Category Archives: TV and film

Dear Stephen Fry, I like you, from God

Stephen old boy. God here – you know, the Almighty one, the Alpha and Omega, the LORD – or ‘the Maniac’ if you prefer. 😉 Forgive me for popping up unannounced – dreadfully rude. (The poor chap whose blog I’ve … Continue reading

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2014 – review of the year

So, a slightly belated Happy New Year to you all. Before we move on to new things, how was 2014 for you? For me it was a fairly challenging year that I’m not entirely sorry to bid farewell to. Continuing … Continue reading

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Why Harry Potter is not Satanic

Okay, I know that all the Harry Potter controversies flared up and died aeons ago. But I’ve long wanted to write about it, and I have the excuse that it’s vaguely back in the religious news, with ‘The Teenage Exorcists’ … Continue reading

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What to make of The Teenage Exorcists?

I don’t know if any of you caught the recent BBC documentary on ‘The Teenage Exorcists’ – three all-American girls who, under the mentoring of Pastor Bob Larson (father of one of the three), have a dramatic deliverance ministry. If … Continue reading

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‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’, Evil, and the impact of Incarnation

I mentioned in my ‘Hating the God you Love’ post that I’d recently watched The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. While not a ‘Christian’ film, it has a deeply Christian underlying message, and enough theology to keep you going for … Continue reading

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Wonders of the Universe – Entropy wins?

Sorry for the hiatus in posting… I’m still recovering from turning 38 at the weekend. 😉 This post is therefore a little out of date now, but when you’re talking about the Universe and Deep Time who’s counting a few … Continue reading

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Bible’s buried secrets?

This isn’t a proper post, but as there’s been a lot of interest around the recent TV series ‘Bible’s Buried Secrets’ presented by Francesca Stavrakopoulou I thought I’d put you in the way of a good page from someone else’s blog. … Continue reading

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