Casting my eye around the net, this seems to be a bit of a gloomy Friday! I won't bother with links as some of these stories are well-known (and multiply reported) or easily found via Google. John Stott is dead. Homophobia, supported by churches, is on the rise in Ghana. The US has not yet solved its most immediate financial crisis (because it does not know how to solve its medium and long-term crises?). Europe is in deeper financial trouble than most of us think (something about 'ten year spreads' and how they are telling experts the news is very bad). The horror of Norway's deaths is repeatedly linked to the killer being a right-wing Christian jihadist. The Diocese of Sydney's financial woes continue with further reductions in income.
We live by faith, not by sight!