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The Curiosity Index (07.09.2017)

An Introduction to the Spiritual Disciplines I’ve grown to appreciate how Brett & Kate McKay integrate their faith on their site The art of manliness. More often they produce fun stuff like how to ride a motorcycle but here use it to encourage spiritual growth. For the soul to strengthen, it has to be trained in a consistent, deliberate way. Just like your physical muscles, it needs something to push against, it needs resistance. If you really want your spirit to be able to soar to adventurous heights and explore the profoundest of depths,…

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The Curiosity Index (27.06.2015)

Start with the most important: Glen Scrivener tells youthworkers to STOP telling their youth to give their life to Jesus This map shows you how Europe’s population has moved and grown in the first ten years of the 21st century If you’ve decided to give Twitter a go (for what it’s worth – it’s my preferred social network) then here are some twitter tips for beginners If this summer is for learning a new language here are 5 apps that can help (I’ve used both Duolingo and Memrise and can…

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The Curiosity Index (29.04.2015)

The Surprising benefits of giving money away include you’ll be happier, you’ll invest in what you think is important & you’ll be freed from the power of money. “Where his money goes is the truer indication of what he deems important. If you care about something, then actually give to it.” Yesterday was my 40th birthday so you may be tempted to draw a connection to this first link: why so many of us experience a mid-life crisis. You would be wrong but here’s the key line: “Midlife essentially becomes a time…

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The Curiosity Index (17.04.2015)

The headline is a grabber, Are we ready for an LGBTQIA Jesus? but it raises a really interesting point, “The religious right in particular seems to require an asexual Jesus.” Think about it. What does it take to be fluent? Grace Henry offers up three truths and a lie Martin Salter offers up some highlights from Aussie leader Andrew Heard. Some useful leadership reminders. The Scandinavians are planning an international metro system (Copenhagen-Malmö) And if you’re not sure where Scandinavia is, then this will help

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The Curiosity Index (02.04.2015)

Jon Matthias writes about the missing perspective on leadership If you’re church planting cross culturally here are three compelling reasons why you need to learn the language The Scandinavians remain stubbornly at the top of the happiness charts, not that you’d guess from talking to any of them. This is interesting: being religious is good for society but not good for innovation? But it’s further evidence that while atheists can be good, the religious tend to be better… “Religious persons to be more trusting – of other people, public institutions, and…

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The Curiosity Index (30.03.2015)

It’s something of a world tour this morning. First to Asia. If you’re ever tempted to complain about religious freedom in America or Europe, take a moment to consider the situation in Pakistan. Just for perspective. Here are ten reasons why learning another language is good for you Heading back to Europe, Finland is planning on scrapping subjects in school The hole in Bucharest that became a nature reserve A photo essay of how oil barrels are used around the world. Number 6 is my favourite.

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How to preach in a new language in just 4 months!

On July 15th of this year our family moved to Sweden and on Sunday November 13th I preached for the first time in Swedish. Here’s how it happened. First of all a few points to set the scene. Right now the only language I’m fluent in is English. I have appalling French and improving Swedish. I knew some words and phrases before moving here but our learning began in earnest in July (well August really). At present I have a basic level of conversation and I make frequent grammatical errors in…

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