Category Archives: Sweden

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)

Notable Swedish pioneers: Gustaf Palmquist

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.  Gustaf Palmquist (1812-1867) was a Baptist

Cashless

Last week something happened to me on the tunnelbana (the underground, subway, metro) here in Stockholm , that I predicted would happen almost two years ago. I gave some money to a homeless person. Now you might think that makes me an incredibly mean person that

How the Welsh revival came to Scandinavia

I recently came across this fascinating post that shows how, in the age of decent travel options, people have always travelled to see what God has been doing and in some ways import/export it. In 1904-5 Wales experienced its famous revival and it wasn’t long before

The relational challenges of living in Scandinavia

The Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Finland regularly feature at or near the top of every quality of life index you can find. Like this one from the OECD or this from the Economist or this one from the World Economic Forum which has them taking

Secular Sweden & its liberal church

Everyone knows Sweden is a pretty secular place – its government & elites hold a secular progressive outlook and its previous socialist incarnations did much to drive the church to the margins (which is perhaps a logical outcome of the Reformation). As a result the Swedes are a

Nordic countries are the worst for finding friends

A revealing study into the challenges of Nordic society and the opportunity for a church such as ours: The Nordic countries are popular destinations for expats. They continue to attract foreigners with outstanding education, childcare, and healthcare. Moreover, the highly satisfying work-life balance supports family life and

Notable Swedish Christians: F.O.Nilsson

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. We’ll take the series alphabetically.  Fredrik