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The Curiosity Index: Week 47

The Week’s Postings For some reason posting kind of fell of a bit this week, I had several ideas but didn’t quite get them down son only three posts including this one. We’ll move on to next week. Sunday: Why gather? For someone & for somethingTuesday: What Betsy Willis taught me about being a family of churches Related Reading Some more evidence in support of Tuesday’s post here and here The Church as a Family by Aaron Dailey Organizing Sunday Worship From the archives Jude’s 7 instructions for Christians Bonus…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 46

The Week’s Postings Sunday: Why gather: to eat, sing & pray togetherMonday: Corporate prayer is like digging a ditchTuesday: Praying together is like armed combatWednesday: Corporate prayer is like an orchestra playingThursday: Corporate prayer is like serving the devil an eviction notice Related Reading 20 Quotes from John Onwuchekwa on (Corporate) Prayer Top ten tips on leading a time of prayer by Tim Chester European Students Unite in Prayer for Revival One Big Reason the Church Doesn’t Pray From the archives Discipleship = maturity Bonus Material Seven posts that caught my…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 43

The Week’s Postings Wednesday: Church planting in EuropeThursday: The only intelligent life?Friday: What if We Nuke a City? Also thankful to King’s Church Norwich for letting us introduce ourselves to their church Related Reading Cross-Cultural Church Planting: A Plea From A Missionary So What Does Church Planting Actually Look Like? Six Thoughts After Six Years of a Public Church Plant 5 years and still going… From the archives Porn: How to talk about it & what to do about it Bonus Material Seven posts that caught my eye recently Holy infographics:…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 33

I’m going to try a new format for me which is to summarise the week’s posts (partly to nudge me to keep writing) and then throw in some bonus material for the weekend. Thoughts welcome. Monday: Scandinavia’s reign as the happiest place on Earth is ending Tuesday: Is nuclear war more likely than you think? Wednesday: Is the World’s Next Missions Movement in Ethiopia? Thursday: The Curiosity Index: Books edition (August 2019) Friday: Distinguishing Between Primary & Secondary Issues Related Reading The staggering power of Russia’s new top-secret nuclear rocket…

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The Curiosity Index (15.12.2018 – weekend edition)

How to redesign cities to fight loneliness I recently wrote about loneliness and this explores how design changes could bring us together. This article on the other hand questions the narrative of a loneliness epidemic.  Wisdom and folly: the bishops’ guidance on transgender welcome It seems we have a new article on the transgender agenda almost every day. Here Ian Paul analyses the latest confusion from the Church of England.  Fools rush in where angels fear to tread, and there seems to be little that is angelic about this guidance.…

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The Curiosity Index (28.11.2017)

I’m not giving up on this because I know there are thousands of you (that’s totally made up) who can’t wait to see what I’m linking to (that’s also made up). But I am going to have a tweak with the format a little to see if there are some more interesting ways of presenting the links. Let’s try this. News of the day Actually I read this on Saturday but still: British aid worker shot dead in Nigeria after singing Amazing Grace which illustrates that being a Christian can be a…

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The Curiosity Index (30.08.2017)

I’ve been travelling a bit and have collected a whole bunch of random but interesting links so I thought I’d share. Katrina vs Harvey The New York Times offers the comparison between these two devastating storms. Both of which pale by comparison to the 16 million people affected by floods in South Asia Ethical shopping list Luke has created an ethical shopping list and if you have suggestions let him know 16 ways QR codes are being used in China I hardly ever use QR codes but some of these uses…

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The Curiosity Index (10.05.2017)

I know this came out a few weeks back but in case you missed it the Pew Research Center released its latest report on global religious freedoms. A few things to keep an eye on: firstly the rise of social hostility in Europe towards both Jews and Muslims. Secondly, nobody restricts freedom of religion quite like the Muslims. Few to no freedom across much of North Africa, the Middle East and central Asia. Talking of freedom, and again this was from a few weeks back, but there is no freedom of conscience…

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