- If you haven’t yet come across her or her work, then the time has come, Ruth Naomi Floyd is a precious friend and here she’s interviewed on Jonathan Rogers’ The Habit podcast.
- This is a beautifully poignant reflection in verse of the story of Simeon and Anna in the Temple – by renowned scholar Richard Bauckham. I love the painting/collage by South African Sam Nhlengethwa too.
- George Parsons, musicologist, theologian and friend, has started blogging again. Here’s his music for ‘sad’ times
- Such joy: the infectious exuberance of some Dutch boys after liberation from Nazism (right) caught by photographer Menno Huizinga
- Phil Whittall recommends this Climate Emergency Toolkit for churches – have just signed up. Crucial to be thinking about this if not already.
- Malcolm Guite’s new anthology of poems is now out: David’s Crown – love this piece
- Inspired by the viral image from a while back (the world as 100 people) this brilliant infographic from Gordon Conwell helps to break down the reality that is the world’s Christian population (ie 2.5 billion): the World as 100 Christians
- Information is Beautiful is such a good site – here they update their Covid infographics
- They never taught these things at school: ultra-necessary life hacks. You just never know when you might need to kick down a door or gird up your loins.
- Haunting images of the Romanovs in 1903 – frozen in time without the slightest intimation of the horrors to come nor, it seems, of the ghastly deprivations that beset the population and catalysed the revolution.
- It’s straight out of le Carré – getting the inside info on Putin’s palace by the sea.
- Actually I rather disagree! Mediaeval artists had quite a nice lion in lions as it happens…!
- How the Oval Office decor has changed with each president. This is the kind of stuff we need to keep informed.
- Your day needs these penguins. Guaranteed.
- Love these: seriously rubbish bootlegged toys.
- A brilliant collection of ‘real-life easter eggs’
- A fast-food joint has recently been opened… from 2000 years ago in Pompeii
- How clever is this? An object that is simultaneously a square, hexagon and circle…