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The Curiosity Index (14.02.2019)

How Africa is converting China This is a fascinating take. And yet, to the dismay and confusion of the CCP, Christianity keeps growing; many Christians take persecution as a sign that they are doing something right. If US State Department numbers are to be believed, there are nearly as many Chinese Christians (70 million) as the 90 million CCP members reported by Chinese state media, and at current growth rates, China will soon have more Christians than any country in the world. Despite its best efforts, China is losing its…

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The Curiosity Index (04.04.2017)

The Jihadi Who Turned to Jesus I’m certainly praying that there would be more stories like this one. The Floating Church I cam across this story from the 19th century. It’s a boat, New York, Swedish sailors, a local church and a revival. The prophet Samuel didn’t serve in the temple Jenny Pollock on a moment when she realised the pictures she’d sen at Sunday School had seriously misled her. Norway’s Doomsday vault will now store and protect the world’s data It’s interesting to me that the despite the technological vision of…

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Book Review: A wind in the house of Islam

The freedom to convert religion is a touchy subject, it always feel like a betrayal. Conversion also has another name – apostasy – and in Islam that is a crime punishable by death. Conversion, then, from Islam to Christianity is always a decision of great courage, the costs and risks are significant irrespective of where the convert lives. This violent shadow is perhaps one of the reasons why up until recently, Christianity has seen remarkably few conversions amongst Muslims. That was the first of several surprising insights I gained from reading…

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Book Review: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Conversion is always a big deal. No matter which way it goes, whether it is the loss of faith, the discovery of faith or a change of faith, the decision to change your beliefs is significant. However, in different cultures and different parts of the world the personal cost to these decisions can vary immensely. There is, currently, a high price to pay for those who choose to leave Islam and for many that may mean death. For Nabeel Qureshi it meant risking losing his family. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is a…

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Justin Martyr on: Effects of conversion

“We who formerly treasured money and possessions more than anything else now hand over everything we have to a treasury for all and share it with everyone who needs it. We who formerly hated and murdered one another now live together and share the the same table. We pray for our enemies and try to win those who hate us.” Quote from Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw, p148

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