Johannes Richter

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Green eyeshade

<b>Green eyeshades</b> are a type of visor that were worn most often from the late-19th century to the mid-20th century by accountants, telegraphers, copy …

Why Google Maps gets Africa wrong

Photograph: Think Africa Press<p>The ever-popular Mercator map of the world.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/3/31/1396262306778/98b06115-1835-4467-a2a8-a4f88922ae6f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Think Africa Press<p>The ever-popular Mercator map of the …

The Prayer of Jabez

In the prison bible study we were working through 1 Chronicles and we came to the prayer of Jabez:<p>1 Chronicles 4.9-10 (NKJV)<br>Now Jabez was more …

This App Can Make Anyone A Video Game Designer

Draw the design for a level on graph paper, and Pixel Press can translate it into a real, playable game<p>Who hasn't sat on the couch at the end of a marathon gaming session and wondered what it would be like to make a game rather than just play one? With Pixel Press, anyone can do both—no coding …

How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory

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Reflected glory: Imitation, biography and moral formation in early Christianity

<i>I wrote this piece for ABC Religion & Ethics, and am re-posting it here.</i><p>While some Christian writers drew freely on ancient Roman ideas of virtue and …

The Legacy of Thomas Szasz: A Meditation on Mental Illness and Metaphor

Yesterday I got an email from a company who has released a trailer of a documentary about the last interview given by Thomas Szasz. The trailer can …

Matt Damon: where did it all go right for the leftwing activist, devoted dad and intelligent action star? http://t.gu.com/nzWzi Decca Aitkenhead meets Hollywood's Mr Nice to talk politics, parenting and his latest film Elysium

What Does Rachel Held Evans Want?

Now that's a loaded question.<p>(Incidentally, I know Rachel will be reading this at some point. Hiya, Rachel!)<p>As many of you know, Rachel wrote an …

The Grammar of Simplicity

Like many of you, I've been watching Pope Francis and have been impressed so far with what I have seen. I hope he keeps going in the direction he …

Found in space: Images from Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager

She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid.<p>Slitherine's space agency management game for iPad & PC was meant to be out already …

Keep flying: Firefly MMO for iOS & Android in the works

Dust off your Chinese insult phrasebooks.<p>A strange alliance between nerd memorabilia vendor QMx and mobile games developer Spark Plug Games has been …

Mattering

Jesus says to his disciples in Mark 10 that "Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be …

Sin and Mercy

Sometimes it all boils down to something simple. For me, it's sin and mercy.<p>I was reading Sara Miles' book Jesus Freak and came across these lines:<p>I …

Power and Gender: Among Us It Shall Be Different

When it comes to egalitarian gender roles in the church most people go to Galatians 3.28, "there is no longer any male or female." That text is huge …

On Warfare and Weakness: Epilogue, Final Reflections on the Problems of Progressive Theology

Last week I finished my series "On Warfare and Weakness" but I'd like to make some final comments about the relative upsides and downsides of …