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Weekend Curiosities (31.03.2018)

So much stuff that it’s time for an Easter special edition. What actually happened in Holy Week? Ian Paul works through the differences in the Gospel accounts. The Final Week of Jesus: Saturday The Final Days of Jesus: Saturday from Crossway on Vimeo. Good Friday around the world – in pictures From the beautiful to the bizarre The churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia Incredible effort to dig these churches out. But why? Tesla Looked Like the Future Everybody’s favourite electric car-maker is running into problems. But for those in the…

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Christian Living 

Good Friday (links)

A few links to give you some Good Friday reading & viewing. Firstly it’s worth a little time reflecting on What does it mean that the Word became flesh? The crucifixion of a man is one thing, the crucifixion of God’s own Son is whole other thing. It is The Astonishing Humiliation of Christ. It’s also worth reviewing the events of the day: The Final Days of Jesus: Friday from Crossway on Vimeo. We have a Good Friday faith Good Friday faith knows that Jesus has died for us and through is…

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The Curiosity Index (30.03.2018)

The Final Week of Jesus: Friday You probably know what happened to Jesus on the Friday. The Final Days of Jesus: Friday from Crossway on Vimeo. Galaxy without dark matter challenges scientific theories In light of yesterday‘s post, this is interesting. Why Gratitude Makes You a Happier Person Plenty of good reasons as to how gratitude shapes you. Cultivate a thankful heart. The radical plan to give every homeless person an address This is a smart workaround a frustrating catch-22 for the most vulnerable in western nations. The 3 questions…

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Articles 

Why Earth’s History Appears So Miraculous

Science is amazing and it’s also amazing what scientists believe. I’m not talking about the realm of provable science but of speculative physics. The world where we push past quantum mechanics (which I confess I barely grasp in layman’s terms) to the world of multiple parallel universes, multiverses and so on. This is the world where scientists go through the wormhole or black hole – you can pick your poison. In a long and slightly rambling article that covers quantum mechanics, Louis Zamperini and nuclear war; Peter Brannen in The…

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The Curiosity Index (29.03.2018)

Children’s crusades I think Alan Jacobs is an incredibly astute observer & commentator and well worth reading. One clever little speciality of adult humans works like this: You very carefully (and, if you’re smart, very subtly) instruct children in the moral stances you’d like them to hold. Then, when they start to repeat what you’ve taught them, you cry “Out of the mouths of babes! And a little child shall lead them!” And you very delicately maneuver the children to the front of your procession, so that they appear to be…

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Reviews 

Book Review: Engaging with Hindus

Engaging with Hindus: Understanding their world; sharing good news by Robin Thomson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Encountering Hindus and Hindu beliefs can sometimes be overwhelming to some Christians because it all seems so different. Yet the basic principles of respectful listening, genuine love, faithful prayer and presenting Christ not Christianity are fundamental to living well in a pluralistic culture. In this simple and easy to read book Robin Thomson gives a very good primer to engaging with Hindus in a respectful & genuine way. He introduces basic concepts…

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The Curiosity Index (28.03.2018)

The Final Week of Jesus: Wednesday Here’s what happened on Wednesday of Holy Week The Final Days of Jesus: Wednesday from Crossway on Vimeo. Marriage Has Become a Trophy This is interesting not because (particularly) of what it articulates about marriage but for what it observes. For many people, regardless of sexual orientation, a wedding is no longer the first step into adulthood that it once was, but, often, the last. It is a celebration of all that two people have already done, unlike a traditional wedding, which was a…

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The Curiosity Index (27.03.2018)

Guns, Blind-spots & Idolatry In light of the huge marches in the US this week I thought this article by Matt Hosier deserved a re-post. I can see the pro-gun arguments but the thing that concerns me for my American brothers is the tendency to gun-olatry. This is obvious in the political sphere with those members of congress who refuse – almost as a matter of faith – any discussion about reducing access to guns. But it is also evident in church leaders who are unwilling to speak into American…

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