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Christians should not be confused about nuclear weapons

Roughly every ten years a new nation joins the nuclear club and that trend is continuing in this decade with North Korea. I’ve made my prediction that the world will accept this reality and that this will eventually lead to more nations (specifically Japan and South Korea and I wouldn’t rule out Iran depending on what the current US administration says and does) beginning their journey to join the club. However, there is an argument (and it’s scarily quite logical) that Kim Jong Un wouldn’t be irrational to use a nuclear…

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The Curiosity Index (19.09.2017)

Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017) Author and Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi has gone to be with His Saviour. Justin Taylor has a fine obituary. I have highly recommended his book. The Miracle of Dunkirk this would have been better had I posted when the film was just released but the story remains remarkable and worth reading. Two museums are having a fight on Twitter and it’s gloriously informative Twitter at its funny & informative best. 26 Useful Websites That Will Completely Change Your Life for the Better A completely overblown and utterly untrue headline…

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The Curiosity Index (18.09.2017)

Hope you all had a good weekend. The best of all possible worlds? A fascinating insight into research that looks at the ‘fine tuning’ of the universe. Investigators of fine tuning look, for example, at physical parameters ranging from the weight of a subatomic particle to the cosmological constant that regulates the expansion of the universe, and ask what everything would have been like if those numbers had been any different. In many of these counterfactual universes, slightly altered physical constants yield, when plugged into the mathematical machinery of physics,…

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The Curiosity Index (13.09.2017)

THINK 2017: All Recordings Now Available Get your fill of quality teaching on Galatians, now and for free. What you need to know when the JWs or Mormons come knocking We’ve all been there (either pretending not to be in or politely refusing) but here are questions you can ask. Excellent stuff from Justin Taylor. Why Happy People Cheat Why do people who seemingly have it all then risk it by having an affair? While not from a Christian perspective, there are lots of insights here into identity, security, faithfulness. Also…

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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 I think concerning story from the rise and rise of the Nigerian megachurch. 23 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do Yep, kids should do most of those things. How typewriters changed everything  Good old QWERTY Swimming the English Channel A friend of mine…

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Parenting by Paul David Tripp Reviews 

Book Review: Parenting

At least once a year I try to read a book about parenting. If I read too many books on parenting, I get confused and overwhelmed by all the different suggestions. I simply can’t introduce too many ideas or strategies into my parenting all at once. One book a year, take some good ideas and work hard at making them a part of your daily approach to raising your kids. Parenting by Paul David Tripp isn’t that kind of parenting book. In fact as much as it dealt with children it…

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The Curiosity Index (11.09.2017)

Was Jesus internationally famous in his own lifetime? Colin Green once again gets to the truth of things. So why do so some people nowadays expect to find evidence of Jesus surviving from his own lifetime painting him as a much admired miracle-working figure, and complain when they cannot find it? It can only be that some people are looking for a very different Jesus from the one that the Bible tells us about. Looking for a different version, which is not in the Bible, and then complaining that it…

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The Curiosity Index (08.09.2017)

Grace Is Profoundly Existential, Beginning With the Church [Grace] does not simply explain how the Creator and his fallen creatures are brought back into communion with each other… Grace should hold us in its grip in such a way that our whole being is affected. Grace goes deeper than you think. Why exorcisms are on the rise in France Interesting that it was noticed and then written about. Finland Has a Sports Screw Loose If you and your spouse want to compete in the Wife Carrying World Championships, you must…

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