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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Reasons to Read: A Wilderness of Mirrors

5 Reasons to Read: A Wilderness of Mirrors

Recently I was given a review copy of Mark Meynell’s new book: A wilderness of mirrors. Overall I found this book a rich and insightful read. Here are 5 reasons why: 1. A deep look at culture – Mark Meynell invites us to take a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prometheus: A Cold Creator

Prometheus: A Cold Creator

In the opening scene of Prometheus we meet our creator and the origins of life on earth begin to unfold in a brutal way. The rest of the film is about humanity trying to connect with their creator and understand the Origin of life on […]