- Foundational to my DMin work at the moment is Charles Taylor’s monumental A SECULAR AGE. One of its central elements is his distinction between 3 different types/phases of secularism. Justin Taylor (no relation as far as I know!) does a grand job of summarising them here.
- C. S. Lewis as ever far ahead of us: 3 heresies of the artistic maker
- Michael Kruger good on did the NT authors know they were writing Scripture, concluding with a helpful line from NT Wright.
- “There was no guile in it, no party narrowness, no manipulation, only the passionate persuasiveness of the prophet who hurries in to share with others what he himself sees.” Learning from Schaeffer: what he constantly reminded himself
- Some fascinating, rarely seen historical photographs
- This is a superb 10-minute conversation between the great Jonathan Haidt and BBC R4’s Evan Davis on why contemporary debate and especially social media is so toxic these days (especially on trans- issues). Brilliant insight: social media is not about communication but performance.
- This is an amazing list of images: things worn down/changed by time
- Marvellous – new titles for old book covers (some a little risqué, for which apologies).
- This did the rounds but if you’ve not seen, it’s beyond worth it: a herd of wild elephants in China having a snooze
- Some of the weirdest Wikipedia articles (guaranteed to result in further rabbit-hole exploration)
- Just love these forest wooden-waves made by Jörg Gläscher during the pandemic