Tag Archives: cities

The Curiosity Index (12.02.2018)

The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water – like Cape Town The growth of cities is causing water engineers a lot of stress. Proximate vs Root Causes: Why You Should Keep Digging to Find the Answer This is a good article

How big was Thessalonica?

I don’t suppose this question has ever particularly troubled you (leave a comment if it has) but it has bothered me. We’ve recently begun studying the book of 1 Thessalonians and so I’ve been boning up. The majority of my reference books and commentaries (not

Book Review: Why Cities Matter

You’ll find a number of posts on this site that attest to how I’ve grappled with the issue of cities as prominent leaders called for greater resources to the cities of the world. I felt it somehow sidelined the ministry of those in the backwaters,

Reaching the unreached: why Asia is the key

I recently came across this list of the 40 most underserved and unreached places with the gospel and in the same week read this article about the world’s largest cities. Let’s start with the cities because some of the numbers are just staggering. I live in

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The Curiosity Index (23.04.2015)

This is a good description of what a church should be: “A lot of space for complicated people to rethink their lives at a deep level” Here’s a radical idea for a church: No rotas. H/T Jake Belder What would cities look like if lit

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The Curiosity Index (10.04.2015)

There’s definitely a building theme to today’s links…so there’s that. First Jeremy Williams identifies three different shades to being green An argument against bigger cities: Why increasing urbanization is neither natural nor inevitable nor good for us Dubai is in another construction boom, the BBC asks can it

Thinking about your city

I’m not a fan of theologising about cities (I’m not sure it’s necessary) but I do think churches need to understand cities and be responsive to what life and church life in a city should look like. One of the first problems we have is defining

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Book Review: The Secular City

How should Christians view the city? It’s been a much discussed question in recent years, particularly with the rise of the metro-evangelicals and a fresh focus on reaching the cities of the world. Leading figures such as Tim Keller have given a great deal of