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Protests in Hong Kong & Bibles from China

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. A Bird’s-Eye View of How Protesters Have Flooded Hong Kong Streets Hundreds of thousands of people poured into the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, June 16, and marched almost two miles (three kilometers), protesting a proposed extradition bill and calling for the city’s leader to step down. It was the largest of three major protests against the…

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A diabolical democracy

I’ve just finished listening to The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis (read wonderfully by Joss Ackland). Some years later Lewis added a sort of postscript known as Screwtape Proposes a Toast. In it through the voice of Screwtape Lewis skewers democracy with prophetic power.   What I want to fix your attention on is the vast, overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence – moral, cultural, social, or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how “democracy” (in the incantatory sense) is now…

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The Curiosity Index (02.05.2018)

May already, how did that happen? Gospel Hospitality Rebecca McLaughlin:  Will we act like we are part of a large, messy family that includes singles and couples, young and old, rich and poor, or will we turtle up and keep ourselves to ourselves?  The latter is easier.  The former is where gospel treasures lie. New Evidence Shows The True Extent of The Biblical Kingdom of David The headline is a little misleading but interesting to see the amazement when once again archaeology confirms the Biblical story. Population 2018 by Regions The…

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War and peace

War, at least the sort of war that is declared between nations, that involves armies and mass mobilisation hasn’t happened for some time and in the absence of such threats it would be easy to think that somehow we have got past war. That would be a foolish thing to think. If anything the world is getting more, not less, dangerous. Here’s five reasons why I think that. The end of Pax Americana For some time now war has been kept in check by the threat of retaliation from America.…

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The Curiosity Index (12.05.2017)

Working well, worshipping well and waiting well A good article on work being a part of you worship by Jonathan Durke. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, whoever you are doing it with and however it is being done, do it well. The first step in pursing where you believe you are called to be is to do well what you already are doing. Jesus said that someone who is faithful in a little will be faithful with a lot. If you work well with the little you have…

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