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Month: August 2019

Guest Blog: The different flavours of conservatives

Guest Blog: The different flavours of conservatives

A guest blog by Josh Monteiro, Pastor of Emmanuel Church, Northstowe, and written in a personal capacity. The views expressed are the author‘s alone. In biblical studies over the last 50 years, there has been a growing recognition that there was not a single simple thing called “Judaism” in the 1st century AD but a variety of different Judaisms, with some commonalties, but some important differences as well. Historical study requires an understanding of the different movements within Judaism just…

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Era of Kingdoms

Era of Kingdoms

A review of the board game Era of Kingdoms. This game was the first I’d purchased on Kickstarter; I did so in part to see how easy it was to use before setting up my own (for my quiz book). Naturally I chose something I thought I’d enjoy, but I’ve been surprised at just how good it is. The game involves building up a kingdom through playing land and people cards on to a play mat, gradually moving to more…

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Three detective stories

Three detective stories

I seem to have been reading and watching a number of detective stories recently. Here are three recommendations; all very different, all very good. 1. The Mystery of the Yellow Room – Gaston Leroux One of the first ‘locked room’ murder mysteries from the author of The Phantom of the Opera, this was a straightforward classic detective story, very good and very clever. 2. Storm Front (Dresden Files, Book 1) – Jim Butcher Recommended to me by someone who knew…

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So, I won a thing…

So, I won a thing…

So, I may have impulsively entered a competition to write an article on who could best make the case for economic liberalism through the medium of Love Island, and then happened to have won it (prize: publication on the relevant think-tank’s website). All those evenings of being a Love Island widower finally paid off! The full article is linked below. Note: this is not an entirely serious article… https://1828uk.com/2019/07/25/love-island-making-the-case-for-economic-liberalism/

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