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The Curiosity Index: Best Books Edition

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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The Curiosity Index: Week 46

The Week’s Postings Sunday: Why gather: to eat, sing & pray togetherMonday: Corporate prayer is like digging a ditchTuesday: Praying together is like armed combatWednesday: Corporate prayer is like an orchestra playingThursday: Corporate prayer is like serving the devil an eviction notice Related Reading 20 Quotes from John Onwuchekwa on (Corporate) Prayer Top ten tips on leading a time of prayer by Tim Chester European Students Unite in Prayer for Revival One Big Reason the Church Doesn’t Pray From the archives Discipleship = maturity Bonus Material Seven posts that caught my…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 45

The Week’s Postings Wednesday: The transgender battle heats upThursday: Women & complementarian churchesFriday: Figuring out small groups From the archives Joy and sorrow Bonus Material Seven posts that caught my eye recently All the international brands that have apologized to China ‘What did you do today?’ – this is brilliant from Emma Scrivener What would a city designed by women be like? Yet another American divide: ‘crunk’ vs ‘bible studies’ Carbon-neutral science museum in Sweden will be powered by bicycles Proving That God Exists Without Opening a Bible Want to…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 43

The Week’s Postings Wednesday: Church planting in EuropeThursday: The only intelligent life?Friday: What if We Nuke a City? Also thankful to King’s Church Norwich for letting us introduce ourselves to their church Related Reading Cross-Cultural Church Planting: A Plea From A Missionary So What Does Church Planting Actually Look Like? Six Thoughts After Six Years of a Public Church Plant 5 years and still going… From the archives Porn: How to talk about it & what to do about it Bonus Material Seven posts that caught my eye recently Holy infographics:…

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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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