India

In August this year I was privileged to visit India for the second time. My previous visit was nearly 20 years prior and in a completely different part of India. Then I was in the north and now I was in the south. There isn’t

The Curiosity Index (15.12.2017)

Did the Canaanites survive? One from the summer but it’s a 4000 year old question so I reckon a few more months won’t make much more difference. Scientists have applied DNA analysis to see if the Canaanites had any descendants. Whatever happened to the promised

Five essential marks of biblical ecclesiology

If the church in the West is to recover and rediscover its calling and identity it would help if we knew clearly the New Testament pattern and the marks that characterised the early church. Over at Lausanne Church Planting Network they recently published an article

The Curiosity Index (14.12.2017)

The fire and the fury Forget Donald Trump (and I know many would like to) but here’s the real fire and fury. Few things remind us of the force and power of mother earth like a volcano. The Best Global News You (Probably) Haven’t Heard

The relational challenges of living in Scandinavia

The Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Finland regularly feature at or near the top of every quality of life index you can find. Like this one from the OECD or this from the Economist or this one from the World Economic Forum which has them taking

The Curiosity Index (13.12.2017)

Should Christians be pro-Israel? In light of the recent developments & pronouncements in Israel, I found this interesting post from Ian Paul (first posted a couple of years ago but still in my to-read pile!). How close are we to states giving up their nuclear

Recruit. Reach. Reap. Reproduce

Back in October I travelled to Malaga, Spain for a church planting conference with our Relational Mission family of churches. It was an excellent time together full of warmth (not just the weather), hunger for God, desire to see the kingdom extend and the world to

The Curiosity Index (11.12.2017)

Where Evangelism Fails When sharing your faith, what do you end up offering people? Jesus or something else? How to be Coached There’s a lot to be said for learning the skills of a coach but it’s also important that you know how to  be coached.