Monthly Archives: February 2018

Academy of Life

My good friend Mark Powley helped developed this discipleship resource for his church which see seven signs of life: True Life, Full Life, Shared Life, Deep Life, Pure Life, Serving Life, Bold Life. Here’s Mark on True Life: We translated  their image with Swedish &

7 dimensions to salvation

William Barclay in his commentary on Romans notes seven aspects to Christian salvation. It was salvation from physical illness (Mt 9:21; Lk 8:36) It was salvation from danger (Mt 8:25; Mt 14:30) It was salvation from life’s infection (Acts 2:40) It was salvation from lostness

The Curiosity Index (09.02.2018)

In world first, Bermuda repeals its same-sex marriage law That’s upsetting a lot of people. For the first time in Gerber’s history, its “spokesbaby” is a boy with Down syndrome I’ve no idea who Gerber are but this is apparently a big deal in the

How your family can be happier

A lot of people in the rich part of the world are unhappy. The reason for (some) of their happiness is now pretty evident – it’s our addiction to screens. To be a little more precise it’s our addiction to screens as our primary form

The Curiosity Index (08.02.2018)

How not to be lukewarm, from your persecuted family One of the biggest threats to the church in the west is that lukewarm attitude. This is addressed in the Bible, where Jesus says, “I will spit you out of my mouth” (Rev 3:16). A lukewarm

Notable Swedish pioneers: Christopher Sundius

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.  Christopher Sundius (1754-1835) is an interesting

The Curiosity Index (07.02.2018)

Stunned by the Holy Spirit I haven’t quite worked out what I think about this but it’s really making me think. It’s so easy to think ‘If only Jesus would appear again on earth, if he were here and could speak to my friends, then