Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Christians, the early church & child abuse

One of the great tragedies of our day is that the church (and I use that in its widest form) has increasingly become known as a place where children have been abused. There are too many scandals, too much secrecy, too many cover ups of abusers

The Curiosity Index (21.02.2017)

After a couple of days unintentional absence we’re back and we’re not the only ones Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection I do hope this isn’t fake news. Still it also point us creepily into the world of Jurassic Park. The Doomsday Clock JSTOR gives

Sex, marriage, singleness, gender: the works

Over the years I’ve collected a lot of information on this blog about the whole arena of sexual ethics and the constant battle Christians face to maintain the ethics that have formed them since its inception. So why keep focusing on this area? David Lamb

The Curiosity Index (20.02.2017)

Sweden says, say what? So Sweden has found itself in the spotlight thanks to a certain reference in a certain speech by a certain buffoon president. It seems Mr Trump gets his international perspective the same way the rest of us do, by watching TV.

The Curiosity Index (16.02.2017)

Just a few items today…I’m getting harder to please. On Synod, sexuality, and not ‘Taking note’ I’m not an Anglican and honestly find it hard to understand so much fighting over an institution but for those that care, Ian Paul gives his account of yesterdays goings

Learning from 1 Thessalonians 5

As a church we’ve been working through 1 Thessalonians (1,2,3,4) and the final chapter 5 raised a whole ton of questions and insights. Here are just a few of them. Jesus will return Don’t get caught up with dates & times of the coming of Christ –

The Curiosity Index (15.02.2017)

A little late with this today – that’s just the way it goes sometimes. Winners of the 2017 World Press Photo Contest These photos tell a compelling story of our world and some are definitely not for the faint-hearted. The 2017 Underwater Photographer of the