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The Curiosity Index (08.11.2017)

How did new atheism fail so miserably This is a really interesting piece from Scott Alexander (who is an atheist). “The New Atheists accomplished the seemingly impossible task of alienating a society that agreed with them about everything.” Universe shouldn’t exist, CERN physicists conclude Yet

The Curiosity Index (Luther edition)

I know Reformation 500 day was last week but I was otherwise engaged, so here are a few articles that are still worth a read. Why Insist on Justification by Grace? Andrew Wilson on the heart of the matter: “You think the best way to

The Curiosity Index (05.10.2017)

Why We’ll Have Evidence of Aliens—If They Exist—By 2035 It’s always 20 years from now but hopers will hope. But our ability to search improves with every technological innovation. I compare the situation to the year 1491. European civilization had been around for 2,500 years,

The Curiosity Index (04.10.2017)

My life as an atheist was wonderful! I like this testimony, and this part gets it right about not trying to paint unbeliever’s lives as somehow secretly miserable. God has had his hand on me since the first day. He knew I was coming to

The Curiosity Index (02.10.2017)

Meet the Mother of Modern Missions “Though hardly anyone knows her name today, Rebecca helped ignite fires of a new kind of religion that in subsequent centuries has given spiritual sustenance to millions.” We could well call Rebecca Protten the “mother of modern missions.” Remarkable. A

The Curiosity Index (27.09.2017)

Jesus Didn’t Die So He Could Love You Glen Scrivener: “If I’m looking at the Son lifted up on the cross, then I’m seeing God’s love for me because there I’m seeing my salvation. I’m seeing infallible proof of God’s immovable, inexhaustible, unfathomable affection for me.”

The Curiosity Index (22.09.2017)

What About the Pigs? We’re working through the Gospel of Mark at Grace Church and this week we’re at Mark 5. I’m expecting to use this answer from Richard Hays. Do you know the 7 differences between Galilee and Judea in the time of Jesus? There’s more

The Curiosity Index (21.09.2017)

There Can Be Only One Priority I struggle with many ‘priorities’ which as Keith Webb points out: “The reality is, multiple priorities means no priority at all.” John Calvin: the religious reformer who influenced capitalism Love capitalism? Perhaps you believe, like Donald Trump and his