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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 […]

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 […]

Fairy Tales in the Dark

Fairy Tales in the Dark

We have all grown up to the tune of “Once upon a time…” It brings comfort hearing those words as we brace ourselves for the impending adventure. Disney has coined this phrase and produced stories that bring back childhood memories of princes and princesses. Disney […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stories, Desires & the Christmas Adverts

Stories, Desires & the Christmas Adverts

You can tell when Christmas is here. It’s not so much the cold chill in the air or the stock of Turkey crowns in Morrisons. Instead its the John Lewis Advert that marks the start of Christmas (in November) and alongside that the Coca Cola […]