He breaks the power of canceled sin, He sets the prisoner free; His blood can make the foulest clean, His blood availed for me! This classic hymn is all about the problem of sin, and its solution, the great Saviour Jesus. It’s a real celebration song, and when Charles Wesley […]
It’s a bit of a dream job, really: Sophie Lister gets paid to watch movies. Heaps of them. Sophie (right) works for the Damaris Trust, creating reviews, discussion guides and podcasts which appear on Culturewatch for ‘exploring the message behind the media’. Sophie’s articles are a fantastic model of Christian […]
You’ll find occasional movie reviews on this blog as we do our best to engage with the visual storytelling of our culture. But this time, let’s talk with a pro: Sophie Lister, who writes about film on a weekly basis. Sophie (right) works for the Damaris Trust, creating reviews, discussion […]
In my last post, I argued that The Hunger Games is nothing new – but that’s a good thing! Young adults need texts like this and they ought not to be censored for early high school readers. In this post, I want to address some specific concerns about the novel. […]
We need to renew the way we read the Bible. I’ll be writing more about this in the months to come, but tonight I was particularly struck by one of the reasons why. In the story of King Solomon (1 Kings 1–12), we read about a mighty ruler with the […]
This is for our cross-cultural Bible group, made for retelling! Download it here. It’s a story about Jesus from Matthew and the drawings are inspired by Annie Vallotton (see 1, 2, 3).
There has been much questioning of the accuracy of David Fincher’s The Social Network. All this discussion, including the comments of the Facebook founder himself, revolves around what the film got right and got wrong. Of course, the film is not a documentary. The screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, has said as much: he set […]