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Nothing but…

I subscribe to a number of email newsletters which provides a good overview of the news. I get links to great pieces and can see at a glance what’s happening in the world. I find they give me the best articles (mostly US & UK) and news in a digest form. One of those emails was today a really interesting insight into why the news is FULL of just three stories all interconnected. You should subscribe too. This is from John Ellis. “A number of subscribers have emailed to say…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 34

This is the week that was here on the blog plus a few bonuses for the weekend. The week’s posts Monday: I’m all aloneTuesday: Writing is hardWednesday: Archaeology confirms not disproves the BibleThursday: A conversation with Ronald J SiderFriday: Sex, porn, marriage & divorce Related Reading Why so many young Swedes live alone Why India wants to break its decades-old nuclear pledge (related back to this recent post) New Study Outlines The Nuclear Winter We’d Have if US And Russia Blew Up Their Bombs (which would at least solve our…

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The Curiosity Index (10.01.2018)

Reading the world: my news project for 2018 I love this idea of learning about the world by getting your news from different places. Man Declared Dead by 3 Doctors Wakes Up in Morgue Just Hours Before Autopsy Lucky man. The 2018 Procession of the Black Nazarene This set of photos is remarkable but also disturbing. There’s something about this type of religious mania that I don’t understand and I’m fairly sure is not healthy. Three Reasons to Read to Our Kids And they are three good reasons. Although if it’s…

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We all need to be journalists now

We live in an age which has seen a massive erosion of trust in traditional sources of news and information. Given President-elect Trump’s struggle with honesty (he keeps falling off the wagon), it’s unlikely to get better in the short-term. Bias and agenda are ‘seen’ everywhere and the rise of ‘fake news’ or so-called ‘independent news sites’ are just two signs of this. So conspiracy theorist Alex Jones publishes a list of fake news providers and it’s all the mainstream news outlets. These trends are perhaps more evident in the…

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I link therefore I am (17/12/09)

Some fresh links straight out of the blogosphere to start your day:- Britain is avowedly a less Christian nation according to The Telegraph – also comment in The Guardian. The death of nominal Christianity may not be such a bad thing. Skye Jethani comments on Time magazine’s article on Advent Conspiracy  Jeremy points out that 20% of Britains own 62% of the nations wealth Gerald Hiestand calls materialism ‘the bane of the American church’ and when you read the obituary of Oral Roberts, you understand why. I know the Guardian…

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I link therefore I am (15/12/09)

Now that I’m catching up on reading, blogs and interesting stuff here are the pick of the crop: This is the thought provoking, “Katherine told me that she thought that humans were congenitally dissatisfied. That human beings just couldn’t ever be satisfied and want more and more no matter what they already had.” Probably true. Read more from No Impact Man  Who is worth more? The banker, the nursery worker, the tax accountant or the waste recycler? Depends how you measure of course. The answers may surprise you  The next…

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I link therefore I am (04/12/09)

Jeremy highlights the ethical shortcomings of fashion retailer Primark My interest is always caught by sermons such as this one by David Platt: The Gospel Demands Radical Generosity  Todd Hiestand has a great post on teaching your kids about giving to others While those out for manger chic are probably missing the point Advent link of the day: Buy Nothing Christmas 

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I link therefore I am (03/12/09)

If you want to draw the crowds into church you could always turn it into an ice rink. No, seriously  I’m already looking forward to the World Cup in South Africa next year. The final will be played here Apparently you can now engage in population offsetting. Jeremy explains why this is wrong-headed Some economy stories now – a good one on what didn’t happen this year and one on the waste of money (about 20%) that is present buying  Mark Weir thinks this about money, “Earn money. Earn it…

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