THE BRITISH government is close to releasing the findings of its inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko. It appears Litvinenko was killed after exposing links between the Russian mafia and associates of Vladimir Putin.
THE TELEVISION series Dig is a well-written and stylish archaeological thriller. We discuss elements of the show and the tendency of people — selves included — to incorporate fiction into our theology.
WE MISS Patrick Heron. This dear brother in the Lord made us think and he did it while making us smile. Today is Paddy’s birthday. In tribute, we bring back an interview we recorded in February of 2007–an hour that will make you think and make you smile.
THE TITLE of this week’s show is a reference to an exchange this week on QVC about whether the Moon is a planet or a star. Closer to home, we discuss Russia, ISIS, a third gender, and a flap 60 years ago, when the United States tracked a pair of “natural” satellites that suddenly appeared on radar in low earth orbit over the equator.