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The Curiosity Index: Week 41

The Week’s Postings Monday: Cormac McCarthy’s tips on how to writeTuesday: The Fellowship of the AshamedWednesday: Partnership for the GospelFriday: Good church leadership Related Reading So You Want to Be a Writer? 11 Characteristics of Spiritually Weak Christian Leaders From the archives Was Sweden ever a Christian country? Bonus Material Seven posts that caught my eye recently How should we describe David’s sin with Bathsheba? – a helpful and balanced summary of the recent internet debate A Forgotten Bomb From WWII Has Ripped a Huge Crater in Central Germany –…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 38

Well this is awkward. Writing & posting almost entirely vanished the last couple of weeks. Life eh? The (last few) Week’s Posts Monday (2nd): Am I wrong about self-driving cars? – Yes, probably.Tuesday (3rd): Sweden is in the redWednesday (4th): Christianity has a problem with science in SwedenThursday (19th): It just is. Related Reading: How does an autonomous car work? Not so great. How Sweden became so secular UK secularism on rise as more than half say they have no religion Whether you think this is good or not depends…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 34

This is the week that was here on the blog plus a few bonuses for the weekend. The week’s posts Monday: I’m all aloneTuesday: Writing is hardWednesday: Archaeology confirms not disproves the BibleThursday: A conversation with Ronald J SiderFriday: Sex, porn, marriage & divorce Related Reading Why so many young Swedes live alone Why India wants to break its decades-old nuclear pledge (related back to this recent post) New Study Outlines The Nuclear Winter We’d Have if US And Russia Blew Up Their Bombs (which would at least solve our…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 33

I’m going to try a new format for me which is to summarise the week’s posts (partly to nudge me to keep writing) and then throw in some bonus material for the weekend. Thoughts welcome. Monday: Scandinavia’s reign as the happiest place on Earth is ending Tuesday: Is nuclear war more likely than you think? Wednesday: Is the World’s Next Missions Movement in Ethiopia? Thursday: The Curiosity Index: Books edition (August 2019) Friday: Distinguishing Between Primary & Secondary Issues Related Reading The staggering power of Russia’s new top-secret nuclear rocket…

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The Curiosity Index: Books edition (August 2019)

Of the curating of stuff about books there is no end. Quick links Millions of Books Are Secretly in the Public Domain. You Can Download Them Free. Yay! Listen up: why we can’t get enough of audiobooks – I listen to audiobooks all the time now. Love them. It also takes us back to the time when books were meant to be listened to & discussed. Interesting. The Doist Reading List – Our all-time favorite books for curiosity, creativity, & self-development – some good books on here Reading and rabbit…

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Toy Story and Identity

It’s summer and I’m not posting at whatever my usual schedule is, but instead have linked to a post a day to pique your interest. I’m going to attempt a blogging revival from September. I really admire people who when they watch films can spot the trends and deeper storylines within. So I thought this from Andrew Bunt was excellent. I fear that I may not be a great cinema companion. I recently went to see Toy Story 4 with a couple of friends. As the credits began to roll,…

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Ship ahoy!

It’s summer and I’m not posting at whatever my usual schedule is, but instead have a post a day to pique your interest. I’m going to attempt a blogging revival from September. I’m not sure about the headline but it’s a fascinating discovery: A 500-Year-Old Shipwreck Has Turned Up Perfectly Intact on Bottom of The Baltic Sea The ship hasn’t just ‘turned up’ it has after all been in the same place for 500 years but anyhow: Laying on the muddy floor of the frigid inland Baltic Sea, scientists have…

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The World’s Fastest (Old) Man

It’s summer and I’m not posting at whatever my usual schedule is, but instead have a post a day to pique your interest. I’m going to attempt a blogging revival from September. So I have a new hero: Charles Allie. Charles Allie is 71 years old, and he is fast. Chances are, he is a much faster runner than you are — faster, in fact, than you ever were. Last year in Spain he broke his own world record in his age group for the 400 meters by more than…

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