- Martin Bashir is interviewed about his interview of Rob Bell. I was particularly struck by his perception of what C S Lewis called chronological snobbery in contemporary theological debates – whereby those over a certain age (ie 30!) are dismissed out of hand.
- Ian Paul has offered a really helpful response to the BBC1 series Bible’s Buried Secrets
- A wonderful example of doing good to all – let’s hope it works in all senses… Christopher Hitchens and Francis Collins.
- And while we’re thinking about him, here’s a nice if brief interview with Francis Collins – quite old now (originally from 2007), but I’ve only just seen it.
- At the other end of of the spectrum, here is a list of the 25 most influential atheists (though quite how you measure influence is anyone’s guess)
- In case you missed it, here is the extraordinary testimony of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s assassinated government minister:
- John Stott – the man who wouldn’t become a bishop.
- New scrolls discovered in a Jordanian cave – very exciting – but will they have the impact many are claiming for them?
- Interesting article on the potential effect of student fee rises on university lecturing standards… (HT DrBexL)
- Very interesting and helpful critique of the framing of the recent facebook film The Social Network (HT Memex 1.1)
- What if global warming leads to the rise global sea-levels? London may look something like this (HT Web Urbanist)
- Fabulous! Check out the new Desert Island Discs site…
- I love these effects: Light graffiti supercars in London:
- Thanks to a comment on an old Q post, I’ve recently got into this fantastic resource – the Google Art Project. It’s a real treasure trove.
- Pretty awesome NASA pic of the supermoon.
- Last month, Q gave you the potted summary of what the United Kingdom is. This is not quite as slick – but the UK is primary school compared to the European relationships. Check this out (HT Strange Maps)