Elsewhere in week 32

Back from refreshing time off, which included enjoying this moment whilst camping at Newday.

If you're wondering how you can respond at all to what is happening in Iraq, Martin Saunders has some suggestions.

It's less in the news than a couple of weeks ago, but if you want to read a compelling argument against assisted suicide, I can't image there's much better than Hannah Rachel's.

With the film Left Behind soon to tarnish our cinema screens, Justin Taylor summarises the reasons Christians shouldn't expect to be snatched away.

The lamentable rise of Google Glass may lead to better days ahead, hopes Ellis Hamburger.

Steve Poole argues against spontaneity.

What does the rise of fantasy fiction tell us about ourselves and our relationship to the world? Alan Jacobs considers this at length.