Category Archives: Articles

How our church (doesn’t) prepare for an active shooter

Thom Rainer just wrote an article how to prepare your church for an active shooter. Thom’s work is mainly for Americans and I get that and his article is just for Americans. It’s not for Europeans, it’s not for Chinese or Japanese or Australians. It’s

The Curiosity Index (05.10.2017)

Why We’ll Have Evidence of Aliens—If They Exist—By 2035 It’s always 20 years from now but hopers will hope. But our ability to search improves with every technological innovation. I compare the situation to the year 1491. European civilization had been around for 2,500 years,

The impact of a worldview

Training Leaders International – have a helpful comparison between a group oriented society and an individual oriented society. Sweden as a whole is a very individual oriented society, yet as a church and for many people we know they have been raised within a group-oriented society.

The Curiosity Index (21.09.2017)

There Can Be Only One Priority I struggle with many ‘priorities’ which as Keith Webb points out: “The reality is, multiple priorities means no priority at all.” John Calvin: the religious reformer who influenced capitalism Love capitalism? Perhaps you believe, like Donald Trump and his

Christians should not be confused about nuclear weapons

Roughly every ten years a new nation joins the nuclear club and that trend is continuing in this decade with North Korea. I’ve made my prediction that the world will accept this reality and that this will eventually lead to more nations (specifically Japan and

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

A bibliophilia special

I’m an unashamed bibliophile and I used to run a regular links post called bibliophilia. So as I clear out my links, here’s a special – all you could possibly want related to books Reading Can you really read a book a week? The Rise of Digital

10 facts about Hyderabad

So today I find myself in Hyderabad, India – which is a first. Here are some facts I found out before I arrived. With a population of around 9.5 million people, Hyderabad is the fourth most populous city in India (Mumbai, Delhi & Bangalore are