The Curiosity Index (08.05.2017)

This is all about running, so if running and the sheer insanity of it is not your thing….move along now, nothing to see here. At the weekend Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon in an incredible 2:00:25 and going faster will still take some doing. Which is 422 consecutive 100m sprints each completed in 17 seconds. I reckon I can do about 4. Kipchoge ran with in/out pacemakers, moped delivering drinks, and a huge investment by Nike to help him break 2 hours. BBC’s Ed Harry said, “Eliud Kipchoge is, I believe,…

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Christian Living 

Devotional: God uses the little people too

And some men were carrying on a bed a man who was paralysed; and they were trying to bring him in and to set him down in front of Him. But not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down through the tiles with his stretcher, into the middle of the crowd, in front of Jesus. Luke 5:18–19 I like some of the smaller characters that show up in the New Testament. Perhaps because I feel I…

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All the ones that didn’t stay

I may have said this before but church planting, and church leadership generally, can be tough. As I heard Andrew Wilson say, with reference to Mark 6:48, it can be like rowing a boat into a headwind. Painstakingly slow. You need a tough skin and a soft heart and it’s not always to keep those things from getting mixed up leaving you unteachable and unapproachable. One of the hardest aspects for me in the struggle to establish a church and set a healthy culture is when I think of the…

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