Tag Archives: church planting

The Curiosity Index (18.09.2017)

Hope you all had a good weekend. The best of all possible worlds? A fascinating insight into research that looks at the ‘fine tuning’ of the universe. Investigators of fine tuning look, for example, at physical parameters ranging from the weight of a subatomic particle

The Curiosity Index (26.06.2017)

Habits vs Goals This excellent article explains why habits (good or bad) are more powerful than goals (good or bad). 5 Questions Every Church Planter Needs to Ask Personally I’d have put question number four first but they’re all good questions. What if unbelievers aren’t

The Curiosity Index (23.06.2017)

So not exactly back to a daily rhythm yet…anyhoo. Happy midsummer for all you optimists. For everyone else, the evenings are getting shorter… Why Biblical Archaeology matters Catherine McDowell explains at the TGC using the fall of Lachish as her example. In the video below,

The Curiosity Index (29.05.2017)

Anders Breivik was never a Christian Norway’s worst mass killer also became an oft used counter-point to all the murders committed by radical Islam. Christianity was no better because ‘Breivik was a Christian’. Except he wasn’t. Breivik said he had been an Odinist for years

All the ones that didn’t stay

I may have said this before but church planting, and church leadership generally, can be tough. As I heard Andrew Wilson say, with reference to Mark 6:48, it can be like rowing a boat into a headwind. Painstakingly slow. You need a tough skin and

The Curiosity Index (06.04.2017)

Tomorrow we’re off to South Carolina so expect intermittent service of the Index next week. Get More Done By Working Less This, describes me, far too often: “While we work 8 or more hours a day, most of that is just busywork.” Why I’m an

3 mistakes to avoid before going full-time

You’re a church leader working two jobs, you have a family and your church is growing, there are pastoral challenges and the Sunday sermon is regularly being written late on Saturday night. You’re living with that constant sense of guilt that something important is not