How Many Christians?

Philip Jenkins asks, ‘how many Christians were there in the year 200?‘ and the answer is not very many. At least not when you consider the population of the Roman Empire. For the sake of argument, let us suggest a global Christian population of perhaps

The Curiosity Index (18.05.2018)

21 reasons to church plant Personally I’d replace church planting in 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,11,12,13,14,18,19,20,21 with Make/making disciples but I’m still all for it. Theology majors marry each other a lot, but business majors don’t I’m not pretending to have read the data or understood it but the

The death of the church

Todd Dildine recently did a four-part series on you guessed it, ‘the death of the church’. It’s an analysis of the American scene but I think has much wider implications. In Part 1 he assesses the landscape and sees that in America it’s not only

The Curiosity Index (17.05.2018)

This Isn’t Bigotry. It’s a Religious Disagreement. My point is rather that I can’t, and shouldn’t, feel offended by someone telling me that I won’t be saved because I don’t have the right religious beliefs. Most religions in the monotheistic tradition think they are right

The Curiosity Index (16.05.2018)

John Newton’s Advice on Family Worship It’s good advice. The biblical gospels were all originally anonymous? How historically plausible is that? Not very plausible. Why Is Theology Important? Is Jesus Enough? Why Is Theology Important? Is Jesus Enough? from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo. The Best

The Curiosity Index (14.05.2018)

11 killed in Indonesia church bombings A sobering reminder that in many parts of the world it’s a dangerous and brave thing to show up for church on Sunday morning. Muslim Refugees Are Finding Christ—And Facing Backlash While back in Sweden, some good news. A

What I watched in April 2018

I’m tracking my screen consumption in 2018 to help me learn and see what I’m doing with my time. Here are some of the films and TV shows I watched in April. Films The number of films I watched dropped to 8 and the number

The Curiosity Index (11.05.2018)

Pesha We’re running a regular evening for people who want to know more about Christianity and last night we had a fascinating discussion about sin and its seriousness. This morning I see that the Bible Project released a new video about the word ‘transgression’. Good