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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 Review – Avatar

Article

April 2010
DVD

Film Review – Avatar

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…

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Film review – Slumdog Millionaire

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April 2009
DVD

Film review – Slumdog Millionaire

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…

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Review – The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

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August 2008
Book

Review – The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Film review The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianDirector: Andrew Adamson. Rated PG; running time 144mins.This is the second in the motion picture fantasy franchise created from the books by C. S. Lewis. The story recounts the adventures of the four Pevensie children - Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy - as they re-enter Narnia to help…

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Review – Is that you, Lord? – EP

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May 2008
Book

Review – Is that you, Lord? – EP

Is that you, Lord?Gary E. GilleyEvangelical Press92 pages; £6.95; ISBN: 978-0-85234-625-5 Christian guidance is such a perennially thorny issue for so many Christians that any good material is to be jumped upon. Gary Gilley's book provides much that is helpful.       His major argument is that the Bible is absolutely our only source of guidance…

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Review – Glory days – Julian Hardyman – IVP

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August 2007
Book

Review – Glory days – Julian Hardyman – IVP

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…

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Workers for the harvest field

News

April 2007
News

Workers for the harvest field

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…

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