Links 

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…

Read More
Links 

The Curiosity Index (11.06.2019)

The preachers getting rich from poor Americans The Prosperity Heresy is one of the worst exports ever to have come from across the Atlantic. A number of those making the most persistent pleas for money tap into something called the prosperity gospel, which hinges on a belief that your health and wealth are controlled by God, and God is willing you to be prosperous. Believers are encouraged to show their faith through payments, which they understand will be repaid – many times over – either in the form of wealth…

Read More
Links 

The Curiosity Index (16.02.2018)

Michio Kaku believes in God, if not that God If I was to make a prediction about religion in the West it would be the continued retreat of Christianity, but also a rise in deism. Michio Kaku would be a good example of a new deist. Like Isaac Newton and probably Albert Einstein. This Is The True Scale of How Many Orangutans Have Been Wiped Out in Just 16 Years As my kids will tell you the Orangutan is my favourite animal (I must have favourites in all sorts of…

Read More
Christian Living 

The Bible guide to surfing the web (part 2)

The first part (written sometime ago now) of this short series covered the ‘do nots’ of using the internet. It was all about creating a good set of filters, both on your computer but more importantly in your heart. There are plenty of things that are easily accessible that every Christian should guard against. Some of them are obvious and some, maybe not so much. But being against things is only half the job. God intended that we do good not merely avoid doing evil. So what practices should we adopt in our use of the internet?…

Read More
Christian Living 

The Bible guide to surfing the web (part 1)

The last book of the Bible was written around 1900 years before the first web page was set up yet it is a surprisingly helpful guide to surfing the web. The web makes the entire human experience available to anyone with an internet connection. From birth to death and everything in between, the internet makes it available to you, very few questions asked. Everything good and holy and everything that is the complete opposite can be found on-line. It’s like air pollution, some parts of the internet are clean mountain…

Read More

Book Review: Virtual Integrity

I’ve been thinking for some time about how I use the computer and the internet, it’s probably one of the biggest daily challenges I face. Not simply in avoiding temptation but in not using it as a cover for idleness or avoiding the important work I need to do. Not only that but in discipling and leading youth and helping parents, the issues thrown up by mobile phones, social networks and general internet access issues are important ones. So as always I sought out some books on the subject and…

Read More