3 Things: a Film, a Podcast & an Album

I do these posts every now and then when there are a few things I want to review/talk about, but they don’t need a full post each. Read on for my take on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a new podcast on reading the Bible, and the new album from The Classic Crime. ‘Please…

Facebook is like McDonald’s

When it comes to food, most of us have an idea of what’s good for us and what’s bad for us. A home cooked meal with some veg and maybe a bit of chicken is pretty good, while a Big Mac is pretty bad. That doesn’t mean we always eat healthily, but at least we…

5 Podcasts I Love

Most people close to me have probably heard me spouting off about something or other I heard on a podcast. I got into podcasts originally because I loved listening to tabletop gaming shows while I was doing data entry work, and then slowly moved away from them to more faith-related shows that I listen to…

Blogs, Books and a Lot of Writing: Interview with Steven Hardy

For this post, I’m excited to bring you an interview with a very good friend of mine, Steven Hardy. Over the past year, Steven has written his first book, and set up a new blog. I took the opportunity to ask him a few questions… Let’s start with a bit about yourself for readers that…

Guest Post: Everything Comes Back to God

When I spoke to Ben about writing a post for his blog, I asked him if there was anything specific he’d like to hear from me. He suggested that maybe it was worth thinking about what insights I might be able to bring that he might not be able to – I imagine he meant…

4 Random Things – Sermons, Games & More

Every now and then I do posts that cover a variety of topics, and this is another one of those. The following four topics are all things that I want to share some thoughts on, but I don’t have enough material to flesh out a whole post. First off I’m going to talk about a…

The Changing Faces of Heroes

Superheroes. They’re on our TVs. In our cinemas. On our computers. On our smart phones. Games consoles. Books. Comics. Toys. Adverts. Everyone wants a piece of the enormous superhero-shaped pie that has been served to us since the huge success of films like Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and Robert Downey Jr. made Iron Man awesome….

Whose Side Are You On?

We’re two and a half months away from the Civil War that will shake Marvel’s cinematic universe to its core. Another trailer has just been released with tantalising hints of what to expect. The lines have been drawn and we know who’s fighting whom. The question is, which side are you on? The Civil War…

Daily Life (feat. Sofa Sermons)

The observant among you will have noticed that plastered to the top of this post is a video. This video is the first ’60 Second Sermon’ from Lewis, a good friend of mine, as he gets his Sofa Sermons channel up and running. I decided to write this post as a way of engaging with…

We Worship the Same God, Right?

This post is about a program I half-watched on Sunday evening, as I was reading: ‘My Mediterranean, with Adrian Chiles’. It was the first in a new BBC2 series that followers the presented on a journey round the Mediterranean. Nothing special, you might think. The thing that the show’s title doesn’t tell you, however, is…

Frankenstein

What do you think about when you think about Frankenstein? Do you think of a dark and stormy night, with a half-mad scientist hunched over his grisly creation? A green monster with a bolt through his neck, lumbering along? A sci-fi romance that is profoundly emotive and thought-provoking? Since its publication in 1818, Mary Shelley’s…

Marvel Films: Ultron and Phase 3

I should probably start this post with yet another apology for my recent radio silence – the funny thing is that since finishing my exam and coursework period I probably have less time to write blog posts than I did during it! I’ve also suffered from a bit of a lack of inspiration recently (any…