The Curiosity Index (13.08.2018)

The Willow Creek Crisis – Time of Reckoning for All Leaders

I really don’t know if it actually is a time of reckoning for all leaders – or all male leaders of large churches in America but this last point is good.

Only Jesus Christ is the hope of the world (Col. 1:27, 1 Pet. 1:3-6, etc.). Always, only, ever. Jesus Christ. Get that wrong, and we are perpetually at risk of the chaos of presumption. We should be excited that the local church can proclaim the hope, embody the hope, live the hope. But if we say the local church is the hope of the world, what happens when a church’s leaders fail miserably?

Consumer greed is making suckers of us all

Giles Fraser on good form here. This is something I wrote about here and a lot about here. The problem Fraser doesn’t really solve nor attempt to solve is the one he outlines here:

And yet our economy is driven by the consumer, and that economic growth (needed to pay off our national debts) is brought about by encouraging us to want more and more, to buy more and more, thus to further stimulate the economy. We are thus constantly pressured to sit in front of Amazon and buy things we don’t particularly want, and certainly don’t need, with money we don’t have. More, more, more. Growth, growth, growth.

Forced to share a room with transgender woman in Toronto shelter, sex abuse victim files human rights complaint

I wrote recently about the rise and rise of transgenderism and so I expect stories like this where the rights of women clash with the rights of the transgendered. If the progressive politics hold then expect the women to lose.

Farts: which animals do, which don’t, and why

Unsurprisingly my kids found this question endlessly fascinating.

5 Pencil and Paper Games to Do When You’re Bored

Because it’s near the end of the summer holidays and I’m hanging in there…

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