Experiments in black and white in Norfolk

We celebrated 5th November en famille early - and here was a jammy shot from above of everyone watching a rocket head out. Yesterday we visited Langley Abbey - a family-run farm built up around a pre-Reformation Abbey, dissolved by…

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The gauntlet laid by Tim Keller’s Generous Justice

So having been motivated by the biblical appeal to action in Keller's Generous Justice (see previous post), what's the difference? It would hardly be right to leave us as armchair activists with an impetus to think but not act. The…

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Bernard Lewis’ What Went Wrong: Reflections on Islam & The West (1)

I'd not really appreciated before quite how controversial Bernard Lewis (left) is seen in some circles (perhaps especially because he was regularly consulted by the Bush administration - though others had before him). But one of the foremost western scholars of…

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European Shouting Maps – international prejudices galore

Strange Maps has done it again. This is great – maps full of prejudices, stereotypes and cross-cultural offence. But could there not be some truth to some of them!? No smoke without fire etc. Although some are definitely weird…

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