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The next generation

In Alfonso Cuarón’s brilliant 2006 film Children of Men humanity is infertile. It is a grey, hopeless world of decay as the last generation of humanity struggles to figure out what to do in a world that quite literally has no hope. The world of 2020 is not infertile but it definitely has a problem with babies. Ethical issues such as abortion, surrogacy and sperm donors add to the picture. But throughout the northern hemisphere and certain parts of the south, the world is ageing and birth rates are declining.…

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What Betsy Willis taught me about being a family of churches

Back in the 90s the expression ‘a family of churches’ was supposed to express something different. We weren’t a denomination like the fusty Baptists or the liberal Methodists. We weren’t a State or national church like the poor old CofE. But we also weren’t a ‘network’ like those business-obsessed Americans. No, we (and by we I mean Newfrontiers) were a family of churches. Now even the FIEC in the UK call themselves a family of churches, so it can hardly be described as cutting edge anymore. When I grew up…

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The 40 Greatest Family Games

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. The past two decades have seen a renaissance in family-friendly tabletop gaming, with new games taking the best elements of the classics, then reimagining and improving them. Some of the more popular modern games have become franchises, spawning expansion packs, special variant editions, and mobile apps. There’s no reason why any parent these days should wish for a fun…

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The Curiosity Index (14.06.2019)

The Internet Mob: nowhere to run, nowhere to hide This is a brilliant article from Jennie Pollock. We have arrived at this position by our own volition. We sought the freedom to live according to our own, permissive, moral code, and are discovering that violating – or being perceived as having violated – the ever-shifting rules carries consequences as harsh as any we may read about in history. And what those ancient societies had, that we threw out with the bathwater, was the opportunity for redemption. Treasures of darkness Plus…

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On Technology (massive links edition)

OK warning right up front – there are a lot of links here – don’t even try to read them all. But there is also something for everyone if you’re interested in developments in our increasing technological society and how as Christians we live well in that. I’ve done my best to group them to make it easy to navigate and find what you might be looking for. Disclaimer: I’m not endorsing any or all of these articles, just that they’re interesting and we can learn something from most of…

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The Curiosity Index (31.01.2018)

4 reasons to make your kids go to church And on that note also The Key to Saving Teenagers. Parents your kids need to see you love Jesus Active Listening: The Master Key to Effective Communication Such an important skill. This is worth the 11 minutes of you time that it will take to read. A loop eternal: welcome to the Big Dog Backyard Ultra Mental. Ruins of Sweden’s oldest church sheltered by a new A-frame building I think this is something Sweden does well, make something beautiful to preserve…

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The Curiosity Index (08.01.2017)

I’m guessing many of you are back at work, so this will hold off real work for a little bit longer. How can I be more productive? This is an excellent question to ask because it will feel like work but won’t really be work. Anyway I thought 1-3 especially helpful. For more on productivity check my list here 4 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids All related to technology & social media etc… It’s 2018. Here Are Six Scientific Mysteries We Still Haven’t Solved. So to sum up we don’t…

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The Curiosity Index (04.12.2017)

The best books of 2017 Jason Kottke has a round-up of lists so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding something good to read 3 Signs That You’re Worshipping Your Family Be alert. Principles for Christian Disagreement Follow the rules of Carson, Murray & Alexander and maybe we’ll get better at it How to Treat a Shaving Cut Alum block works for me… What’s a blockchain? As Bitcoin fever hits, you may ask wonder, what’s a blockchain? In two minutes it will all become clear Photo by btckeychain

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