[Review] Digging for Diamonds by @CathyMadavan

I met Cathy at Spring Harvest in 2013, and have enjoyed chatting with her on Facebook, and occasional face-to-face meetings every since, so looked forward to reading what she had to say! Often known as ‘Bargain Bex’, I soon highlighted the sentence: Good quality doesn’t usually come cheap, ethically sourced Continue Reading →

[ENDORSEMENT] “Don’t Beat Yourself Up” by @TarnBright

Thanks to Tarn (who I met at Spring Harvest in 2014) for writing this book, and inviting endorsement. The book’s out in August. I wrote: Within the church, there are a number of topics that are often avoided, and a tendency not to admit that we are humans living imperfect lives, and Continue Reading →

[BOOK REVIEW] This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (re online trolling)

This looks really interesting: Why do trolls exist? How can such hostile online behaviour be understood intellectually, culturally and socially? Put another way: is the notorious Pedobear character “lulz” (hilarious) or an ambivalent tour guide through child pornography? For her recent doctorate, communications scholar Whitney Phillips conducted an ethnography of Continue Reading →