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. Israel
I’m reading Michael Booth’s The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the myth of the Scandinavian Utopia and it’s absolutely fascinating. In one of the chapters on Sweden he quotes author & historian Henrik Berggren. Sweden is set up differently. The main objective is not to be dependent
My friend Hazel Flood asked my wife Emma to write on her blog and Hazel kindly allowed me to republish it here including Hazel’s introduction and closing question. I’m delighted to welcome Emma Whittall to the blog today. Emma and her family planted a church
What to say about faith in Sweden? How do you read the numbers? Is God dead in Europe or not? Is the news of the demise of Christianity in Sweden premature? Well, depends where you look. Wherever you look though most reckon on around 3-5% of
It’s only fair after having pointed out 10 things that I’ve found to be a little better about life in Sweden, to think about the reverse. Switching cultures and countries you spot things that stand out; sometimes because they’re better and sometimes because they’re not.
So today I’m off to Sweden for a week, a few days in Malmo (SW Sweden) and a few days near Kalmar (SE Sweden) looking to see where we might base ourselves for language learning over the next year or so. If you remember prayers
It should come as no surprise that I’ll be blogging about the country that in a few months time I’ll begin to call ‘home’. Many church planters will actively promote the ‘influence’ of their city like various sorts of religious tourist agencies. I’ll no doubt
Yesterday I wrote about the process we went through over about 6 or 7 months in coming to the conclusion that we are to move to Sweden to church plant again. I’d thought I’d unpack those elements a little bit so they can be viewed