Monthly Archives: January 2017

Learning from 1 Thessalonians 3

We’re studying a chapter of 1 Thessalonians each week (1, 2). Here are some simple questions and observations from chapter 3. Faith needs strengthening & encouraging (v.2, 10) Suffering & hardship is part of the package of following Christ (v.3-4, 7) Fear, temptation, spiritual battles

The Curiosity Index (31.01.2017)

I’ve been saving articles on fake news for a few days now for an article which could be a mistake – it’s a little overwhelming! Anyway to the links… Convinced We do well to learn from those who have served the church faithfully for decades. So

Notable Swedish Christians: Johann Zachariah Kiernander

Some years ago I came by the 2-volume Dictionary of Evangelical Biography (1730-1860) which I admit is a bit obscure. But I thought I’d trawl its pages for entries on Swedish Christians to learn more about its notable figures and history. We’ll take the series alphabetically.  Johann

The Curiosity Index (30.01.2016)

So I missed a day on Friday due to a losing battle with a dishwasher. Normal service has been resumed & the dishwasher has been sent to the great scrap metal merchant in the sky. Also, how is it the end of January already? Trump, refugees

The Curiosity Index (26.01.2017)

I’m planning on writing an article about truth in our times, which seems to be a significant issue just now and I’ll probably use this first one: How far will you go to justify your side? The Washington Post ran a revealing little experiment. Here’s

The Curiosity Index (25.01.2017)

I’m slowly reducing the archives, so would love to hear your recommendations of good blogs to follow – thought-provoking, interesting, intelligent irrespective of subject or worldview will get a look. The Trinity in the Old Testament Glen Scrivener makes the case: “My point is that

Learning from 1 Thessalonians 2

As a house church we’re reading 1 Thessalonians together. (chapter 1) Here are some of the things we drew out from 1 Thessalonians 2 Time spent investing in church is not ‘failure’ (v.1) This despite suffering, insults, strong opposition (v.2), toil & hardship (v.9), hostility