The Curiosity Index (10.06.2019)

White or Wrong?

Andrew Wilson on form as usual:

Should people self-identify as “white”? In normal conversation? In the church, or other specifically Christian contexts? On a census form or diversity survey? It might seem that the answer is yes to all of the above, and that even asking the question is the height of politically correct silliness. But I think there are at least seven reasons for taking seriously the possibility that the answer is no.

Church Planting Mistakes: “I’ll Take Who I Can Get”

The Simmonds brothers interviewed me for their podcast. I’ve got plenty more mistakes I could talk about.

In Sweden you can roam anywhere you like, without the landowner’s permission

One of the many brilliant things about Sweden is this one.

‘It’s a miracle’: Helsinki’s radical solution to homelessness

“Finland is the only EU country where homelessness is falling. Its secret? Giving people homes as soon as they need them – unconditionally.” I approve of this strategy.

India’s ‘Mount Everest’ of Trash Is Growing So Fast, It Needs Aircraft Warning Lights

At the other end of the city planning scale is this absolute monstrosity. The poorest will (as always) suffer the worst and the most.

When Ghazipur first opened in 1984, this was – of course – never the intention. By 2002, the landfill had reached capacity at 20 metres and should have been closed. Today, the 21 million people living in New Delhi rely mainly on this ever-growing monstrosity and two other landfills, all of which hit maximum volume at least a decade ago.

A Fan-Made Trailer for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 2019 Edition

I’m a bit late to the game with this one, but I’d still totally watch it.

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