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The Curiosity Index (20.12.2017)

‘Meet the Nativity’—and Laugh (Episode 4) Part 4 of 5 is here… 6 Surprising Things You Need to Know about Matthew’s Christmas Story Dig a little deeper and you’ll see there’s more going on than you thought Want A Better Answer? Ask A Better Question! This is very helpful advice for leaders and coaches. The Most 2017 Photos Ever The photos (with a particular US feel) that sum up 2017. One of my proudest moments as a Brit was to discover Lord Buckethead. It’s not all bad! 17 things that…

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The Curiosity Index (11.12.2017)

Where Evangelism Fails When sharing your faith, what do you end up offering people? Jesus or something else? How to be Coached There’s a lot to be said for learning the skills of a coach but it’s also important that you know how to  be coached. Brad Watson breaks it down for you. How to decide whether a food is healthy or unhealthy I’m not sure come Christmas season that this question is all that hard but generally speaking this is helpful Americans are pack rats. Swedes have the solution: ‘Death…

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The Curiosity Index (06.09.2017)

A Zulu apostle I’m grateful to Lex Loizides for sharing the powerful story of Mbambo Matunjwa. Their act of forgiveness is really remarkable. Read it. Our God speaks God is a speaking God and he wants us to listen for his voice, to treat it seriously and, once we are sure it is him, to respond in love and obedience. The object will always be to enable us to love him more dearly and follow him more nearly. To be where he wants us to be and to be doing what…

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Articles 

Learning to coach

I can’t quite remember when I first came across coaching as a leadership concept but it has been one of those ideas that has slowly invaded my thinking. Last year I read a short taster book on coaching and I began to think some more. This year I followed it up by reading the full version with Keith Webb’s The COACH Model for Christian Leaders. I had finally become fully convinced of the importance of coaching. So last week I went on a coaching course. It wasn’t a Christian course nor one aimed…

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Reviews 

Book Review: Coaching in Ministry

I am, not to put too fine a point on it, full of myself. Far too often in leadership and ministry, I’ve found myself telling people what to do. Sometimes there is a place for that – ‘stop sinning’, ‘here is why Jesus was the Son of God’ and stuff like that. But all too often when it comes to developing leaders, which I’ve never had enough of, I find myself telling them what to do, solving their problems for them and generally enjoying being the fount of all wisdom.…

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