Tag Archives: prayer

The Curiosity Index (25.05.2018)

The Irish Exception As Ireland votes on changing its laws on abortion, the achievements of Ireland is perhaps more remarkable than you might think as Ross Douthat explains. The Lava Meets the Sea It’s quite the contest. I’ve been posting pictures of this volcanic eruption

The Curiosity Index (02.02.2018)

Praying for London: Five Highlights Really encouraging report of both united prayer and kingdom advance in London. 11 New People Join Social Media Every Second How about this stat: “There are now only 25 countries around the world where a Facebook-owned app isn’t the top

The Curiosity Index (19.01.2018)

The heart of a heartless world In an interesting editorial, The Guardian talks about prayer. The bleak universe that science appears to reveal, initially random and ultimately purposeless, is not one that anyone can feel at home in. Most people do want to feel at home.

Overcoming hindrances in your prayer life

In the middle of Greg Haslam’s big book on preaching is a section by Terry Virgo on the preacher giving themselves to the word and to prayer. Terry writes, Since prayer surrounding our ministry in the Word is so vital, we need regularly to examine whether

Relational Mission: The prayers of many

In the fourth chapter Mike brings a neglected subject into focus: corporate prayer in the church. Prayer in churches is often solely focused on the prayer life of an individual rather than the prayer life of the church. Drawing inspiration from Jonathan Edwards’ A call to united

A family of churches

Everyone has their own language they use to describe context and church is no different. Some of these words are better than others, some have history, some find their roots in more contemporary society. ‘Denomination’ is a good example of the former and ‘network’an example

Why you should care about Burundi

Sixteen years ago I was desperate to work overseas amongst some of the world’s poorest people. So after one interview where I exaggerated my ability to speak French (almost none, to be honest) I found myself being posted to Burundi. As I had no real