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The Curiosity Index (20.09.2018)

Could God Forgive Even A “Deluded Monster” Like Rose West? John Stevens puts the scandal of the Gospel to the test against a mass murderer seeking forgiveness. The good news of the gospel is that forgiveness is available even for the worst of sinners. This is the utter scandal of the Christian faith, and why it is so completely different from all other religions. Far from being “not a god that I would understand,” a god who could forgive even the sins of Rose West is exactly the God the…

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The Curiosity Index (06.08.2018)

Chris Pratt and taking our place on Schaeffer’s Staircase You may remember this video causing quite a stir some weeks back. The most thoughtful response to it, I thought, was this one. What was most striking to me though was the way it fitted so neatly into the current conversation in the arts. With our culture increasingly at loggerheads with Christianity, you’d have thought that for a Hollywood A-lister to nail his colours to the mast so didactically would have resulted in, at least, some raised eyebrows, mild discontent, or…

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The Curiosity Index (16.04.2018)

14 things you probably didn’t know about Christianity, but really should My guess is, you, probably do know all these things but this is a good example of trying to clear away misconceptions that many people do have. Stephen Lawrence’s father says he forgives his son’s killers A man embraces his faith, realises forgiveness is fundamental and does an incredibly hard thing. Powerful, powerful, powerful. The Myth of ‘Learning Styles’ Myth might be a bit strong but I’ve certainly been taught this in regard both to teaching in schools and preaching…

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Don’t drink the poison

There is a lot that is wrong in the world – there always has been. The list of wrongs is long. From bombs in Paris, fear in Brussels, death in Burundi to the carnage in Syria in our increasingly interconnected world there is no escape. The corruption is everywhere. Christians have always known this corruption and have a name for it – sin. Yet there is a response and a remedy to sin, actually there are a variety of responses but only one is Christian. There is the road of condemnation and bitterness,…

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The Curiosity Index (13.03.2015)

The power of forgiveness and why you need to forgive Talking of the need forgiveness, do you care less about your sin than you used to? I enjoyed this story of the world’s smallest skyscraper And as the weekend is nearly here you may be giving some thought to leisure activities. So here are 17 things you should do on Sunday instead of surfing the net (proved popular when last shared) If you’re thinking of going to the cinema, see if there is one as good as these Lastly, how to…

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This heavy cross

Today was one of new experiences for me. For the first time I took part in a walk of witness in my local area and for the first time I carried a cross. Over the course of an hour a good number of us from at least three churches walked, sang, read scripture and prayed. I’m not sure how effective the witness bit was in the sense that it was a residential area and no one in particular seemed to be paying much attention but it was witness – we…

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Newday: Wednesday

Today was a quiet day for me, not much to do on the media front and the kids occupied themselves most of the time. I had a good chat with another elder from a church near ours, and caught up with a chap who I helped get a book contract. Both really encouraging and its great to catch up with people from around the country. The highlight of the day was the evening meeting – hundreds healed, hundreds giving their life to Jesus and hundreds more recommitting themselves to His…

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'If anyone has earned a place in heaven'

Late last night as I was trawling BBC News I came across the tragic story of the murder of 18 year old Rob Knox. Mr Knox had played a role in a Harry Potter film and was stabbed to death by Karl Bishop, aged 22. There’s enough there already to make you weep. That an 18 year old man could be killed by a 22 year old man is yet another sign that all is not well inside UK plc. Bishop is described as someone who “had been “very angry”…

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