Week 43: art, growing up, Christmas, conviction, slavery

We had a little visitor.

The late works of one of my favourite artists, Rembrandt, are celebrated by Simon Schama. (Available on BBC iPlayer until 15th November 2014).

Does anyone know how to be a grown-up any more? A.O. Scott thinks not.

The race for the first article to be written about this Christmas has been won by Peter Mead. He looks at what the arrival of God on earth means.

"The Holy Spirit doesn't condemn us, He convicts us," is a common phrase in my kind of Christian circles. Joshua Rogers disputes our choice of the word "convict".

Anne Jolis credits Christians past and present with doing the most to end slavery.