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…

God Online

As the recent viral video of Stephen Fry shows, the Internet can be a powerful tool for anyone with a point to prove or a message to share. Whether it’s through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogging, memes or whatever, there are ways to get your point of view seen. Take my response to Fry’s video, for…

Happy is a Yuppie Word

The ‘secret of happiness’ is a prize coveted by so many people in the Western world today. The idea of happiness is worshiped as the highest goal in life, as the most important thing. If I could just be happy, we think, then my life will be okay. This goal is the topic of news…

A Christian at Comic Con

This weekend just gone was the weekend of London’s MCM Comic Con. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a massive exhibition in London’s ExCel Centre crammed full of stalls selling anything and everything that’s in some way related to sci-fi and fantasy TV, films, books or games. I don’t know…

The Art of Celebration (and a little chat about rules)

I’m no massive Rend Collective fan, but this one song – Boldly I Approach (The Art of Celebration) –really gripped me the couple of times they played it at this year’s Momentum conference and got stuck in my head. Looking back now, this idea, the idea of the art of celebration (read into that worship…

Bits and Pieces: 5 Short Reviews

Having taken a short break from blogging these last few weeks I wanted to return with a round up of a few of the different things (mainly books/films) that have caught my eye since my last post 3 weeks ago today. Transformers 4 Michael Bay’s summer blockbuster was big, brash, loud and as unsubtle as…

Some More Christian Music

As many of you may know if you’ve seen other posts I’ve written or if you know me personally, I made a decision a few years ago to only listen to Christian music. I’ve posted blogs before on my reasons for this (Why I Only Listen to Christian Music) and relating to the subject, including…

Value

What is it that we value? And why is it that we give those things their value? The answers to both those questions will be different for every single person. Sure, there’ll be some overlaps. Most Christians would (I would expect) answer ‘God’ (or ‘Jesus’) to the first question; most people in relationships would presumably…

Everything Is Awesome

A bit of context to this post. At the time of writing this sentence it’s 22:28. My laptop speakers are blaring the song ‘Everything Is Awesome’. That means incredible lyrics including the words ‘awesome possum’ rhymed (tenuously) with ‘chocolate frosting’. Yeah, I’ve just been to see the LEGO Movie. It’s upbeat. It’s fun. I would…

Marvel Films 2014

This post is going to be a bit of an indulgence to my inner fan-boy, but with the awesomeness that’s coming up in the next few months I hope you can forgive me. If you’re not a fan of the existing Marvel franchise then you probably won’t sympathise with anything that I’m about to say,…