All articles by Gary Aston
Gary is one of the Pastors at Redeemer church Leeds where he moved to plant in 2010. Prior to that Gary served in a number of different
churches around the UK.
Film reviewAvatar James Cameron has a knack of making films that redefine cinematic boundaries. Titanic did it, and now he has done it all over again with his latest film Avatar. The facts speak for themselves: a $280,000,000 budget; 14 years to make it; new technology invented; box office returns of $1 billion in just…Read more
Film review Slumdog MillionaireDirector: Danny Boyle. Rated 15; running time 120 mins. It would have been hard to miss the all the recent publicity surrounding Danny Boyle's film Slumdog Millionaire. Having won eight Oscars it has become a huge success. The film tells the story of Salim, an orphan from the slums of Mumbai who becomes…Read more
Glory daysJulian HardymanIVP160 pages; £6.99ISBN: 978-1-84474-153-3 Christians often split their lives into two clear and distinct sections - the secular and the sacred. The sacred is whatever pertains to their faith (church, Bible reading, prayer etc.) while the secular takes up everything else (work, leisure etc.). As a result, the sacred days are (to use…Read more
A common lament that echoes through the empty corridors of many churches is, 'Where are all the young men for the ministry?' It is a complex question. Undoubtedly many factors have contributed to the current situation, but one of them may simply be that we haven't talked about it enough. The profile of full-time…Read more