Yearly Archives: 2015

Book Review: Why Cities Matter

You’ll find a number of posts on this site that attest to how I’ve grappled with the issue of cities as prominent leaders called for greater resources to the cities of the world. I felt it somehow sidelined the ministry of those in the backwaters,

Violent

Men are violent beasts. Since Cain did his brother Abel in, men have been bashing, cutting, stabbing, punching, detonating, shooting, destroying people and things ever since. Women, of course, are not immune to this propensity to kill, maim and destroy but by and large if something violent

How to see life & death

Death is inescapable no matter how hard we try. As the song goes, ‘everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.’ For the Christian our approach to death has been radically changed by the death & resurrection of Christ. In the opening

Saturday trivia

Bread is not what it used to be An icehotel in the summer Amazon opens a bookshop Organizing (actually storing) your digital photos Change your life, switch off the notifications on your phone However, if you insist on multitasking, here’s how Photo by melolou

Book Review: Saturate

Making disciples has always been the mission of the church yet today it sometimes seems as if we have a discipleship crisis. A number of factors have given rise to this – churches that treat members as consumers or worse customers, Christians that seem unchanged by their

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Friday curiosities

I continue to rummage through my ever growing collection of articles that have been saved for a rainy day, here is an eclectic mix for a Friday. You all know about Amazon because that’s where we shop, but that’s arguably not the most important thing they do.

‘The spirit of killing is in my country’

At a recent evening gathering of our missional community in Stockholm, we were joined by two young Muslims from Syria. We spent some time getting their views on what was happening in their country – it was quite informative. The young man with us had

Men are stronger

Over the last couple of days I’ve stated something that shouldn’t be controversial but is: that men and women at a fundamental biological level are different – our chromosomes, our bone structure, our hormones, our differing responses to disease and yes our genitals mean that we