The Club is a Chilean drama film directed by Pablo Larrain that won the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival and was selected as Chile’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards (it ultimately wasn’t nominated). So here’s the premise: four ‘retired’ Catholic priests, unable to fulfil their duties… Continue reading The Club.
This kind of thing is a little unusual for me, for a couple of reasons. First and most obviously, I don’t typically post book reviews on here, though perhaps it is something I will begin to do occasionally. Second, this particular book – a novel called ‘Love vs Honour’ – was written by someone I… Continue reading A (rare) book review: Love vs Honour.
“If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway…” – Stephen King I’m not here to talk about religious paintings. Or maybe in a way, I kind of am. Let me preface this by highlighting that there are a lot of people who, given… Continue reading Christianity and Art (or vice versa).
Judging from some of the outraged reactions Christians have been having towards the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, released on Valentine’s Day, you’d be forgiven for thinking it signals the end of wholesome cinema (such a thing never existed) and/ or will somehow lead all females everywhere to actively seek out abusive relationships (just as… Continue reading A balanced perspective on Fifty Shades of Grey.
It can be easy to forget how unhealthily prosperous we are in Western society. Much of humanity has drifted away from the ‘hunter-gatherer’ context in which we were created to thrive, and is now largely dependent on office jobs, fast food and mortgages to survive. Our minds and bodies protest in depression, obesity and drug… Continue reading Israel, Gaza and Iraq: Where are the Celebrity Pastors now?
I have known it to be insinuated within the church that to be single is some great detriment to a Christian. You may be shocked at this admission, and wonder what churches would openly teach such a thing. But let’s not be naive about the issue. A church does not have to clearly state this… Continue reading Marrying Tradition.
There have been a few bad reviews of U.S. Christian movie God’s Not Dead already, and some of you may think, if you are Christian, that this is a sign of secular society discriminating against us all. We must rise up against this persecution by the devil and support a movie such as this when… Continue reading God’s Not Dead… But He’s not an American middle class propagandist either.