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Sex, porn, marriage & divorce

I was trying to think of a snappy title and I couldn’t so I just put all the key words in the headline. But it also captures a simple fact that all four are a feature of modern life whether we like it or not and they are all increasingly tangled up. Let’s start with pornography which is freely available in vast quantities to anyone who wants to look at it. Here are a few reasons why (without referring to the Bible) that we should be wary of porn. The…

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The Curiosity Index (Sweden edition)

Here are a collection of recent articles that illustrate quite well the strengths and weaknesses of the beautiful country of Sweden. The Environment Sweden has a great environment but there’s always more that could be done. So Green Swedes shun holiday flights for lure of the train and in a development I’m a big personal fan of Why Sweden Wants to Revive Europe’s Night Trains The wrong sort of equality Sweden prides itself on being an equal society or at least leading the way to becoming one. This may not…

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The Curiosity Index (10.08.2018)

Norway’s hidden scandal This one I think has been brewing for a while: The UN rates Norway one of the best countries for a child to grow up in. And yet too many children, according to a large number of Norwegian experts, are taken into care without good reason. The conviction of a top psychiatrist in the child protection system for downloading child abuse images is now raising further serious questions. I Can Only Imagine review For The Guardian to give an overtly Christian film a positive review means it must…

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The Curiosity Index (28.03.2018)

The Final Week of Jesus: Wednesday Here’s what happened on Wednesday of Holy Week The Final Days of Jesus: Wednesday from Crossway on Vimeo. Marriage Has Become a Trophy This is interesting not because (particularly) of what it articulates about marriage but for what it observes. For many people, regardless of sexual orientation, a wedding is no longer the first step into adulthood that it once was, but, often, the last. It is a celebration of all that two people have already done, unlike a traditional wedding, which was a…

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The Curiosity Index (18.01.2018)

This is not a real church Tony Payne does a thought experiment on what is the essential essence of ‘church’ Bolivia Makes Evangelism a Crime The headline is a little misleading but a very ambiguous new penal code means it could be interpreted that way if the government wanted. The happy divorce This is part of the changing reality of modern relationships. They have abandoned the idea that marriage ideally should be life-long. As a Swedish article said  “Vi har långsamt fått ett annat synsätt på monogami och att leva…

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Christian Living 

Morality, debating opponents and the future of Christianity

It is by no means a novel insight to declare that the great testing ground for western Christians in the 21st century is in ethics. What is moral? What is sin? What is holy? What is right? It is in these areas that the witness of the Bible and of the teachings of the church are being put most severely to the test. It is most evident in discussions about sexuality and gender. Specifically homosexuality and transgender. But these are just the last & present pressure points. It’s a bit like waves…

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The Curiosity Index (06.04.2017)

Tomorrow we’re off to South Carolina so expect intermittent service of the Index next week. Get More Done By Working Less This, describes me, far too often: “While we work 8 or more hours a day, most of that is just busywork.” Why I’m an abortion doctor in the deep South I don’t agree with Dr Willie Parker on his position or as a Christian his reasoning, but this is a powerful piece of writing and those of us who object to abortion would do well to read and consider…

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Christian Living 

Devotional: Opposites attract

…put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Colossians 3:14 I’ve discovered that there’s a certain level of tidiness that I need to feel peaceful and calm in my home. Unfortunately it’s not shared by the rest of my family! One day, after I’d had a good session of tidying up and putting things in piles, my young son, looking slightly baffled, said, “Daddy, mummy’s not like the rest of us is she?” He’s quite right! My husband and I are opposites in many ways. At times it’s…

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