The Earth remains intact after the start of the largest particle physics experiment ever conducted, in Switzerland, following high profile scares that it might destroy the world - a sign, say many, of the media's "science illiteracy".
Christianity has suffered as a result of trying to subject an ineffable and transcendent God to the inevitable limitations of speculative philosophy, says Giles Fraser. But divine reality impinges upon us much more immediately in the Gospel.
In an era where a basic understanding of what Christianity is about cannot be taken for granted, Simon Barrow welcomes a new book by philosopher and theologian Keith Ward which clears some ground and opens up issues.
Readers of The Independent newspaper were yesterday surprised to see a paid-for advert by God urging US President Bush to stop wrecking the planet. So far no-one has claimed responsibility for the divine intervention.