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The Curiosity Index (24.05.2019)

Hello. It’s been a while. Our Father’s Voice I liked this from Emma Scrivener. “God’s words versus mine. But Faith says ‘I am not my feelings.”  Faith says, “Let it be to me according to Your word!” (Luke 1:38).” He Paid The Debt They Would Have Had to Pay Stephen McAlpine is first out of the gate with turning this news story into a sermon illustration. When you throw a gospel stone into a pond the ripples can go beyond what we could ever  expect.  And if that can happen when a…

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The Curiosity Index (11.01.2018)

The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Most Dangerous to Follow Jesus It might be getting harder to be a Christian in the secular west but while not exclusively true but it is also very clear – the most dangerous place for a Christian to live is in a Muslim country. * Christians in Egypt face unprecedented persecution * Officials demolish Golden Lampstand Church in Shanxi, China From debt to divorce, this chart tracks the UK’s year of worries And it provides good evidence why churches that care about their communities…

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What about…*updated*

A while ago I read my friend Dave’s account of the impact of a talk I gave, and he listed the questions I posed that night, I’ve turned those questions into a series of posts which I’ve now finished. Here’s the complete set: Questions of life What about the consumer dream? What about the environment? What about consumption? What about the way we label success? What about generosity? What about the desire for ownership? What about sharing? What about the goal of our lives being the accumulation of wealth? What…

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This should make you mad

It made me mad, really mad. Make sure you read the last paragraph which sums up the idiocy of our banks (or in this case US banks but ours are probably worse). Come on, somebody find me a capitalist somewhere to justify this. They might be right, but I want to hear a justification because I just can’t for the life of me imagine what it might be that doesn’t boil down to greed. (HT: Challies)

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What about how we approach debt?

Now seems like an appropriate time to write a post that deals with the issue of debt. Inflation at it’s highest in ages, recession seems inevitable, banks and financial institutions that once seemed invincible are crashing to the dust, airlines and travel companies going bust, energy prices continue to rise and the price of food and the impact of the credit crunch is far from over. In a connected world the ripples from each splash grow that little bit wider. We have built much on the promise to pay later,…

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