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The Curiosity Index (11.06.2019)

The preachers getting rich from poor Americans The Prosperity Heresy is one of the worst exports ever to have come from across the Atlantic. A number of those making the most persistent pleas for money tap into something called the prosperity gospel, which hinges on a belief that your health and wealth are controlled by God, and God is willing you to be prosperous. Believers are encouraged to show their faith through payments, which they understand will be repaid – many times over – either in the form of wealth…

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The Curiosity Index (12.11.2018)

‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens For the past few years, whenever a mass shooting occurs in the US that gets wide press coverage, the satirical news site The Onion runs an article with this headline written by Jason Roeder: “‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens”. The reason they only do it when a shooting gets big coverage is that there have been 307 mass shootings so far this year and if they covered every one, about half of The Onion’s…

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The Curiosity Index (10.04.2018)

Why Christianity has been pushed underground in China This could be a case of an unstoppable force against an immovable object. How One Baptist Church Has Seven-Times More Missionaries Than Anyone Else Such an inspiring and challenging example. Inside the White House Bible Study group So hard to imagine this ever being said about UK or Sweden. Which most people here would say is a good thing. 7 Principles to Lead as Jesus Led But if there’s going to be a Bible study in the White House you hope they…

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The Curiosity Index (23.01.2018)

Bolivia’s President Revokes Evangelism Restrictions Last week I shared a story about religious freedom restrictions in Bolivia. Sounds like the government has changed its mind. Trump hasn’t just done a good job, he’s done a great job’  I think it can be quite hard for many people to understand the appeal of Trump. This article is as good and as balanced as any I’ve read. India has 600 million young people – and they’re set to change our world That’s almost equal to the entire continent of Europe or two USAs.…

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