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The Curiosity Index: Week 2

The Week’s Postings Back to average. Just the three posts this week but lots of other goodies for you to find Monday: The Curiosity Index: Books EditionTuesday: Social media hasn’t got any better for 2020Thursday: Never suboptimal Related Reading The Most ‘Abandoned’ Books on GoodReads AbeBooks Most Expensive Sales of 2019 Jeremy Williams’ books of 2019 which is the list to consider if you want to get smart on the environment, new economics, climate change etc… How to write that book in 2020: Top authors share their tips The 7…

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The Curiosity Index: The 2019 edition

Time to mark the passing of another 365 days and it has been quite eventful. Not least for volcanoes (which I seem to regularly point out.) The world is still struggling to look after the only planet we’ll ever line on. Losing forest and gaining heat. It was 25 years since the Rwandan genocide. But mass deaths still happen in far too many places Yemen, Myanmar, Congo, Syria. Christians are still persecuted. Yet it’s not all bad news if you know where to look. In Sweden, the nation recovers in…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 52

The Week’s Postings It’s Christmas so you weren’t reading blogs anyway, were you? Friday: Is there a reasonable alternative? From the archives Questions from the pool of Bethesda Bonus Material Seven posts that caught my eye recently All God’s Laws Are Equal. Are Some More Equal Than Others? The Courage To Say “Help” My Son Did Not Live One Day More or Less Than God Planned — I Take Comfort in That Truth How I came back to Jesus, my first love Why charismatic Christianity is popular with migrants Cyclist…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 51

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. Tuesday: My 2020 reading list from everyone else’s 2019 recommendationsWednesday: Consumerism remains a deadly enemy to faithThursday: Living in a godless culture in a God-filled worldFriday: Busy, exhausted, burnt out From the archives When it comes to gender everyone is confused Judgement received. Bad news (for now) Stonewall law won this round.…

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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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