Monthly Archives: January 2018

Notable Swedish pioneers: Gustavus Schroeder

Some years ago I came by the 2-volume Dictionary of Evangelical Biography (1730-1860) which I admit is a bit obscure. But I thought I’d trawl its pages for entries on Swedish Christians to learn more about its notable figures and history.  Gustavus Schroeder or Gustaf Schröder (1821-1914)

The Curiosity Index (31.01.2018)

4 reasons to make your kids go to church And on that note also The Key to Saving Teenagers. Parents your kids need to see you love Jesus Active Listening: The Master Key to Effective Communication Such an important skill. This is worth the 11

The Curiosity Index (30.01.2018)

After Four Months, Much of Puerto Rico Still Dark and Damaged This is US territory. Miguel Garcia removes debris in what is left of his home after Hurricane Maria hit the island in September 2017, in Maunabo, Puerto Rico January 27, 2018. Picture taken January

God’s Giant Miracle Carrots

I remember in 1999 a documentary making quite an impact in the church I attended. The film Transformations recorded instances where whole communities had been changed, it was claimed, by God. Not only had people become Christians but as a result the whole community had in

The Curiosity Index (29.01.2018)

The Jordan Peterson effect So the train is really rolling now. Consider the following:  Jordan Peterson is turning young, Western men into Christians Again and What Pastors Could Learn From Jordan Peterson. Then here are two very different ways of thinking about his new book 12 Rules.

Two minutes to midnight

Yesterday The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists advanced their symbolic Doomsday clock forward by 30 seconds. This is a visual reminder that humanity faces potentially devastating threats. The obvious flashpoint is between nuclear North Korea and the President of America (the WP post linked above does

The Curiosity Index (26.01.2018)

12 Rules for Life – A Christian Perspective The Jordan Peterson bandwagon rumbles on. David Robertson reviews the book and David Brooks at the New York Times opines on why this is the Jordan Peterson moment. Does coffee actually dehydrate you? Here’s the science. How a

What is an Honour & Shame culture?

You may well have heard people talk about an Honour/Shame culture and that being the predominant one that we read of in the Bible. However you may not really understand what one is; either because it’s a different culture or because you’ve never really thought