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The Curiosity Index (05.04.2018)

Easter and Holy Week A last set of links related to Easter. Firstly some photos and more photos here from the Guardian. I’m going to see if I can’t export the tradition from Hungary. Sticking with Easter, Sam Storms 10 things you should know about what happened on Easter Sunday morning. Here is my big list of links on the resurrection. I also really appreciated this thoughtful piece by Julian Baggini – Atheists who bring logic to the Easter story are missing the point. If we genuinely accept that a believer in…

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The Curiosity Index (19.03.2018)

Is there a biblical defence of free speech? Paul Miller has a crack at making a case. Poland’s Sunday trading ban takes effect This is interesting. I’m generally in favour of people having a break from relentless consumerism. Russia and the Curse of Geography Given the unsurprising re-election of Vladimir Putin, I thought I’d share this article from a couple of years back that explains why Russia is involved in Ukraine & Syria for example. It’s taken from Tim Marshall’s excellent Prisoners of Geography. There’s a Remote Norwegian Town Where…

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Crimean Crisis: An early response

As I read the news that Russia in all but name has annexed Crimea, I wondered about the lack of comment from Christians, so I’ve decided to air some thoughts. According to everyone else, Crimea is officially a part of Ukraine but not in Moscow; there it is ‘ours’. For weeks thousands of Russian troops (no need to go along with the ‘local self-defence forces’ rubbish that President Putin has used) are stationed, operating and taken control of the surrounding area. We have a word for that in English; it’s…

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