The Curiosity Index (15.03.2017)

So back to it after a major headache interrupted my writing. Apologies.

Complaining Never Wins the Culture

Trevin Wax with a good article at Desiring God on the problem of grumbling over gratitude.

Jesus still speaks to his church: Do everything without grumbling. You want to be blameless and pure — faultless in this generation? Then you better start right here. Why? Because the Christian who grumbles will neither stand out in this generation, nor hold firm to the gospel.

Connecting Prayer to Mission

Aaron Morrow gives some reasons why we need to connect prayer & mission.

Paul realized that, even on his best day, he desperately needed his friends to pray for him and for the grace of God to empower his mission.

How can ‘soon’ mean more than 2000 years`?

In this short 5 minute video, Phil Moore answers the question about why Jesus promised to come back “soon” almost two thousand years ago. On a related note, Ian Paul wonders why don’t we talk about the end of the world more? Don’t worry Ian, Donald Trump will fix that too.

The agonizing death of the Aral Sea

As recently as 1960, the Aral Sea was the world’s fourth largest lake, covering 66,000 square miles.  Today, the Aral Sea is a dusty salt flat, littered with the rusting hulks of abandoned ships

The Stadsbiblioteket (Stockholm Public Library)

I love my city.

Photo by Martijn.Munneke

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