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The Curiosity Index (06.04.2018)

It’s Time to Reckon with Celebrity Power Andy Crouch has written an article that deserves to be digested slowly by any church leader, network leader & conference organiser. And anyone else whose reputation has gone beyond the confines of their own home. if you knew the full condition of my heart, my fantasies and grievances, my anxieties and my darkest solitary thoughts, you would declare me a danger to myself and others. I cannot be entrusted with power by myself, certainly not with celebrity, and neither can you. But we…

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Istanbul

I’m with the family for a few days in Turkey. I’m here for a gathering of leaders from across the Newfrontiers family of churches. It will be interesting to hear the stories of how things are developing in this new season of multiplication. We’ve spent a few days (not enough) in Istanbul which really is the place where East meets West. Fascinating. However, a few short days are not nearly enough. As our two small children are not yet interested in historical sights, we’ve been to the aquarium and the…

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To Turkey

Today we’re off to Turkey – it’s a mix of global leaders conference and family holiday. I was describing the situation to a few friends a couple of days ago and I said, “We get to listen to Terry Virgo, Bob Roberts and others preach. We get to eat and pray together and spend time in the presence of the Lord. I can hardly call that work.” I forget all too easily that time in the presence of the Lord is not a chore, it is not the first on…

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