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Batman V Superman: The death of god

Batman V Superman: The death of god

*This post contains spoilers straight away Let’s start at the end of the film. The camera pans out from a funeral scene and then zooms in to a coffin, supposedly containing Superman – the god of this world. Dead. The scene pauses slightly and then […]

Westworld and Our Inner Darkness

Westworld and Our Inner Darkness

*Contains spoilers* In the new TV show Westworld, we are plunged into a fantasy world of infinite possibilities. We are quickly introduced to the hosts (androids/robots) who are characters in a story chosen for them by their creators (gods). Those hosts are also subject to […]

What kind of world do we want to live in?

What kind of world do we want to live in?

In the film Gattaca, we see a futuristic world of advance science and technology. It’s a world striving for perfection, which is manifested through the powerful science of eugenics; where controlled breeding enables a society to run at its best, without any imperfections. We see […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

This Messy Human needs to be Heard

This Messy Human needs to be Heard

“People love to talk but hate to listen. Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us. You can listen like a blank wall or like […]