The Shock of the Old

Was involved today at a great initiative - the EA's BibleFresh. Krish Kandiah has done a fantastic job spearheading it - and there will be all kinds of different resources developed, gathered and hosted at the BibleFresh site. So keep…

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Diagram Prize 2010 – the oddest book title of 2009

[digg=http://digg.com/odd_stuff/Diagram_Prize_2010_the_oddest_book_title_Qua] That time of year again for my favourite literary event: The Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title. In 2009, the field was particularly strong. But at last, the results are in. Click on each book if you want to invest…

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Andrea Clarke on Henry VIII at the BL

This was made by a US network to plug their broadcast of the Tudors series. Its Spooks-like opening seems a bit OTT. But the point of posting this is not Natalie Dormer (who played Anne Boleyn) but the fact that…

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The Wild Places 2: Putting us in our place

Have already drawn from Robert Macfarlane's The Wild Places - and I think I will do so a few more times. One striking motif from the book is the way in which the natural world, and especially wild places, puts us…

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A return to Westminster Bridge

Amazingly, had a free evening last night - so Joshua and I toddled off to Westminster, armed with a tripod and some slow shutter speeds, and played around with night shots. Here are a few results (click the pics for…

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Alan Ayckbourn on the nuances of English

Richard Eyre's anthology of interviews with various thesps and drama types (Taking Theatre) has been a fun book to dip into - the perfect filler for 5 minute slots (e.g.when people are late for a meeting). Lots of gems inside,…

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Van Gogh and life’s true colours

We went to the Van Gogh exhibition at the Royal Academy the other day. There's far too much verbiage around about him and I'm certainly not qualified to add to it. It's just that I was simply blown away by…

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Making Connections: Jesse Rice’s Church of Facebook

Next up in my trawl of digital spirituality writing is Jesse Rice's mildly provocatively titled Church of Facebook. Rice is has been a youth worker and worship leader, and now appropriately enough, lives in Palo Alto in Silicon Valley which…

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