Matthew Henry John Bartlett

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Saturday 30 July, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:24 pm

New Solutions peak oil newsletter #5 [260KB PDF]

Thursday 28 July, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:58 pm

The Orthodox Avant-Garde [via wberry list]

Wednesday 27 July, 02005

Blessed are the peacemakers

by Matthew Bartlett @ 5:16 pm

My guess is that shalom cannot be realised in a geographically dislocated ‘community’.

by Matthew Bartlett @ 1:20 am

The Death of Environmentalism [via Andrew M]

Sunday 24 July, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:11 pm

Matthew’s first sermon [90KB PDF]

Friday 22 July, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 3:27 pm

Dallas Willard: Moral Education in the Academy [15MB MP3]

Wednesday 20 July, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 6:57 pm

Tuesday 19 July, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 2:41 pm

O by the way, this isn’t me, this is a website.

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:59 am

Cal Seerveld: The Halo of Human Imagination [15MB MP3, via Thinknet]
Optical illusion [via Bryan]
Tim Barnett on Graham Capill

Monday 18 July, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 9:54 am

Daniel Nichols on America, the greatest nation
Lambert Zuidervaart: Earth’s Lament [700KB PDF, via DJM]
Three Rs of community development [via Rance D]

Friday 15 July, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:45 am

WIT forum: Christian Understandings of Marriage, 7pm 18 July

Thursday 14 July, 02005

Half-hearted blog meme

by Matthew Bartlett @ 12:49 am

cos Aaron sort of asked, here are the books are scattered around my bed:

The Post-Evangelical, Dave Tomlinson (lent by Cam H)
What is a Family?, Edith Schaeffer (given by David H)
Grigorii Rasputin, Alex de Jonge (stolen from Dad)
The Lunchtime Runner Vols I & II, by Cam Hockly (bought from Cam at LR2′s launch last Saturday night)
An NIV & an NASB NT & Psalms
Soul Shaper, Tony Jones (from the chaplaincy library)
The NZ Prayer Book (lent by the chaplain)

O and in the lounge from memory there’s:
The Act of Thinking by Derek Melser
What Saint Paul Really Said by NT Wright
an unpublished handwritten manuscript of a novel about suicide
Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Ooooo….!!!! by Hone Tuwhare
Penguin History of NZ by Michael King.

There are others but they’re slipping away.

um Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (in fact I better read that again ASAP, dig this quote from last year) and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig really blew my mind. So did Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. EF Schumacher good. Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy make me want to get up in the morning. Wendell Berry is changing me. They all change me. I’m climbing Schild’s ladder, I suppose.

I own maybe 100 books. I’d like to get rid of the stupid ones and get all the good ones in circulation; they’re pointless on (my (rented)) shelves.

I was thinking babies probably start off thinking in emotions (like the bear in That Hideous Strength), then later in poetry, and then when they start to speak, prose.

Tony Robbins says happiness comes from within. You set your own parameters for happiness. Like you might have decided, “I will allow myself to be happy if I succeed in this business venture” and then the condition is met (or not) and you’re happy (or not). So once you realise that, he says, you can change the conditions, and access the boundless resource of happiness which is your birthright. I’m happy now because it’s my 9,342nd day alive. And that’s fuckn amazing! Ha!

O yeah, and Richard and I are going to Fat Freddys Drop Friday the 22nd and we’d love you to come along too.

Saturday 09 July, 02005

Saturday seminar &c.

by Matthew Bartlett @ 12:30 pm

Narrative theology/Xn worldview seminar, 16 July, Rutherford House
Gideon Strauss on chastity
Buddhism & social activism

by Matthew Bartlett @ 12:23 pm

Overheard in my favourite internet ‘cafe’:

OMG! They’ve got one, two, three, four seige cannons!

They also have this no smoking sign on the toilet door with “offenders will be trespassed” written on it that never fails to cheer me up.

Wednesday 06 July, 02005

by Matthew Bartlett @ 4:07 pm

Brian McLaren on journalists & Dafur