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The Curiosity Index: Week 2

The Week’s Postings Back to average. Just the three posts this week but lots of other goodies for you to find Monday: The Curiosity Index: Books EditionTuesday: Social media hasn’t got any better for 2020Thursday: Never suboptimal Related Reading The Most ‘Abandoned’ Books on GoodReads AbeBooks Most Expensive Sales of 2019 Jeremy Williams’ books of 2019 which is the list to consider if you want to get smart on the environment, new economics, climate change etc… How to write that book in 2020: Top authors share their tips The 7…

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Social media hasn't got any better for 2020

Social media is now ever-present or omnipresent feature of modern life. Not all that long ago it was touted as a means to bring the world closer together and now it’s seen as a tool that is used to drive us ever further apart. In this short article, I’ll share some links to good articles that highlight the danger, present the options and give some wisdom as to how to handle the two-headed beast that is social media. These were the 5 key trends from social media going into 2019…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 52

The Week’s Postings It’s Christmas so you weren’t reading blogs anyway, were you? Friday: Is there a reasonable alternative? From the archives Questions from the pool of Bethesda Bonus Material Seven posts that caught my eye recently All God’s Laws Are Equal. Are Some More Equal Than Others? The Courage To Say “Help” My Son Did Not Live One Day More or Less Than God Planned — I Take Comfort in That Truth How I came back to Jesus, my first love Why charismatic Christianity is popular with migrants Cyclist…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 49

The Week’s Postings For some reason posting kind of fell of a bit this week, I had several ideas but didn’t quite get them down son only three posts including this one. We’ll move on to next week. Thursday: Pioneer CONFERENCE 2019Friday: (Re)Launching a TV Station in Burundi! From the archives Where Genesis and Science agree Bonus Material Seven posts that caught my eye recently The Moral Universe of Timothy Keller – I’m just a fanboy False Idol — Why the Christian Right Worships Donald Trump – this is just…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 47

The Week’s Postings For some reason posting kind of fell of a bit this week, I had several ideas but didn’t quite get them down son only three posts including this one. We’ll move on to next week. Sunday: Why gather? For someone & for somethingTuesday: What Betsy Willis taught me about being a family of churches Related Reading Some more evidence in support of Tuesday’s post here and here The Church as a Family by Aaron Dailey Organizing Sunday Worship From the archives Jude’s 7 instructions for Christians Bonus…

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The Curiosity Index: Week 46

The Week’s Postings Sunday: Why gather: to eat, sing & pray togetherMonday: Corporate prayer is like digging a ditchTuesday: Praying together is like armed combatWednesday: Corporate prayer is like an orchestra playingThursday: Corporate prayer is like serving the devil an eviction notice Related Reading 20 Quotes from John Onwuchekwa on (Corporate) Prayer Top ten tips on leading a time of prayer by Tim Chester European Students Unite in Prayer for Revival One Big Reason the Church Doesn’t Pray From the archives Discipleship = maturity Bonus Material Seven posts that caught my…

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The Curiosity Index (18.06.2018)

Simplicity for the Sake of the Gospel From Jen Oshman: When my husband and I sensed God calling us to plant a church in our new neighborhood, the man we consider our spiritual father had some wise words for us. “Do not get busy,” he said. “If you want to minister to your neighbors and your community, you need to be home. Don’t make a bunch of commitments. Just be there. They will come.” I didn’t believe him. A Crucial Archaeological Dating Tool Is Wrong Just a few decades of…

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The Curiosity Index (31.12.2017)

Wishing you all (whoever you are) a very Happy New Year and a fulfilling 2018! Midnight Mass and Holy Observances of Christmas I’d previously shared some round-up pictures of Christmas celebrations and noted that they had nothing to do with Christ. Here are some that do. What struck me was that unlike all other world religions Christianity has proved uniquely flexible and adaptable. Note the geographical &  cultural diversity on display here. Plus this one: I think only in Nigeria. The Spiritual Disciplines: Gratitude No better or more important time…

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