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Ex Machina: A different kind of Eden

Ex Machina: A different kind of Eden

This post contains some spoilers. Ex Machina is a fascinating film that plunges its viewers into the world of man & machine, creator & creation. The dynamic between the two is rather intriguing and echoes a version of Eden that feels familiar and also slightly alien […]

The Martian, The Moon and Loneliness

The Martian, The Moon and Loneliness

I recently watched the film “The Martian” which is about a man being stranded on Mars, all alone, for a really long time. He faced the prospect of never having human contact again, never being touched, never having a face to face conversation and never […]

Thoughts on contextualisation | Part 2

Thoughts on contextualisation | Part 2

  Read Part 1 here. 1.Going to the places of worship in the city. It might be surprising to think of there being places to worship in our city, especially as our culture bends towards secularism. Yet people still worship and create things to worship, […]

Thoughts on Contextualisation | Part 1

Thoughts on Contextualisation | Part 1

In Barbara Kingsolver’s book, the Poisonwood Bible, we meet a missionary family that has recently moved to Africa to preach the Gospel. This family comes with a strict southern Baptist father, Nathan, who aims to plant a church and convert the African people. What is […]

Collection of Webs | 1

Collection of Webs | 1

I thought I would resurrect this to share with you some of things I have been reading/watching and listening to! Watching & Listening: Nerdwriter over on youtube does very cool short videos on various topics. One that I have enjoyed recently is his video on […]

Blue Jasmine & the Delusion of the Matrix

Blue Jasmine & the Delusion of the Matrix

“It’s just an accident that we happen to be on earth, enjoying our silly little moments, distracting ourselves as often as possible so we don’t have to really face up to the fact that we’re just temporary people. You can distract yourself a billion different […]

Dr Foster & the Game of Hide and Seek

Dr Foster & the Game of Hide and Seek

  There was this moment in the TV series “Dr Foster” that caught my attention. It mostly caught my attention because that same scene was played on Gogglebox so that we could see the reactions of some of the people watching. And I found it […]

Inside Out & the Place of Sadness

Inside Out & the Place of Sadness

*There are a few spoilers* In the film Inside Out we meet two emotions that seem totally opposed to one another; joy and sadness. They live inside an 11-year-old girls head called Riley. It turns out that Joy doesn’t want Sadness anywhere near Riley’s memories. […]

The Need for Truth and Beauty

The Need for Truth and Beauty

In Michael Ward’s “Planet Narnia” book he describes C.S.Lewis’s love for truth and beauty like this: “the wise man does not think only in the category of truth; the category of beauty is also worth thinking in” – Planet Narnia pg27 Lewis had a particular […]

Stories, Desires & the Christmas Adverts

Stories, Desires & the Christmas Adverts

You can tell when Christmas is here. It’s not so much the cold chill in the air or the stock of Turkey crowns in Morrisons. Instead its the John Lewis Advert that marks the start of Christmas (in November) and alongside that the Coca Cola […]