Tag Archives: secularism

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 (17.05.2017)

Has the UK hit peak secular? This article in the Guardian wonders if the decline of religion in the UK has hit its nadir. Its findings tally with this study that cognitive biases don’t explain religion, after all. In fact the most important thing Christians

The Curiosity Index (22.03.2017)

Who shares the story, not who reports the news, is what counts for casual readers Because you’re reading it here, you know it’s true right? How to Learn New Things as an Adult For all my friends who love to highlight their books, I have

Freedom to pray not to evangelize

Last year the BBC ran an article about religious freedom in Dubai of which there isn’t much. The UAE, of which Dubai is a part, has crippling restrictions on freedom of speech. There’s widespread media censorship and dozens of activists are in jail. And As you

The rise and decline of faith

Much has been made recently of research that shows the world becoming both more secular and more religious. The growth of the secular or rise of the nones is expected to continue in Western Europe, America and Australia. The growth of the faithful is expected pretty much

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Book Review: The Secular City

How should Christians view the city? It’s been a much discussed question in recent years, particularly with the rise of the metro-evangelicals and a fresh focus on reaching the cities of the world. Leading figures such as Tim Keller have given a great deal of

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Religion in Sweden

What to say about faith in Sweden? How do you read the numbers Is God dead in Europe or not? Is the news of the demise of Christianity in Sweden premature? Well, depends where you look. Wherever you look though most reckon on around 3-5%