura Sykes explores what it means to interpret the Bible and whether or not our perception of God has changed because of it down the ages.
  4. Hazardous: Is Following Jesus Better Than Sin? – In a Mirror Dimly – “There’s something we don’t talk about quite as frankly as we should: sin feels good. At least, it does in the moment. It feels good to seek out your own needs first. It feels good to indulge whims and desires. It feels good to call someone an idiot or a jerk. We may not feel so hot later on, but at least in the heat of the moment, there is a high immediate return on sin. Sin disrupts our connection with God, but hey, as long as the sin isn’t too bad… are the consequences really that terrible?”
  5. Intercessory Prayer: What, why and how? – Sam Hailes, Christian.co.uk – “Christians engage with it daily. Churches encourage it weekly. Millions are constantly enriched by it. What is intercessory prayer, why do we do it and how is it best used?”

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Dean Roberts

Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. Read More @ http://deanroberts.net/about