Christian Living 

Four gentle reminders for family devotions

As a parent you are a constant learner, at least I am. I always on the lookout for new ideas, tips, suggestions and help to be a better parent. Most of all to help my children discover the joy of faith in Christ for themselves. There are the regular challenges of finding that sweet spot between a child’s attention and a parent’s energy to do family devotions, the challenges of making it engaging for a different ages and the challenge of not losing it while talking about the love of God…

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The Curiosity Index (30.03.2015)

It’s something of a world tour this morning. First to Asia. If you’re ever tempted to complain about religious freedom in America or Europe, take a moment to consider the situation in Pakistan. Just for perspective. Here are ten reasons why learning another language is good for you Heading back to Europe, Finland is planning on scrapping subjects in school The hole in Bucharest that became a nature reserve A photo essay of how oil barrels are used around the world. Number 6 is my favourite.

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The Curiosity Index (Weekend edition)

All sorts of goodies for the weekend: I can run faster than this, but maybe not when I’m 95 Waves freezing What it’s like to live in Antarctica (photo essay) Sticking with the weather – this article explains why you get a better forecast if you live in Europe Kind of weather related too, this is street art that only appears when it rains These photos of abandoned buildings are captivating The elephant gardeners of the African forest And what’s not to love about Orangutans enjoying a spot of DIY

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Articles 

Reading, writing & the art of tsundoku

You may have noticed that under the blog title I have a short strap-line: “Write. Read. Run. Lead” – while not being exactly comprehensive it captures much of what I want to focus on in my professional and personal development. I’d rather read than be good at computer games, I’d rather run than sit on my butt, I want to develop as a writer and a leader. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN #amwriting #writing pic.twitter.com/ZMhPJOCcIt — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) March 17, 2015 Exactly.

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The Curiosity Index (27.03.2015)

Matt Hosier has an excellent article on The Power of Shame Here is what Sweden’s generous parental leave looks like for men. The sad fact is that by the time these children are 17 a third of them won’t be living with one of the parents. Still it’s nice to have some time with your children. Sticking with Scandinavia, a tunnel was proposed between Helsinki & Tallinn. Apparently it’s not a mad idea despite costing at least $10bn. I like this project by designer Lucas Heinrich to design book covers…

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Book review: From the Garden to the City

Technology. For some the word carries a sense of threat, it is the destroyer of the world they knew and grew up in while for others it is the creator, opening up new possibilities and horizons. Truth is, that technology is both. While the technology has a strong whiff of the modern and future about it, mankind has always used technology. From the invention of the first spade or spear to the invention of nuclear weapons and smart watches technology has been ever present. This insight, that technology is essentially…

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The Curiosity Index (26.03.2015)

Some challenging words from Peter Leithart on baptism The Breathe Network is an excellent resource for Christians wanting to live more simply and more fully in a consumer culture. They’re inviting contributors to their blog. It’s an interesting question Is ‘Talking British’ That Hard to Understand? The Emirates are just crazy places when it comes to architecture and urban planning. Outdoor air conditioning and a shopping centre for kids shaped like a gift-wrapped box in Doha being the latest insanity. Here are some very cool hotels (hint hint, several are in Sweden)

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