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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 […]

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 […]

Threads Post: How would you rate yourself?

Threads Post: How would you rate yourself?

I’ve written another article over at the Threads Website on the first episode of the new Black Mirror Series. Here is an excerpt: The episode, Nosedive, holds up a stark dystopian mirror to our social media obsessed world, where everyone has a rating and can […]

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 […]

Interstellar: The Story of Love

Interstellar: The Story of Love

I think Interstellar might be one of my favourite films of all time. I’ve seen it three or four times now and each time I find it enriching to watch. This film is coated in physics and chemistry with tons of sci-fi goodness, yet at […]

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 […]

Channel 4’s Eden: Can we start again?

Channel 4’s Eden: Can we start again?

What if we could start again? Is the catchphrase of the new TV series on Channel 4 called Eden. It’s a social experiment seeing how modern Britons cope with a year out in the sticks, surviving on the land rather than on their smart-phones. The […]

The Economy of Time

The Economy of Time

“We are food for worms, lads! Because we’re only going to experience a limited number of springs, summers, and falls. One day, hard as it is to believe, each and every one of us is going to stop breathing, turn cold, and die!”  –  John Keating […]

Pokemon Go & Creating Community

Pokemon Go & Creating Community

You have probably seen a new craze hit the gaming and social media world in the last couple of weeks: Pokemon Go. It seems everyone is playing it! News articles keep popping up in my feed about the game and friends have been posting cartoon […]

Fairy Tales in the Dark

Fairy Tales in the Dark

We have all grown up to the tune of “Once upon a time…” It brings comfort hearing those words as we brace ourselves for the impending adventure. Disney has coined this phrase and produced stories that bring back childhood memories of princes and princesses. Disney […]