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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Andrew G. Walker—Respect!

I have long loved the work and ministry of Professor Andrew G. Walker. Social scientist, theologian, and servant of both church and academy. Started Pentecostal and ended up Orthodox and yet never renounced his pneumatic roots. He has done huge amounts to help evangelical theologians and leaders mature in their faith and praxis and has earned the love and respect of many.

Andrew was the guy who resurrected C. S. Lewis throwaway phrase "deep church" as a term to describe the deep roots of orthodoxy shared by all orthodox Christians. His passion has always been for a deep ecumenism grounded in the historic Christian faith and yet fully awake to the cultural contexts in which we find ourselves.

This is a video done in Andrew's honour at a conference held in London.

Thank you Andrew for all your service of the kingdom

Monday, 28 January 2013

Haunting cover version of Dire Straits song

Here is a haunting cover version of a truly GREAT songs — Brothers in Arms.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Sarah Coakley on prayer

Christian Amondson in our office posted this on Facebook and I rather liked it:

"It took me a long time to realize this, but I think that what seems to be our sheer incompetence in prayer is actually the place where something is happening: it is God invading our willed vulnerability."
—Sarah Coakley


Friday, 18 January 2013

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Alex Jones vs. Piers Morgan — a "must see" debate

I am sure that most people have seen this "debate" by now. I post it only because it is truly astonishing — a model of how not to debate.

Here is part 1

Here is part 2

It is hard to know what to say about this. Perhaps it is best just to watch it and be in awe at Alex Jones. He is a very bad advert for the gun lobby.

He makes me grateful (yet again) that we in the UK do not have "the right to bear arms."

Kevin Corcoran offered me this link as the best response to Smith:

Friday, 4 January 2013