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Can you be a Christian and buy a diamond ring?

// After promising to myself that I'd never buy an uncertified diamond, I bought two...

Written by Jim Atkins

Picked by Thomas McConaghie

Posted over two years ago, Jim Atkin’s post about buying an ethically-sourced engagement ring still rings true… so much so that we featured it in our newest threads mag.

The importance of being publicly crap on Instagram

// There is nothing that pushes the inadequacy buttons ...

Written by Mim Skinner

Picked by Amaris Cole

I’m worried that Miriam might have written this post especially for me, because I can barely look at a superfood smoothie without wondering which filter will make it look most likeable. If you don’t see any pictures on your feed for the next few days, I haven’t been struck down by flu – I’m just taking note of this very wise writer.

Earplugs & radiation: what’s the point of prayer?

// "I don’t have faith that God will grant each one of my requests."

Written by Jonty Langley

Picked by Chine Mbubaegbu

In his inimitable style, Jonty Langley, is able to communicate really complex theological ideas in a way that makes them totally relatable to real life. Theologians have been grappling with prayer for centuries and this article helps us get our heads round this a bit more by demonstrating the idea of prayer through losing earplugs that might get stuck on your bum. Classic.