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The Curiosity Index (15.06.2018)

Machine learning predicts World Cup winner Researchers have predicted the outcome after simulating the entire soccer tournament 100,000 times. Turns out the computers know what we all know – Germany will win and on the way knock-out England. Typical. *Team of the tournament is Iceland simply for being there: The Planning Lesson in Iceland’s World Cup Miracle – remember Iceland only has 350,000 people (although the computers think that’s unimportant). *Bonus Iceland article: Rock Piles and Elves: Secularism and the Supernatural in Iceland Soccer Fields Around the World Sticking with football, I…

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The Curiosity Index (14.06.2018)

The Demise Of The Soul Of Evangelicalism Scot McKnight fires off some salvos about the decline of evangelicalism. Pride is no longer accorded those who faithfully read and teach the Bible, who glory in the cross of Christ, who preach conversions and transformations, and who are engaged in a piety- and evangelism-based activism that encompasses the whole person. The center of gravity of too much of evangelicalism has shifted away from these crumbling core themes to something else, but in the process evangelicalism has lost its soul. Church Planting in…

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The Curiosity Index (Sunday edition – 06.05.2018)

I’ve got so many links ready to share – we’re moving to a seven day schedule. No idea how long I’ll keep it up for. DR Congo crisis: Why a trainee nun was shot dead at church Congo needs your prayers. A Letter to My Brothers To be honest, I don’t really know who Beth Moore is (I’m probably not her target audience) but this open letter is really interesting. There is a culture problem and goes deeper than a simple complementarian (bad) -egalitarian theology (good) analysis. The Quakers are…

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