Yearly Archives: 2018

The Curiosity Index (28.08.2018)

Do We Really Want Our Christian Prime Minister Making Christian Decisions? Stephen McAlpine:  The self-confessed Christian politician is called upon to release asylum seekers on the basis of their Christianity, but required to ignore or privatise their Christian faith’s conviction in the public square when

The Curiosity Index (27.08.2018)

The Water Crises Aren’t Coming—They’re Here This is something I expect to hear a lot more of over the next few decades – our use, misuse and lack of our most precious resource – water. What makes the situation weirder is that floods such as

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The Curiosity Index (India edition)

Today I’m flying to Hyderabad, India for a second visit. I was there last year and it’s a privilege to be invited back. So here are a few India related items for you to expand your horizons: Cracking India’s mystifying nod-code One thing all travellers

The Curiosity Index (14.08.2018)

How Antebellum Christians Justified Slavery I always wondered and now I know. Another instance of the church abusing amongst other things power.  How Christianity created rock-n-roll On a more positive note Christianity this to add to its legacy: The bulk of mainstream music writers and

Global reading: a failed test

Adam Roberts conducted an exercise to see how globally read he was in terms of fiction. I started this exercise curious to see, really, how large is the gap in my knowledge of world literature. It turns out: it’s pretty huge. The majority of nation-states

The Curiosity Index (13.08.2018)

The Willow Creek Crisis – Time of Reckoning for All Leaders I really don’t know if it actually is a time of reckoning for all leaders – or all male leaders of large churches in America but this last point is good. Only Jesus Christ is

JB Phillips on commentaries

We aim simply to help people to lead a Christian life in this puzzling and anxiety-torn modern world. Thus if we believe in the unique inspiration of the New Testament documents, the commentator is, so to speak, taking the reader by the hand and pointing