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The Handmaid’s Tale: A dystopian reality

The Handmaid’s Tale: A dystopian reality

 I remember reading The Handmaid’s Tale a few years back and feeling utterly horrified and yet fascinated at the ideologies and events that swam on the pages of Atwood’s book. It’s not easy reading, it has a way of getting under your skin and sticking […]

5 books I’ve read this year

5 books I’ve read this year

I haven’t done a huge amount of blogging recently but I have been trying to read a bit more. So I thought I would share with you 5 books I’ve enjoyed so far this year: No Little Women by Aimee Byrd I have been waiting […]

When trying to be better, fails.

When trying to be better, fails.

I always like the idea of being a better version of myself. When I gaze at the self-help articles and books that adorn my facebook wall or bookshop shelf, it often prompts me to try harder at being a better me. More confident, kinder, generous, […]

Batman V Superman: The death of god

Batman V Superman: The death of god

*This post contains spoilers straight away Let’s start at the end of the film. The camera pans out from a funeral scene and then zooms in to a coffin, supposedly containing Superman – the god of this world. Dead. The scene pauses slightly and then […]

Paradoxology: Book Review

Paradoxology: Book Review

I must admit, before reading this book, I have always enjoyed reading Krish Kandiah’s books and articles. The first time I met him was during my time on CU exec at uni. As the Evangelism coordinator I had the privileged of working with him as […]

A space for Lamentation

A space for Lamentation

2016 felt like a hard year. A year of unexpected changes and outcomes that caused a wave of disbelief and heartache. It was also a year of great loss, as we turned on the news it felt like another person had died or another disaster […]

2016 Reading Round Ups

2016 Reading Round Ups

In 2016 I was pleasantly surprised to actually finish my reading target, which was to read 45 books. With a new baby needing nightfeeds and lots of ebooks, reaching my target wasn’t too difficult. So this year, I have set a target of 48 books […]

Westworld and Our Inner Darkness

Westworld and Our Inner Darkness

*Contains spoilers* In the new TV show Westworld, we are plunged into a fantasy world of infinite possibilities. We are quickly introduced to the hosts (androids/robots) who are characters in a story chosen for them by their creators (gods). Those hosts are also subject to […]

GCP Post: Helping your kids engage with stories

GCP Post: Helping your kids engage with stories

I’ve written a blog post over at Gospel-Centred Parenting about helping your kids engage with stories. Here is a little snippet of it: “…from an early age we can begin to help our children ask good questions about what they watch, revealing the places where […]

Go Jetters and Gospel Echoes

Go Jetters and Gospel Echoes

This is a guest post written by the lovely Cathy and Scott over at Gospel-Centred Parenting, where they write about how the gospel speaks into their lives as they navigate through the world of Christian parenting. — Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No […]