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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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