The Curiosity Index (11.05.2018)

Pesha

We’re running a regular evening for people who want to know more about Christianity and last night we had a fascinating discussion about sin and its seriousness. This morning I see that the Bible Project released a new video about the word ‘transgression’. Good stuff.

10 Years Since the Devastating 2008 Sichuan Earthquake

I’ve also been working on a book where the author found himself in Sichuan directly after this earthquake. The city of Beichuan was then abandoned. The aftershocks in society have rippled on for the past ten years.

A backboard is seen at the site of Beichuan Middle School which was buried by boulders in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in the city of Beichuan, Sichuan province, China, April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee SEARCH “BEICHUAN ANNIVERSARY” FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH “WIDER IMAGE” FOR ALL STORIES. – RC1534398090

What if Europe and North America switched populations?

I like these sort of things.

How lagom — the Swedish concept of ‘just right’ — can help you live a balanced life

It is genuinely a pretty good concept – it’s the idea of ‘just enough’ and gets close, but not quite, to the Biblical idea of contentment.

When Darkness Seems My Closest Friend

My friend Mark Meynell has a new book coming out on life and ministry with depression. Here’s the promo video

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