Yearly Archives: 2018

The Curiosity Index (12.01.2018)

Things I Wish I’d Known: Reflections on 40 Years in Ministry Steve Timmis shares five good lessons that all church leaders should consider. The Italian church is dissolving its links to the mob That any kind of church had links to the Mafia in the

Book Review: Stepping into the Impossible

Stepping into the Impossible: The Story of Healing on the Streets by Mark Marx My rating: 3 of 5 stars Mark Marx has pioneered a remarkably simple model called Healing on the Streets (HOTS) for taking the church onto the streets. Simply show up consistently in your

The Curiosity Index (11.01.2018)

The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Most Dangerous to Follow Jesus It might be getting harder to be a Christian in the secular west but while not exclusively true but it is also very clear – the most dangerous place for a Christian to live

War and peace

War, at least the sort of war that is declared between nations, that involves armies and mass mobilisation hasn’t happened for some time and in the absence of such threats it would be easy to think that somehow we have got past war. That would

The Curiosity Index (10.01.2018)

Reading the world: my news project for 2018 I love this idea of learning about the world by getting your news from different places. Man Declared Dead by 3 Doctors Wakes Up in Morgue Just Hours Before Autopsy Lucky man. The 2018 Procession of the Black

Why I’m learning about sleep

There are many mysteries in life and many great unanswered questions. One of them surprisingly is, ‘why do we need to sleep?‘ No one really knows. There are all sorts of theories but no conclusive answers, yet one thing is clear: need it we do.

The Curiosity Index (09.01.2018)

How Podcasting Hurts Preaching This one has been shared a fair bit already and is quite interesting. To be clear it’s not about podcasts as much as it is about churches making their sermons into podcasts. There are lots of other formats of podcasts that

Planting a Church Is Lonely

John Starke at The Gospel Coalition has a good article on church planting in major cities. Here are some things that stood out to me and that I have really identified with during the last five years here in Stockholm. The Need Right now, in