As a child of the 1980s & 90s I grew up in a culture that saw Christian values and morals as hopelessly out of touch and old-fashioned. The issue of my day was the ridiculous notion of no-sex-before-marriage. Then came the increasingly affirming attitudes towards same-sex relationships
How not to be lukewarm, from your persecuted family One of the biggest threats to the church in the west is that lukewarm attitude. This is addressed in the Bible, where Jesus says, “I will spit you out of my mouth” (Rev 3:16). A lukewarm
Welcome to February! My Larry Nassar Testimony Went Viral. But There’s More to the Gospel Than Forgiveness. If you’re involved in any way in church leadership, this may be the most important read of your year. Make sure you have good practices in place to
You may well have heard people talk about an Honour/Shame culture and that being the predominant one that we read of in the Bible. However you may not really understand what one is; either because it’s a different culture or because you’ve never really thought
Bolivia’s President Revokes Evangelism Restrictions Last week I shared a story about religious freedom restrictions in Bolivia. Sounds like the government has changed its mind. Trump hasn’t just done a good job, he’s done a great job’ I think it can be quite hard for many
Church planting can be tough and making disciples is hard work. You can read about methods & models and it can sound easy and exciting but it the reality is often different. It takes graft, patience, perseverance. Blood, sweat and prayers basically. One of the big
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.
After an unexpected week’s absence the sorely missed Index has returned. I hear your gasps of relief. The Strange Persistence of Guilt David Brooks of the NYT has a great column on guilt. Think about this sentence and western civilization. And yet we have no