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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 […]

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 feelsĀ familiar and also slightly alien […]

Traces of Hope in Game of Thrones

Traces of Hope in Game of Thrones

The world of Game of Thrones is a bleak, cold, dark arena. Most likeable characters are killed off too quickly and the ones that have cruelty in their veins seem to keep death at arm’s length. As a fan of this series, I do wonder […]

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 […]

5 Reasons to Read: Answering Jihad

5 Reasons to Read: Answering Jihad

Written by Nabeel Quereshi (author of “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus), this book comes at a time when a lot of people are asking questions about Islam. Nabeel writes this book from the perspective of growing up as a Muslim but now a follower of Jesus. […]

The Greatest Story ever told

The Greatest Story ever told

  The bible was something I viewed as being boring and obsolete. I thought it was full of rules that were impossible or ridiculous to follow. I thought it was really strange with things like talking snakes, donkeys and a beast that lives in the […]

5 Reasons to Read: The Myth of the Non-Christian

5 Reasons to Read: The Myth of the Non-Christian

I recently got a review copy (from Netgalley) of The Myth of the Non-Christian by Luke Cawley. Here is a short blurb from Goodreads: “There’s no such thing as a non-Christian. Somebody might self-identify as spiritual but not religious. Or they might be a practicing […]

Collection of Webs | 2

Collection of Webs | 2

My time has been somewhat limited due to the birth of our lovely son, hence the lack of blogging. But I have been doing lots of reading and watching various things, which I would like to share with you! Watching & Listening: Serial have started […]

Top 10 Books Read in 2015

Top 10 Books Read in 2015

In 2015 I set myself a goal to read 50 books in the year, however I only managed to read 40 books. Which is kind of what I expected, 50 books always felt slightly out of reach for me but it was a challenge I […]

Mary, Humanity & Humility

Mary, Humanity & Humility

Christmas is a time of waiting, remembering and rejoicing. The Father sends us the most precious gift of all. His Son. I have been thinking about this a lot. Mary, babies, humanity and humility. I guess more so recently as I wait for our child […]