What we loved in November: the inspo round-up

// It's Thursday; time to take a break! Have a look at what we've been watching, listening and reading in the last month...

Written by threads

Cake, sin and clean living

// It seems that sin and cleanliness have once again become about what goes into our bodies.

Written by Danny Webster

How Dispatches burst my bubble

// I don't know what to do, but evil cannot win.

Written by Ruth Clements

Escape from ISIS

// Dispatches, 'Escape from ISIS' airs tonight at 10pm on Channel 4.

Written by Gillian Straine

Jeremy Clarkson: why I want petitions banned

// "I despair that this is what animates us."

Written by Danny Webster

Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry

// "The Christian faith is capacious enough to allow for many unanswered questions."

Written by Andy Walton

Life after The Fall

// "We don't like our serial killers to be relatable..."

Written by Sharon Arnold

Caring for Carrie Mathison

// It might be a fanciful exercise but I wonder: could Jesus save even Carrie Mathison?

Written by Abi Flavell

Friends: The One with the 20th Anniversary

// “So no one told you life was gonna be this way. Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s...

Written by Cat Gale

Martha Collison – the baker who went behind her parents’ back

// Ahead of week seven of the Great British Bake Off Danny Webster caught up with Martha Collison, at 17 the...

Written by Danny Webster

Should Christians watch Game of Thrones?

// What is now considered normal was once abnormal.

Written by Thomas McConaghie

Still addicted

// "We want Christianity to be a success, because that will prove it is true. We want our leaders to win...

Written by Jody Stowell

Why the media’s male stereotyping isn’t that big a deal

// Role models aren’t only found within scripted scenes squeezed into 20 minutes of screen time.

Written by Jonathan Sherwin

Comedy identity: making peace with the church circuit

// I left New Wine feeling like the week had been the absolute highlight of my career. And if you’d told...

Written by Andy Kind

What’s in a name?

// “A name, for me, is a short way of working out what class that child comes from,” Hopkins said.

Written by Ruth Garner

Glued to the box

// Hi, my name is Sam and I’m an addict…

Written by Sam Buck

Is the BBC anti-Christian?

// In Eastenders, the only regular Christian character is a chain-smoking, loopy old bat, intended for ridicule.

Written by Marcus Stead

The return of The Voice and the demise of talent

// Why is anyone still watching?

Written by Angeline Liles

Black Mirror: On social media and being not-so-gone

// In Charlie Brooker's fable there is no happy ending.

Written by Chine McDonald

Wrath of Khan

// Is religion the last great taboo in comedy? Stand-up comics, Greg Davies and Russell Howard offer their insights.

Written by threads