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The Curiosity Index (11.06.2018)

Ok, back in the saddle. Secularizing Kingdom I want to get to the discussion I had afterwards with one of our students. She told me she admired her sister who was now at work in a major social service organization because she was doing “kingdom” work. I’ve heard this so many times I think I can put it this way: For many, “kingdom work” means “social” justice while “church work” means “spiritual life.” A big fat hogwash all over this idea. Yes and amen. Church Planting is not the Single-Most…

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Book Review: Stepping into the Impossible

Stepping into the Impossible: The Story of Healing on the Streets by Mark Marx My rating: 3 of 5 stars Mark Marx has pioneered a remarkably simple model called Healing on the Streets (HOTS) for taking the church onto the streets. Simply show up consistently in your town and inviting people who need some form of healing to receive prayer. This book will challenge the sceptic and the cynic because it’s full of remarkable healing stories. At the same time it’s remarkably down to earth which is a rare combination. Stepping into…

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The Curiosity Index (29.11.2017)

Pro-life story of the day When the subject of abortion comes up, pro-lifers are always asked about two specific instances one of which is the threat to the mother’s life and the other is rape. Well this story When I look into my son’s eyes I see the man who raped me (which I was slightly surprised to find on the BBC) is powerful evidence that the decision to abort even in cases of rape should not, at the very least, be an automatic given. Testimony of the day This is…

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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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