Monthly Archives: February 2018

Profiling the Personnel

In his book Reaching the Nations Mike Frisby helps churches work with people who are engaged in cross-cultural mission. In the chapter ‘profiling the personnel’ Mike says: While the old saying still holds true that “availability is more important than ability” and Scripture teaches that “the Lord

Reaching the Nations

Despite the fact that there are more Christians right now than ever before because of population growth there remains more people than ever before who have never heard of Christ. The missions task remains urgent. As Mike Betts says in his foreword to a new

The Curiosity Index (19.02.2018)

Nancy Pearcey and Jonathan Merritt spar on the hottest of hot topics This is a good discussion and Nancy Pearcey offers some excellent answers to hot topics and shows the strength of a consistent theology of the body. 5 reasons why I don’t always sit

Sexuality 3.0 – more freedom, less licence

As a child of the 1980s & 90s I grew up in a culture that saw Christian values and morals as hopelessly out of touch and old-fashioned. The issue of my day was the ridiculous notion of no-sex-before-marriage. Then came the increasingly affirming attitudes towards same-sex relationships

The Curiosity Index (16.02.2018)

Michio Kaku believes in God, if not that God If I was to make a prediction about religion in the West it would be the continued retreat of Christianity, but also a rise in deism. Michio Kaku would be a good example of a new

How Sweden became a symbol

Over at the The New York Review of Books, there’s an interesting article on my adopted nation, Sweden. There are two main views of Sweden. The overwhelmingly positive: “We wanted to find out what it was about Sweden that gave you such an enviable reputation

The Curiosity Index (15.02.2018)

What Did Jesus Look Like? Well, firstly, not like that. Here’s something I hadn’t really considered. He was probably quite short. What If Men And Women Skied Against Each Other In The Olympics? Here’s the data… Why Rural Brits Outlive Rural Americans Live long, live

Notable Swedish pioneers: Anders Wiberg

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.  Anders Wiberg (1816-1887) was another key