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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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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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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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The Curiosity Index: The 2019 edition

Time to mark the passing of another 365 days and it has been quite eventful. Not least for volcanoes (which I seem to regularly point out.) The world is still struggling to look after the only planet we’ll ever line on. Losing forest and gaining heat. It was 25 years since the Rwandan genocide. But mass deaths still happen in far too many places Yemen, Myanmar, Congo, Syria. Christians are still persecuted. Yet it’s not all bad news if you know where to look. In Sweden, the nation recovers in…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 52

The Week’s Postings It’s Christmas so you weren’t reading blogs anyway, were you? Friday: Is there a reasonable alternative? From the archives Questions from the pool of Bethesda Bonus Material Seven posts that caught my eye recently All God’s Laws Are Equal. Are Some More Equal Than Others? The Courage To Say “Help” My Son Did Not Live One Day More or Less Than God Planned — I Take Comfort in That Truth How I came back to Jesus, my first love Why charismatic Christianity is popular with migrants Cyclist…

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The Curiosity Index: Best Books Edition **Updated

Alan Jacobs is pretty downbeat on Christians and books, he says: “My colleague Philip Jenkins asks: “What are the most influential Christian books of the past decade?” I think the answer to that question is: There aren’t any. In our moment Christians are not influenced by books, at all.”   I think the following should prove him wrong. It’s that time of year when pretty much every blog I follow posts its list of the best books of the past year and as it’s 2019 I’m expecting some best of the…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 49

The Week’s Postings For some reason posting kind of fell of a bit this week, I had several ideas but didn’t quite get them down son only three posts including this one. We’ll move on to next week. Thursday: Pioneer CONFERENCE 2019Friday: (Re)Launching a TV Station in Burundi! From the archives Where Genesis and Science agree Bonus Material Seven posts that caught my eye recently The Moral Universe of Timothy Keller – I’m just a fanboy False Idol — Why the Christian Right Worships Donald Trump – this is just…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 47

The Week’s Postings For some reason posting kind of fell of a bit this week, I had several ideas but didn’t quite get them down son only three posts including this one. We’ll move on to next week. Sunday: Why gather? For someone & for somethingTuesday: What Betsy Willis taught me about being a family of churches Related Reading Some more evidence in support of Tuesday’s post here and here The Church as a Family by Aaron Dailey Organizing Sunday Worship From the archives Jude’s 7 instructions for Christians Bonus…

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