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The Curiosity Index (22.12.2018)

Did Luke get his nativity history wrong? From Ian Paul: I think this is how a lot of people feel about the Christmas stories. They might be profound, they might be of great cultural significance, they might even point to religious truth—but are they really plausible? Perhaps the greatest culprit in raising this question is Luke’s comment about the timing of Jesus’ birth. He appears to claim that Jesus was born in Bethlehem because Joseph had to travel there to take part in the census, which was taken during the time when…

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The Curiosity Index (20.12.2017)

‘Meet the Nativity’—and Laugh (Episode 4) Part 4 of 5 is here… 6 Surprising Things You Need to Know about Matthew’s Christmas Story Dig a little deeper and you’ll see there’s more going on than you thought Want A Better Answer? Ask A Better Question! This is very helpful advice for leaders and coaches. The Most 2017 Photos Ever The photos (with a particular US feel) that sum up 2017. One of my proudest moments as a Brit was to discover Lord Buckethead. It’s not all bad! 17 things that…

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The Curiosity Index (05.12.2017)

Five “Fake News” Stories That People Believe about Early Christianity As we approach Christmas there’ll be a mix of fact & fiction about Christmas. here are 5 ‘fictions’ to be aware of. Meet the Nativity 2: The Girlfriend Sticking with Christmas – here’s episode 2 40 Ways To Live A Full Life (And Leave Nothing On The Table) By Age 30 I don’t usually go for these kinds of articles (especially as I’m 42) but there’s more wisdom here than go skydiving and scuba diving. Worth sharing around your younger adults…

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The Curiosity Index (01.12.2017)

Welcome to December. If I was clever I’d have some sort of advent system going on. I’m not so I don’t but these things are quite cool. Infographic of the Year There are awards for everything including the best infographics known to humanity. Here are the winners for 2017 Loss of the week I wasn’t sure that ‘obituary of the day’ was quite the right tone to set but I was saddened to hear of the death of Dewi Hughes, former Tearfund colleague and the author of the excellent God of…

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