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The other night I was zoned out in front of Van Helsing before flipping over to ‘The book that shook the world’. It’s a doco about The Little Red Schoolbook, by Danish teachers Soren Hansen and Jesper Jensen, published in Australia in 1972.

The Shack

I’ve been writing about Wm Paul Young’s The Shack recently and the result has been two short papers which pick up on what seemed to me to be two main themes: Suffering and Relationship with God. There’s so much stuff in The Shack that it seems near impossible for any […]

Why read the Old Testament?

This got chopped out of an upcoming sermon for SAS. The Old Testament (OT) seems strange and dense to us. It seems so much the thing of another time and place: the writings of an ancient Palestinian culture about their dealings with a powerful, mysterious God (is he even the […]

His Dark Materials

This is an informal critique of the His Dark Materials series in response to the concerns of some people in my church. Looking forward to comments. Hope it’s helpful!   Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials: a Christian critique Tamie Davis The soon-to-be released film The Golden Compass has caused some […]

Ticket to Charing Cross

Here’s the brochure for EU Leavers’ Day. The typography was subconsciously inspired by The Designers Republic. The retro-tech tubular contraption is a drawing of Kennington station in the London underground. It’s from some guy who has collected stacks of railway maps (helped by this guy). These London railway schematics became […]

Duncton Wood (book review)

Welcome to the scurrying world of animal fantasy literature! Duncton Wood (1980) is the bestselling first novel in William Horwood’s epic six-book series about moles. The moles of Horwood’s ‘moledom’ are kung-fu fighters, writers, and liturgy-chanters, but are otherwise styled naturalistically, like Richard Adams’ rabbits in Watership Down (1972). Duncton Wood […]