Tag Archives: war

War and peace

War, at least the sort of war that is declared between nations, that involves armies and mass mobilisation hasn’t happened for some time and in the absence of such threats it would be easy to think that somehow we have got past war. That would

‘The spirit of killing is in my country’

At a recent evening gathering of our missional community in Stockholm, we were joined by two young Muslims from Syria. We spent some time getting their views on what was happening in their country – it was quite informative. The young man with us had

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The Curiosity Index (08.04.2015)

Syria has been at war with itself for four years now. These pictures are from the last six weeks. Take a moment to pray for peace in that broken land. On a more hopeful note, Jeremy Williams writes about the mega-rich giving away their vast

The end of war?

How peaceful does the world feel right now? My guess is most of you would answer, ‘not very’ and with good reason. Russia has invaded and annexed a part of another country for the second time in 6 years and tensions are at their highest

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The Curiosity Index (02.03.2015)

Still no internet at home. The situation is getting desperate. Five reasons why the virgin birth is important One church’s journey in generosity. Well worth copying. This leader from the Guardian laments the loss in a belief in hell. Very interesting. Talking of hell –

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The Curiosity Index (09.02.2015)

I hope you all realise that once again there is war inside the borders of Europe. Here are some ways you can pray for the church in Ukraine Last week this article from the Spectator on Islam as a religion of peace gained the most clicks. Well

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The Curiosity Index (06.02.2015)

Let’s start with the very serious. Once again there is a war in Europe and it is happening in Ukraine. If you don’t think it’s a war then take a look at these photos. If you do, look and pray for peace. I know pastors

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Crimean Crisis: An early response

As I read the news that Russia in all but name has annexed Crimea, I wondered about the lack of comment from Christians, so I’ve decided to air some thoughts. According to everyone else, Crimea is officially a part of Ukraine but not in Moscow;