All posts by Phil Whittall

The Curiosity Index (11.09.2017)

Was Jesus internationally famous in his own lifetime? Colin Green once again gets to the truth of things. So why do so some people nowadays expect to find evidence of Jesus surviving from his own lifetime painting him as a much admired miracle-working figure, and

The Curiosity Index (08.09.2017)

Grace Is Profoundly Existential, Beginning With the Church [Grace] does not simply explain how the Creator and his fallen creatures are brought back into communion with each other… Grace should hold us in its grip in such a way that our whole being is affected.

Discussing abortion in the public square

Recently in the UK, Conservative politician and Catholic Jacob Rees-Mogg (and yes he is as posh as his name suggests) was interviewed on UK breakfast television and he was questioned about his views on same-sex marriage and abortion. You can watch the interview here. Which

The Curiosity Index (07.09.2017)

An Introduction to the Spiritual Disciplines I’ve grown to appreciate how Brett & Kate McKay integrate their faith on their site The art of manliness. More often they produce fun stuff like how to ride a motorcycle but here use it to encourage spiritual growth. For the soul to

The Curiosity Index (06.09.2017)

A Zulu apostle I’m grateful to Lex Loizides for sharing the powerful story of Mbambo Matunjwa. Their act of forgiveness is really remarkable. Read it. Our God speaks God is a speaking God and he wants us to listen for his voice, to treat it seriously

Male and female He googled them

At the beginning of August one of the world’s most famous and powerful companies was caught up in an almighty row over the Almighty’s design blueprint. Google found itself fighting about what it means to be male and female (and how it goes about hiring men

The Curiosity Index (05.09.2017)

Why you should read more about religion I suspect that most of the people reading this blog don’t need convincing on this but here’s why someone who doesn’t believe (Tyler Cowen) thinks religion is important. Flying spaghetti monsters and the quest for religious authenticity As

The Curiosity Index (04.09.2017)

North Koreans are turning to Christ While North Korea is almost daily in the news for threatening world peace, the Prince of Peace is at work reconciling souls to himself. Pray for North Korea. ‘Pakistan’s Mother Teresa’ Honoured with Historic Funeral I’d never heard of