+ Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus made war’s pain intimate. She was shot and killed in Afghanistan last week.
+ Paul Rusesabagina, the real-life hero who inspired Hotel Rwanda, warns of a “simmering volcano” in his country, even as it marks 20 years since the genocide began.
+ Really enjoyed the new Christianity Today cover story by Jason Byasee on N.T. Wright.
+ In the third and final part of Ed Stetzer’s interview with Philip Jenkins, they discuss what the future of the global church might look like.
+ You don’t have to be Anglican to appreciate the Book of Common Prayer.
+ Seven ways books can help us, from none other than the book-loving Byron Borger himself.
+ Mike Cosper sees glimpses of hope in Wes Anderson’s films: “While his worlds are gorgeous and fantastical, his characters are deeply human.”
+ The D-backs have gotten off to a rough start this year. And then along comes this sobering analysis by Grantland baseball writer Jonah Keri, analyzing and questioning the team’s leadership in recent years. I’m holding out hope that 2014 won’t be another wasted season, but I’m concerned all the same.
+ Daniel Flynn reviews the new Johnny Cash biography: “A life overflowing with sad moments enjoyed a happy ending.”