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January 2017

PERSONAL VIEW: The single Christian and romance

Trevor A. Baker (Wigan) discusses issues arising out of Stuart Burgess’s book, God’s way for romance: getting back to biblical courtship, published by Day One (112 pages, £6.00; ISBN: 978-1-84625-497-0). There are three key problems with God’s way for romance: getting back to biblical courtship. First, the author seems to confuse Western cultural traditions…

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February 2015

How to watch a ‘biblical’ movie

With the recent release of Exodus: Gods and Kings following the earlier Noah movie, how should Bible-believing Christians consider engaging a film based on a Bible story? When we watch a normal secular film or TV programme, how do we watch it? For most of us we would make sure the content was appropriate and check…

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February 2015

Unbroken

Unbroken Many readers will be aware of the book War and grace by Don Stephens (EP Books), a collection of short biographies of Christians from the two World Wars. Its first story concerns an American of Italian extraction called Louis Zamperini. The new edition of the book reveals that he died on 2 July…

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February 2015

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings is the latest ‘biblical epic’ movie to be released. The emphasis is on the ‘epic’ rather than the ‘biblical’. Director Ridley Scott only broadly follows the Bible story. He is willing to depart from the biblical text to tell the story he wishes to tell. The focus is on spectacle:…

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December 2014

Their own poets – Interstellar

‘As some of your own poets have said…’ Acts 17:28      These articles are intended to provide insight into aspects of popular culture which might provide opportunities to speak to non-Christians about the relevance of the gospel. Paul quoted non-Christian poets to make a meaningful connection with unbelievers.      Interstellar is the…

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May 2014

Noah?

Paramount Pictures Directed by Darren Aronovsky Starring Russell Crowe Cert. 12A   One of my pet hates is the dinky sort of ‘Noah’s ark’ you see in toy shops and children’s books. The ark in Paramount Pictures’ film Noah is nothing like that. It is a hulking great thing, and when the animals come…

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August 2013

Holiday reading

2013 Books of the month January   February     March     April   May   June   July     August        

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August 2013

Summer reading

In our increasingly busy lives it is often not possible to find time to reflect, meditate or concentrate on the bigger issues and more important questions of life — questions like the state of our relationship with Christ, or how we spend our time here on earth. Sometimes a week or two's break is the…

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