1. I have been reading 'Hidden Christmas' and have not been able to get over the character of King Herod. It's birth (ing) my Christmas day sermon.
2. This is an extraordinary extract about Donald Trump which will make you no more confident of what the future may hold. Apparently, he has nine Christians in his cabinet.
3. I have got a new iphone after 6.5 years (cracked screen etc) which is exciting. The tech has moved on a little. Here are the 10 Best Free Apps of 2016
4. This is the time of year for books list and a good time to select some potential reading for 2017
5. John Piper on reading books by non-Christians
7. Keller on 'The 3 dangers for anyone in Ministry' and an interview on his new book 'Making sense of God'
9. Getting ready to read the Bible through in 2017- 5 Steps.
10. Rod Liddle on 'A new poverty'