Giles Fraser got Lent off to a good start with his Thought for the Day on Thursday on the BBC.
Some newspaper columns look at recent events in various lights. The Times has Jonathan Sacks writing about One thing a Muslim, a Jew, a Christian and a humanist can agree on. The Guardian has Ian Bradley comparing the recent Lib Dem leadership contest to contemporary British Christianity in Face to Faith. Earlier this week, the Guardian had an interesting column by Madeleine Bunting on British multiculturalism, It takes more than tea and biscuits to overcome indifference and fear.
Christopher Howse in the Telegraph reviews a book: Can hope save you from hell?
More substantial is this article from the Economist by Matthew Bishop The business of giving.