The Curiosity Index (07.03.2017)

Europe Considers Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

The fact that this question is even being raised and discussed is a sign that there are a lot of nervous people in the corridors of power. It’s a false sense of security if you believe nuclear weapons will never be used just because they haven’t been used for 70 years.

Would Jesus be a gentrifier?

This is a really interesting look at how churches have engaged in their communities. It’s interesting how their efforts are seen and portrayed.

Indeed, it’s not surprising that the metropolitan, left-leaning milieu of Stokes Croft is a petri dish for new types of Christianity. The politically and ethically self-aware locals are obsessed with authenticity and anti-corporatism, as are charismatics and evangelicals. Evangelism thrives on localism, on the notion that if you do your bit, the universe will take care of itself. Grow your own veg; grow your own relationship with Christ. Shop local, pray local.

All eyes on Malmö, but not because of Trump

Malmö has had a bad time of it recently but I have friends who live and love the city of Malmö.

Home to just 330,000 people — one third of whom are foreign-born — Malmö attracted more startup investment than any other non-capital in Scandinavia in 2016, according to Nordic Tech List.

On that note, if you’re interested in church planting in Malmö, let me know.

The Gospel of Mark: Word for WORD Bible Comic

I’ve featured the Word for WORD Bible Comic before and now they’ve launched a new Kickstarter campaign to produce the Gospel of Mark. You can see one of the images in the featured image. Consider giving it your support.

The world’s largest knitted mitten

Who knew?

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