Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Curiosity Index (16.02.2018)

Michio Kaku believes in God, if not that God If I was to make a prediction about religion in the West it would be the continued retreat of Christianity, but also a rise in deism. Michio Kaku would be a good example of a new

How Sweden became a symbol

Over at the The New York Review of Books, there’s an interesting article on my adopted nation, Sweden. There are two main views of Sweden. The overwhelmingly positive: “We wanted to find out what it was about Sweden that gave you such an enviable reputation

The Curiosity Index (15.02.2018)

What Did Jesus Look Like? Well, firstly, not like that. Here’s something I hadn’t really considered. He was probably quite short. What If Men And Women Skied Against Each Other In The Olympics? Here’s the data… Why Rural Brits Outlive Rural Americans Live long, live

Notable Swedish pioneers: Anders Wiberg

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.  Anders Wiberg (1816-1887) was another key

The Curiosity Index (14.02.2018)

Why Hospitality Is Vital to Church Planting I recently unloaded a whole ton of thoughts on Twitter about hospitality. This is a good summary of the whys and hows of hospitality. By opening up our hearts and homes to others in hospitality, we experience fellowship

Book Review: Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics by Tim Marshall My rating: 4 of 5 stars The subtitle says that these ten maps ‘tell you everything you need to know about global politics’ – well that’s

The Curiosity Index (12.02.2018)

The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water – like Cape Town The growth of cities is causing water engineers a lot of stress. Proximate vs Root Causes: Why You Should Keep Digging to Find the Answer This is a good article