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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Resources for Halloween

5 Resources for Halloween

It’s that time of the year again where pumpkins get faces, kids get high on sugar and everything gets a bit spooky. It’s also that time of the year where I hear a lot of Christians say “we don’t do Halloween” while locking their front […]

What kind of world do we want to live in?

What kind of world do we want to live in?

In the film Gattaca, we see a futuristic world of advance science and technology. It’s a world striving for perfection, which is manifested through the powerful science of eugenics; where controlled breeding enables a society to run at its best, without any imperfections. We see […]

5 Resources for hosting a film discussion

5 Resources for hosting a film discussion

The first film discussion I ever went to was while I was involved in student ministry. It was during the Christian Union Events week, where a group of us gathered together in a small room and watched an arty short film from Kieslowski’s Dekalog series. […]

Threads Post: Have we finally got over our profile pictures?

Threads Post: Have we finally got over our profile pictures?

I’ve written an article over at the Threads website. Here is an excerpt – My mother-in-law caught me off guard the other day as we gathered together for a family photo. She announced very casually: “I’ll just get my selfie stick”. Everyone looked at each […]