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The Curiosity Index (12.11.2018)

‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens For the past few years, whenever a mass shooting occurs in the US that gets wide press coverage, the satirical news site The Onion runs an article with this headline written by Jason Roeder: “‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens”. The reason they only do it when a shooting gets big coverage is that there have been 307 mass shootings so far this year and if they covered every one, about half of The Onion’s…

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The Curiosity Index (27.03.2018)

Guns, Blind-spots & Idolatry In light of the huge marches in the US this week I thought this article by Matt Hosier deserved a re-post. I can see the pro-gun arguments but the thing that concerns me for my American brothers is the tendency to gun-olatry. This is obvious in the political sphere with those members of congress who refuse – almost as a matter of faith – any discussion about reducing access to guns. But it is also evident in church leaders who are unwilling to speak into American…

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The Curiosity Index (21.03.2018)

Did Jesus Promise to Return within the Lifetime of his Disciples? “Is it really true that Jesus predicted that he would return in the lifetime of his disciples?”  Michael Kruger with the answer. Can religion solve El Salvador’s gang problem? Over the past year, the church has become a refuge for recently released prisoners who are trying to leave the Barrio 18 gang and pledge themselves to God. There’s Saúl, whose sister drove him straight to the church when he left prison five months ago after serving 15 years for…

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