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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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Identity: How do I choose?

Identity: How do I choose?

  I am currently reading Mark Meynell’s “A Wilderness of Mirrors” book, which so far has been a fantastic read and I hope to write a review once I have finished the book. In his book, Mark explores how society can trust once again when its […]

5 Reasons to Read ‘Planet Narnia’

5 Reasons to Read ‘Planet Narnia’

I have just recently finished reading Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis by Michael Ward that came out quite a few years ago. I first heard of this book through the BBC documentary on the Narnia Code and then […]

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 […]

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 […]