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A new blog from Baptists associated with South Wales Baptist College in Cardiff.

Halden has some reflections on the extent to which the Anabaptist vision draws on the Benedictine tradition.  My own reservations about this theory are there in the comments.

Jason has details of podcasts of Trevor Hart's lectures at the University of New South Wales on God and the Artist: Human Creativity in Theological Perspective

The Guardian this weekend has several fascinating book reviews:
Tom Holland's study of the 11th Century, Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom

Sarah Churchwell's beautifully written review of Marilynne Robinson's Home

Niall William's fictional account of John or Patmos, The Gospel According to John

While you are there, take a look at Pankaj Mishra's article on recent writing about the American presence in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Finally, Andy Jones has pointed out that the British Stand-up comedian Frank Skinner has started to go to church again as a result of reading Hans Kung.  The link is here, and the relevant section begins about 10.00 in.