The Curiosity Index (21.02.2018)

Does It Bother You That God Barred Moses from the Promised Land?

From Trevin Wax:

For a long time, I was bothered by the fact that God didn’t allow Moses into the Promised Land. I sympathized with Moses in his one moment of weakness, and I wondered if God judged him too harshly. I was also bothered by the fact I was bothered.

A 5 minute theology of periods

But more than that, periods are very much part of the way women experience the world as embodied creatures. God has made us with minds and souls and bodies… and for 50% of the population, for around 2280 days of her life, that body is bleeding.

Some Thoughts on Hospitality

Aidan Ashby took my thoughts from Twitter and turned them into a blog post.

I’m simply pushing back at the idea that we can consider the hospitality box of Christian virtue ticked when we’ve had some dear friends round for dinner, however good and precious and valuable that might be.

Luther vs. Erasmus: When Populism First Eclipsed the Liberal Elite

Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, the leading figure of the Northern Renaissance, is widely considered the greatest of early humanists. Five hundred years ago, he faced a populist uprising led by a powerful provocateur, Martin Luther, that resulted in divisions no less explosive than those we see in America and Europe today.

The sudden death of the website

This article mostly relates to e-commerce but makes a very bold claim:

I am going to make a bold prediction based on my work with 18,000 companies and bringing conversational commerce to life: In 2018, we will see the first major brand shut down its website. The brand will shift how it connects with consumers — to conversations, with a combination of bots and humans, through a messaging front end like SMS or Facebook.

A single dad walked 11 miles to work every day — until his co-workers found out

A guy with a good work ethic and generous colleagues. Great story.

 

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