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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 5 Films Watched in 2014

Top 5 Films Watched in 2014

To accompany my Top 5 Books Read in 2014, I thought I would also share with you my top 5 films that I have watched this year. You are able to buy these films from Amazon.co.uk by clicking on the picture of the film* 1. […]

Everyone Needs a Hero

Everyone Needs a Hero

“Superheroes were born in the minds of people desperate to be rescued.” ― Jodi Picoult, The Tenth Circle We love stories with heroes in and in particular we like superheroes. We like our superman, batman and Ironman. We like our avengers, our guardians of the galaxy […]

Frozen: True Love

Frozen: True Love

When I was a kid watching Disney films was a real treat. I grew up with the magic of Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Jungle Book. Singing along and enjoying the classic boy meets girl story. I have written before about how Disney gets […]