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The Curiosity Index (15.11.2018)

In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception This news should surprise precisely no one. North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic missile program at 16 hidden bases that have been identified in new commercial satellite images, a network long known to American intelligence agencies but left undiscussed as President Trump claims to have neutralized the North’s nuclear threat. Your Mother’s Romantic Past Affects Your Own Dating Adventures This is not determinative, it’s not fate but it should give us concern for the generations growing up now and what…

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The Curiosity Index (09.11.2018)

Wasting your life is easier than you think Another good piece from the guys at Salt. The daily struggle to wrest myself free from a purely selfish view of things is never easy, and I frequently lose sight of any bigger picture other than the immediate needs I face. But ultimately, knowing God gives me a much higher sense of perspective than I could ever arrive at purely on my own.  Visualize the Entire Global Economy in One Chart It makes it easy to see why a trade war between the…

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The Curiosity Index (03.05.2018)

The last man who knew everything A fascinating account of the incredibly prolific Sabine Baring-Gould. Well worth the 5-10 minutes it would take to read. Are You Addicted To Your Phone? (Take a Quiz to Find Out) I’m betting the answer is yes. Do not quench the spirit Sam Storms explains this thought-provoking phrase. Everything changes Simon Thomas explains his decision to walk away from a high-profile job in sports presenting to be a more present father. Well done. The Turkish Roots of Swedish Meatballs Meatballs are as Swedish as…

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The Curiosity Index (13.12.2017)

Should Christians be pro-Israel? In light of the recent developments & pronouncements in Israel, I found this interesting post from Ian Paul (first posted a couple of years ago but still in my to-read pile!). How close are we to states giving up their nuclear weapons? Not very The campaign to rid the world of nuclear weapons recently won the Nobel Peace Prize (which I think was both premature and a sign that the world is short of genuine peacemakers). As I’ve said before, “Disarmament is never going to happen.…

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The Curiosity Index (19.09.2017)

Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017) Author and Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi has gone to be with His Saviour. Justin Taylor has a fine obituary. I have highly recommended his book. The Miracle of Dunkirk this would have been better had I posted when the film was just released but the story remains remarkable and worth reading. Two museums are having a fight on Twitter and it’s gloriously informative Twitter at its funny & informative best. 26 Useful Websites That Will Completely Change Your Life for the Better A completely overblown and utterly untrue headline…

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Christian Living 

The Son of Man came…

Reading the introduction to Tim Chester’s excellent book A meal with Jesus was one of those moments where a little insight struck me with great force. It’s a lesson I’ve used many times since as I’ve sought to explain why food is so important in the life of Grace Church.  There are three ways in which the New Testament completes the sentence, ‘The Son of Man came…’ ‘The Son of Man came note to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many’ (Mark 10:45); ‘The…

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The Curiosity Index (07.04.2015)

Here is a collection of photos from Good Friday celebrations around the world. What struck me is how Christianity truly is a global faith. Talking of which, here are some statistics and comments on the continued growth of Christianity around the world. You may be one of those people that modifies what they eat according to the associated risks. If you are this will drive you crazy as everything you eat both causes and prevents cancer. Jon Matthias shares the barmiest piece of unsolicited mail he’s ever received. Lastly, while I deplore his…

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The Curiosity Index (24.02.2015)

We’ve been without the internet for the last 12 days (I’m coping remarkably well, thanks for asking) as a result of a fire in our neighbourhood. Anyway, that’s the reason that things have slowed up considerably on the blog over the last week or so. I’m using the free library wi-fi (libraries are great). Anyway here are some links to keep you from your work 😉 Archbishop Cranmer skewers the opposition to the UK amendment to clarify the abortion law that abortion on the grounds of gender is illegal. London has seen…

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