Tag Archives: religion

Was Sweden ever a Christian country?

It’s reasonably well-known that Sweden is one of the most agnostic or atheistic countries on the planet. Their lack of interest in all things related to the church is famous. Couple that with their generally ordered, well-run, democratic and prosperous society and Sweden has become

The Curiosity Index (Saturday edition – 05.05.2018)

Life tastes better Terry Virgo has written a new book! Letting Jesus take control of your life is a scary thought and a stumbling block for many. It’s easy to think that following Jesus would make life less fun and more limited…The [perhaps] surprising truth

Regulating demons

Perhaps it’s because I’m listening to CS Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters (deliciously read by Joss Ackland) but I’ve been thinking about demons. I’m wondering about the debates that will happen first in newspapers and then in parliaments around secular, progressive Europe as the issue of exorcism comes

The Curiosity Index (19.04.2018)

Perspectives on Islam in Europe In 2016, the Pew Research Centre estimated [the] total Muslim population in Europe to be just under 26 million. This is a significant increase over the 2010 population that Pew reported at 19.5 million…Their research shows that 53% of migrants entering

Understanding secular people

Nations that are collectively included in the term, ‘the West’ are increasingly secular. Western Europe, New Zealand, Canada are dominated by secular people and the US is increasingly so. In this part of the world, the narrative is that religion is on the decline and

The Curiosity Index (10.01.2018)

Reading the world: my news project for 2018 I love this idea of learning about the world by getting your news from different places. Man Declared Dead by 3 Doctors Wakes Up in Morgue Just Hours Before Autopsy Lucky man. The 2018 Procession of the Black

The future & coming religion

Christians often make the apologetic case that humanity is ‘hardwired’ to believe. That faith in a Creator is absolutely natural for those created. It’s one of the fundamental points of tension between a materialistic understanding of nature and evolution and Christianity. But what if the

The Curiosity Index (12.09.2017)

As storms rage and waters rise, religions speak with many voices The Economist on how religious groups have responded to the hurricanes in the US and Caribbean. Some good, some bad. Eat, pray, live: the Lagos megachurches building their very own cities Both remarkable and