Film essays · Theology

A balanced perspective on Fifty Shades of Grey.

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.

Theology

Israel, Gaza and Iraq: Where are the Celebrity Pastors now?

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?

Theology

God’s Not Dead… But He’s not an American middle class propagandist either.

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.