The Curiosity Index (02.04.2015)

Jon Matthias writes about the missing perspective on leadership If you’re church planting cross culturally here are three compelling reasons why you need to learn the language The Scandinavians remain stubbornly at the top of the happiness charts, not that you’d guess from talking to any of them. This is interesting: being religious is good for society but not good for innovation? But it’s further evidence that while atheists can be good, the religious tend to be better… “Religious persons to be more trusting – of other people, public institutions, and…

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For Good Self-Control, Try Getting Religious About It

That’s the headline of a NY Times article about the connection between self-control and religion. The religious tend to do better in school, live longer, have more satisfying marriages and be generally happier. The article reckons the results are ‘ascribed to the rules imposed on believers and to the social support they receive from fellow worshippers.’ Of course, self control is a fruit of the spirit according to Gal 5:22-25, something that is put within us by God and encouraged and developed in the church. So for a better life…

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