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The Handmaid’s Tale: A dystopian reality

The Handmaid’s Tale: A dystopian reality

 I remember reading The Handmaid’s Tale a few years back and feeling utterly horrified and yet fascinated at the ideologies and events that swam on the pages of Atwood’s book. It’s not easy reading, it has a way of getting under your skin and sticking […]

A space for Lamentation

A space for Lamentation

2016 felt like a hard year. A year of unexpected changes and outcomes that caused a wave of disbelief and heartache. It was also a year of great loss, as we turned on the news it felt like another person had died or another disaster […]

Go Jetters and Gospel Echoes

Go Jetters and Gospel Echoes

This is a guest post written by the lovely Cathy and Scott over at Gospel-Centred Parenting, where they write about how the gospel speaks into their lives as they navigate through the world of Christian parenting. — Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No […]

Interstellar: The Story of Love

Interstellar: The Story of Love

I think Interstellar might be one of my favourite films of all time. I’ve seen it three or four times now and each time I find it enriching to watch. This film is coated in physics and chemistry with tons of sci-fi goodness, yet at […]

Channel 4’s Eden: Can we start again?

Channel 4’s Eden: Can we start again?

What if we could start again? Is the catchphrase of the new TV series on Channel 4 called Eden. It’s a social experiment seeing how modern Britons cope with a year out in the sticks, surviving on the land rather than on their smart-phones. The […]

Pokemon Go & Creating Community

Pokemon Go & Creating Community

You have probably seen a new craze hit the gaming and social media world in the last couple of weeks: Pokemon Go. It seems everyone is playing it! News articles keep popping up in my feed about the game and friends have been posting cartoon […]

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 Martian, The Moon and Loneliness

The Martian, The Moon and Loneliness

I recently watched the film “The Martian” which is about a man being stranded on Mars, all alone, for a really long time. He faced the prospect of never having human contact again, never being touched, never having a face to face conversation and never […]

5 Reasons to Read: Answering Jihad

5 Reasons to Read: Answering Jihad

Written by Nabeel Quereshi (author of “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus), this book comes at a time when a lot of people are asking questions about Islam. Nabeel writes this book from the perspective of growing up as a Muslim but now a follower of Jesus. […]

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 […]