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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 (23.05.2018)

When a Pastor is a Growth Barrier From Ed Stetzer: Sin can certainly lead us to be workaholics, and we burn ourselves or our people out. But it can also lead to the opposite, a poor work ethic. As a church leader you often do a lot of the work outside of the view of your people, and that can be a temptation toward doing less and just trying to look busy. Ministry is hard, but God empowers us for it. Leading churches that grow takes sacrifice, focus, and hard…

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Why aren’t we more worried about the nuclear threat?

In 1947 the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists created what they called the Doomsday Clock as a way of gauging how close humans were to totally screwing up the planet with tools of our own making. In 1953 when both the US and the Soviet Union tested atomic bombs sixth months apart, they set the clock at two minutes to midnight. The cold war was on and by 1986 the world had 64,000 nuclear warheads to worry about. By 1991 the cold war was over and the clock had moved back 15…

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