I write a short monthly leaders' article for the Urban Saints (formerly Crusaders and I'm sure Urbane Saints would have been cooler) Energize web-site. Each month we help youth leaders to tackle a main news story and use it to introduce themes to their group; themes which are also in the Bible. It's called Energize in the News. Sorry, you have to subscribe to read my stuff.
In researching the latest piece, which is about the three succesive defeats England suffered nationally over one week at football, rugby and motor racing, I came across this article by Harry Peason from the Guardian earlier this year. I recall reading it at the time but it got better on re-reading. If you're English and ever do anything, ever, see if it stops you in your tracks. It did me. Again.