- Emma Scrivener does a beautiful job here on 10 reasons to have hope in the face of darkness
- Persecution of Christians around the world is a mammoth problem – and women bear the brunt of it
- Chris Green on cracking form here on the invisibility of the pastor – remember: invisibility keeps changing – and then on a book that’s on my bedside table, Larry Siedentop’s Inventing the IIndividual – makes me even more excited to read it now.
- Ian Paul very good on How the Spirit helps us think critically about the Bible
- I’m no great Jim Carrey fan – but this clip is fascinating. I totally agree with him about the need for colour in life – but there’s quite the surprise towards the end…
- This is eerie – a half-built city in the California desert
- Having been a child in Mussolini’s Italy, Umberto Eco was well-placed to identify the 14 common features of the Ur-Fascist (long but important read). From 1995
- How do you learn how to drive a supertanker? – on a mini tanker obviously…
- Racism often, though not always, conceals itself well. So it is revealing what Europeans make of the possibility of other races joining their own families…
- This is quite the story – catching the man behind the Silk Road dark web site (worth watching all 6 mins)
- I love these Lego ads from Ogilvy Bangkok – just brilliant
- And in preparation for the time when space travel is quotidian (I love that word), check out these epic NASA space travel ads
- Miniature scenes: I love these – firstly, some rather dark commentaries on modern life; and then these tiny moments created on a desk.
- The power of nature to overcome circumstances – check out these incredible trees.
- And while we’re on trees… Did you know that trees can be bashful? No, nor did I
- If you want to save the planet from aliens, here’s just the job…
- How do Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer build suspense in movies: Shepard Tones
- A collection of stunning long-exposure photographs