Tag Archives: faith

The Curiosity Index (18.09.2018)

Saving Lives in the Church This from Andrew Blunt is important: If we want to save the lives of young same-sex attracted men and women, we don’t need less deliberate application of theology; we need the deliberate application of a lot more theology. And that

The Curiosity Index (11.06.2018)

Ok, back in the saddle. Secularizing Kingdom I want to get to the discussion I had afterwards with one of our students. She told me she admired her sister who was now at work in a major social service organization because she was doing “kingdom”

The Curiosity Index (23.05.2018)

When a Pastor is a Growth Barrier From Ed Stetzer: Sin can certainly lead us to be workaholics, and we burn ourselves or our people out. But it can also lead to the opposite, a poor work ethic. As a church leader you often do

The death of the church

Todd Dildine recently did a four-part series on you guessed it, ‘the death of the church’. It’s an analysis of the American scene but I think has much wider implications. In Part 1 he assesses the landscape and sees that in America it’s not only

The defects of believers

I try to make it a habit of reading several websites that have no love for religion in general or Christianity in particular. They love scientific studies because you know science is good, religion is bad. They really love studies that take a shot at

Living with startling abundance

This blog started with a fairly simple premise and topic that I’ve long since wandered from. I saw (and still see) consumerism as a massive problem in our societies and churches because of the way it forms and shapes people. I was going to write,

The Curiosity Index (18.04.2018)

A hole in the sky One of the dangers for us, as charismatic Christians, is that our equivalent of the Temple is our Sunday worship service. People need to “come” to encounter God. That’s where the hole in heaven is – over our meeting. And

The Curiosity Index (02.04.2018)

I hope you’ve had a good Easter weekend. Here are a few links for you to try The incredible reality of who we are now because of Jesus This is good news Is the Western Church Going to Die Out? Matt Chandler thinks not Mike