- Emma Scrivener on form yet again her: lovely piece on the Both/Ands of the Christian life.
- She’s also got a great A-Z of Christianity – check it out!
- Nell Goddard writes beautifully and poignantly on When Christians cause the suffering
- The importance of plural leadership – yet another interesting thought from Chris Green
- Short, sweet and to the point – love these: Rob Plummer’s Daily Dose of Greek
- If you’re into your puritan divines and others, here’s a list of loads of free ebooks
- Andrew Graystone has good wisdom for those of us who work on our own
- As someone with a deep love for Turkey, this is a moving short film:
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- Remarkable: the near disasters of the first ever spacewalk
- Really good piece in the Guardian by my sister-in-law, Lucy Hovil, on changing attitudes in UNHCR to refugee camps
- And while we’re at the Grauniad, here’s some like-for-like stats to answer whether or not France is really finished (as head of John Lewis recently said)
- And another Grauniad set of stats on the relative ignorance in various countries
- Brit comedian John Oliver is carving out quite a niche in his adopted home New York. This is a very telling 13-minute piece on drones:
Here are a few extra moments of loveliness from the world of books
- If you’re an Anglophone, why you hadn’t heard of Nobel winner Patrick Modiano, and why you really should read him now…
- For fellow le Carré fans, this is a must: The George Smiley Files
- From Alain de Botton’s School of Life, here are some great things that Books do for the human soul.
- 127 Banksy images all in one place.
- Don’t all rush out at once: Britain’s Dullest Man 2015 calendar is out now…
- If bikes took up as much space as cars… great demo from Latvia!
- I REALLY don’t get the antipathy towards Brahms – but there you go – here is a nice overview of his legacy from Tom Service
- Want to know why Vermont banned billboards? See these pics and thank the Lord they did.
- This is very cool indeed: the world’s largest scale model of the Solar System (in Sweden)
- Even if you’re not into cricket, Tom Holland’s eye-opening piece about batsman Kevin Pietersen is definitely worth a read.
- Spectacular: balancing and gravity-defying buildings
- This is insanely beautiful (& vice-versa) from mountain biker Danny Macaskill