[MEDIA] Talking Google Home and Jesus Christ with @PremierRadio

I got a call from Premier Radio this morning, asking if I'd seen the stories that Google Home doesn't know who Jesus is, but does know who Buddha, Mohammed are, etc. I had quick trawl around the internet, and a bit of Facebook conversation (only visible to 'friends'), this video demonstrates it quite well: That video also links to an article questioning why this might happen, and if we look beyond the headlines about 'outrage'…

#EmptyShelf17 No.46: Taking off the mask: daring to be the person God created you to be by @CMusters

Plenty to think about in this book: Taking off the mask: daring to be the person God created you to be by Claire Musters My rating: 5 of 5 stars Claire's book is a mix of personal vulnerability, tied to 10 years of observation, considering how wearing a 'mask' for social acceptability all the time is awkward, exhausting and unfulfilling, spending your whole lives feeling a need to perform (as Jeff Lucas puts it in…

#EmptyShelf17 No.45: Undivided Heart: Finding Meaning and Motivation in Christ by @LucyMills

Undivided Heart: Finding Meaning and Motivation in Christ by Lucy Mills My rating: 5 of 5 stars I started reading Lucy Mill’s new book ‘Undivided Heart’ on the train to ‘Gathering of Women Leaders’, a space where inspiring women are making a difference within the church. Lucy, another inspiring woman, draws on a strong theological and biblical grounding to challenge us, and herself, to question what has shaped us, and created our normal, a normal…

#Emptyshelf17 #22 Life Hurts by Elizabeth McNaught

Life Hurts by Elizabeth McNaught My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is not a particularly long book, but packed with interesting insights from the perspective of a survivor (although as she says still an ongoing battle) who is now a Dr. I have known Lizzie's dad for years so saw the book appear in his FB timeline. There's a mix of autobiography, some medical insights, and theological underpinning as Lizzie highlights that life hurts…

#Emptyshelf17 #20 Home by @JoSwinney

Home: the quest to belong by Jo Swinney My rating: 5 of 5 stars I first heard that Jo was writing this book last year, when she saw a blogpost I'd written for Amy http://www.amyboucherpye.com/2016/05/.... I've read this book mostly on the train, and have really enjoyed the mix of personal story (both Jo's own & those she's found) mixed in with drawing upon the biblical story of David. I've always been fascinated by how…