Yearly Archives: 2013

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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

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The books of 2013

2013 has been a mixed year for reading. I’ve read hundreds of blogs, websites, magazines and journals. I read everyday and throughout the day. I’ve just not finished many books and reviewed even less. I’m working on the blog and am not prepared to let

The church in Sweden

Christianity has been a presence in Sweden since Ansgar arrived more than 1200 years ago, yet today it is one of the most secular countries on earth. This fact alone doesn’t look good for the church. So what is the state of the church in

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Swedish society: some challenges

Sweden enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world and is one of the nearest things to a utopia in the minds of many progressive minded liberal folk. The truth is, of course, that while having many things to it’s credit, Swedish

Religion in Sweden

What to say about faith in Sweden? How do you read the numbers?  Is God dead in Europe or not? Is the news of the demise of Christianity in Sweden premature? Well, depends where you look. Wherever you look though most reckon on around 3-5% of

Case study: Sweden

Following last week’s posts on Europe, I’ve decided to follow that up with a series on my adopted country Sweden. Before we get to more weighty issues, today is an overview of Sweden for those that don’t know very much about this country. Geography Sweden

Praying for Europe

It’s my personal conviction that Europe is seriously lacking in missional investment and church planting resources. The road to dealing with that begins in prayer. Here are some prayer points taken from Operation World. Biblical illiteracy is shockingly common considering the high levels of education

Why Europe matters

Europe has a significant Christian heritage but it no longer has a Christian present. The open question is what place will Christianity have in its future? There are many great gospel centred churches and movements hard at work all over the continent but is it