Monday, February 26, 2007


The quarterly update to my blogroll is now complete. Drumroll please for...

Strange Maps (featured already last week)
Catholic Gauze (don't be put off by the name!)
Worst Places (again...)
Real Climate (consensus, here we come)
Chaplain (by all accounts an absolute loonie)
Pyromaniacs (apparently this is all you need to do to get blogspotted in California)

In even more of a hurry?

553 km/h on the French TGV.

Friday, February 23, 2007


I don't think I've done so much concentrated reading before in my life. The reference list for my dissertation now runs to four pages (79 items and counting). It seems to have kicked my brain into overdrive, so much so that I can't really switch off and stop thinking!

What a blessing, then, to have good books to get stuck into. On Tuesday I finished going through Romans, which I'd been studying since October. It hasn't been life-changing, but the text is so rich that I could probably do the whole book over again and learn just as much. Our wickedness, God's grace, mercy, providence, guidance, love... yeah, pretty much all about God actually.

On Wednesday my next BST arrived - I'm heading off the beaten track into Joel, Micah and Habbakuk! I'd never read Joel before, and if I may be so irreverent I can see why; great locusts notwithstanding.

The new film Amazing Grace came out today apparently, but not in the UK. I hope to see it at some point, probably when it gets to DVD. In the meantime, tonight I read John Piper's biography of William Wilberforce, the man who spent 46 years (!) campaigning for slavery's abolition. You can read it here.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Running late?

This guy obviously hasn't read Romans 13 recently.

Or the Highway Code.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Random links

OK, I've been procrastinating. Not totally without cause, however:
  • Strange maps - one of the best blogs I've come across in a while.
  • The above site led me to this one. I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry.
  • On a more serious note it's our CU mission at the moment. Lots going on - unfortunately I am too busy dissertating to get involved much!

3000 words written. 7000 to go, in 16 days. Tally ho!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Sorry for the lack of posts recently. After the New Year I had several essays to write, then exams to revise for and take. Then I took a few days off, and now I'm back at uni but working on my dissertation - 10,000 words in the next 26 days! So if I blog before March 5th I'll be procrastinating.