This week: firework fountain, asylum, salvation, lust, football transfers, a blue whale
The fireworks waterfall cascading down the rocks of the Castle at the end of Festival fireworks is perhaps my favourite Edinburgh moment in August.
Asylum / migration is very complicated (politics, etc.) and very simple (people are dying). The Independent's front page publication of a dead three-year-old boy, washed up on a beach, seems to have changed the nature of the debate the UK is currently having with itself and its neighbours. Gillan Scott calls on us to remember our Christian heritage, this petition calls on Parliament to "Accept more asylum seekers and increase support for refugee migrants in the UK."
Jesus is doing amazing things among Muslims all over the world, as Lucinda Borkett-Jones reports.
If you want to live a holy life in a sex-obsessed culture, Kevin DeYoung has fifteen points from Scripture that will help you. (I think he ought to have put his 11th point first, by the way.)
Rory Smith explains why football transfers are used by everyone in football to cover up the reality of what works in football.
Seeing a live whale out in the wild, as we did in the Azores, is one of the most incredible things you can do; Steve Backshall's response to a blue whale is appropriate: