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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 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 […]

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 […]

Echoes of the Gospel

Echoes of the Gospel

Tolkien writes in his essay “On Fairie Stories”: The Gospels contain a fairystory, or a story of a larger kind which embraces all the essence of fairy-stories. They contain many marvels—peculiarly artistic, beautiful, and moving: “mythical” in their perfect, self-contained significance; and among the marvels is […]

The Man Upstairs in the Lego Movie

The Man Upstairs in the Lego Movie

Last week my husband and I went to the cinema and watched the Lego movie. And everything was awesome… To be honest it ticked all of my inner geek boxes. With references from star trek, wars, gate and lord of the rings to super heroes […]

Disney and the Messages it Sends

Disney and the Messages it Sends

I grew up on Disney. The moving drawings, the damsel in distress, the out of the blue songs that make me cringe and yet I know all the words. A world of dragons,  talking animals, carpet rides, evil step mums, ugly sisters, useless fathers, pretty […]