This week: MLK, Magna Carta, climbing, hope, teaching kids, space

If you read nothing else here, read Martin Luther King's letter from a Birmingham jail and marvel at how well he makes his righteous case.

The Government's event to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta has made Peter Oborne very, very angry. Though the barons who forced King John to agree it would probably have sided the people Oborne attacks, his point is still valid.

Andrew Bisharat reports on the successful attempt to climb a very big and difficult rock face. The two previous links should serve to temper the article headline's use of the word "historic" (as should common sense).

There's a lot wrong with the world and, as Philip Yancey reminds us, a lot that's being made right.

If you're trying to teach your kids theology, Aaron Earls has five brief suggestions.

The BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall started this week. It's a slow but faithful-to-the-book start, and the chemistry between Mark Rylance (Thomas Cromwell) and Damien Lewis (Henry VIII) at the end is worth the wait.

I preached on Galatians 1:13-24, "Free from a destructive lifestyle."

Finally, here's a video of the largest photo ever taken, NASA's 1.5 billion-pixel image of the Andromeda Galaxy. NB. "He also made the stars." (Genesis 1:16)