Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 41 (February 2012)
- John Piper offers some intriguing insights into why he loves G K Chesterton, despite the latter’s repudiation of Calvinism.
- The Bible becomes a best-seller in Norway…
- An interesting new Cambridge Paper: Guy Brandon takes a utilitarian approach to sexual freedom and assess the financial cost
- I meant to add this fond reflection by evangelical Larry Taunton of Christopher Hitchens to the little rundown in last month’s Treasure Map.
- I deliberately kept right out of the whole Mark Driscoll Brit-gate furore a few weeks back, but I find myself completely chiming with Antony Billington’s post – including his points about Carson’s comments.
- Good Book Company have now produced an app for their great Explore Bible Reading notes… looks excellent
- Finally, Andy Finden is an aussie friend working as a professional opera singer in Germany. He’s started an exciting new blog on various artsy things that grab his attention called A borrowed flame – definitely worth a regular visit I should think.
- This is scary but important: 1984 wasn’t cancelled – merely postponed. John Naughton on the perils of internet surveillance.
- Remove the subject of a famous photograph and one is left with the ghosts of a traumatic history – rather like visiting the places of atrocity as a tourist. These are chilling and provocative images by artist Pavel Maria Smejkal – they do what many spin-doctors and propagandists down the ages have all attempted.The obliteration of history.
- And while we’re on the subject of photos, here are some classic b/w recently colorised. As a fan of b/w I’m not always convinced – but these do somehow make the past less remote…
- Definitely quirky this but it’s a joy – here is the inimitable Salvador Dali on What’s My Line!! (HT John Naughton) It is in English despite the first few seconds or so!
- If you live in/visit London regularly, here are some brilliant alternative versions of the Tube Map. (HT Johnny Douglas)
- The British Library has just launched an online store for its Prints Collection. Too many lovely things.
- Oh the joy of books! Just fantastic (HT Goannatree)
- Some beautiful archive photos from early 20th Century USA
- The joy of colour!! What happens when 1000s of children can stick 1000s of stickers onto a white room! (HT Louanne Enns)