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The Curiosity Index: Week 2

The Week’s Postings Back to average. Just the three posts this week but lots of other goodies for you to find Monday: The Curiosity Index: Books EditionTuesday: Social media hasn’t got any better for 2020Thursday: Never suboptimal Related Reading The Most ‘Abandoned’ Books on GoodReads AbeBooks Most Expensive Sales of 2019 Jeremy Williams’ books of 2019 which is the list to consider if you want to get smart on the environment, new economics, climate change etc… How to write that book in 2020: Top authors share their tips The 7…

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Never suboptimal

This year is an election year in the US and that will, by November, have driven the rest of the world crazy. But it will also put one social and moral issue into the spotlight again and again and again. Abortion. Nowhere in the world perhaps is this issue as politicized as it is in America. It is, above all other reasons, THE reason why people who wish Donald Trump was not their candidate will nevertheless, on November 3rd, vote for him. In many ways, I think this support is…

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Social media hasn't got any better for 2020

Social media is now ever-present or omnipresent feature of modern life. Not all that long ago it was touted as a means to bring the world closer together and now it’s seen as a tool that is used to drive us ever further apart. In this short article, I’ll share some links to good articles that highlight the danger, present the options and give some wisdom as to how to handle the two-headed beast that is social media. These were the 5 key trends from social media going into 2019…

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The Curiosity Index: Books Edition

We have a little bit of everything in this literary edition of The Curiosity Index. From a Book So Big it Needed Its Own Furniture to a Tiny Bookstore On Wheels and even tinier book nooks. And if you have enough glorious books then you should have a glorious library, like this one in Helsinki. But with libraries come readers and so for every library system, you’re going to need a Crack Squad of Librarians Who Track Down Half-Forgotten Books. Of course, you could always open a bookshop (although I…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 1

The Week’s Postings A full week! OK, mostly links but still, a full week! Monday: My favourite books of 2019Tuesday: The Curiosity Index: The 2019 editionWednesday: The Curiosity Index: The get ready for 2020 editionThursday: 2019: How did it go?Friday: The Curiosity Index: Swedish Edition From the archives The Swedish origins of ‘How Great Thou Art’ Bonus Material Seven posts that caught my eye recently 1% of evidence for Jesus is enough… 3 Ways to Teach Scripture to Children Ok papist The Best of the Best-of-the-Decade Lists 10 things you…

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Sweden 

The Curiosity Index: Swedish Edition

There are a few pieces here that should reveal a lot about some of the best and less than best features of Swedish culture. I’ll let you decide which is which. Swedish priest defrocked A priest in the Svenska Kyrkan (Church of Sweden) had their orders revoked just before Christmas for, earlier in the year, telling a confirmation group that homosexual relationships go against the Bible. As Daniel Ringdahl (in Swedish) points out in the Church of Sweden you can be an archbishop even if you question the Virgin Birth…

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2019: How did it go?

Run Running is a major part of my life. Firstly, it keeps me fit and healthy and I’m thankful to God for a year of good health and strength. I don’t take that for granted. Secondly, it helps keep me mentally and spiritually healthy. Running is a decompression chamber. During a long run, I can process, pray, forgive, reflect, and generally manage pressures. The more I run, the more relaxed I feel and generally closer to God. There are few better places to pray than in a forest or by…

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The Curiosity Index: The get ready for 2020 edition

Happy New Year, let’s make it a good one. How to: Lead Your Church to Read the Bible Together in 2020 because let’s face it we all Have More Time for Bible Reading than You Think How to: Use the Calendar to Reach Your Neighbors How to: eat like a chef for less than £20 a week How to: Motivate Yourself to Get Out of Bed in the Morning and Go to Work but you might need some more energy, so here are Nine Habits to Increase Your Energy. How…

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