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The social media digest (bumper links edition)

Social media continues to dominate debate, shape conversations and it both broadens and narrows, unites and divides. In this post you’ll find a large number of articles handily grouped together to help you navigate your way through the tricky new waters of life in a social media age. I’ve noticed that people tend to use technology and social media interchangeably, most likely because the tool for both is their smartphone. In this set of articles I’ve tried to limit it more specifically to social media – the use and sharing…

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The Curiosity Index (28.11.2018)

Russia-Ukraine dispute raises new tensions This is a good explainer for the latest flashpoint in the conflict. It’s worth being very clear about the basic fact that Russia invaded another country, seized part of it’s territory, claimed it as it’s own, fostered a civil war all the while denying all knowledge of it. There were sanctions but nothing more.  Not only has it caused immense problems for Ukraine as a nation but also caused a schism in the Orthodox church. 22 months of Syria’s civil war condensed into a 1-minute…

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Christians & homosexuality (Bumper links edition)

Yet again I have saved way too many articles on this subject to be able to weave them into a sensible summary. Why this topic? Well it remains a key area of contention within churches and it remains a key area of contention between the church and liberal western societies. So while we may be tired of it – it’s not a subject that will go away. I’ve tried to group them into helpful categories (Note: I’m not endorsing every article I’ve linked to – some I’ve read to find…

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The reading of running (Bumper links edition)

This is another one of my bumper links collections – I had (several times) planned on writing an article and it never quite happened and now I have too many and feel somewhat overwhelmed by them all. So instead of just deleting them all – I’m just sharing them as a load of links and anyone interested can pick what looks of interest to them Running is a lifesaver for me – it keeps me sane, keeps me healthy, gives me energy and gets me out of my office in…

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Reading & writing (Bumper links edition)

I had planned to kind of weave the links I’d saved on reading and writing into a wonderful post but I’ve simply saved too many and been too slow in writing this post. So in order not to waste them I’m just putting themm all out there in a bumper weekend list of links to read if you’re a fan of books, reading, writing, libraries and so on. Enjoy! On Libraries Every Library Has a Story to Tell Libraries where the world’s memory is stored Shenzen library The Future Library…

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The Curiosity Index (15.11.2018)

In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception This news should surprise precisely no one. North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic missile program at 16 hidden bases that have been identified in new commercial satellite images, a network long known to American intelligence agencies but left undiscussed as President Trump claims to have neutralized the North’s nuclear threat. Your Mother’s Romantic Past Affects Your Own Dating Adventures This is not determinative, it’s not fate but it should give us concern for the generations growing up now and what…

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The Curiosity Index (12.11.2018)

‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens For the past few years, whenever a mass shooting occurs in the US that gets wide press coverage, the satirical news site The Onion runs an article with this headline written by Jason Roeder: “‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens”. The reason they only do it when a shooting gets big coverage is that there have been 307 mass shootings so far this year and if they covered every one, about half of The Onion’s…

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The Curiosity Index (09.11.2018)

Wasting your life is easier than you think Another good piece from the guys at Salt. The daily struggle to wrest myself free from a purely selfish view of things is never easy, and I frequently lose sight of any bigger picture other than the immediate needs I face. But ultimately, knowing God gives me a much higher sense of perspective than I could ever arrive at purely on my own.  Visualize the Entire Global Economy in One Chart It makes it easy to see why a trade war between the…

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