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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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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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DVD review – Courageous
September 2012

DVD review – Courageous

DVD review — Courageous Director: Alex KendrickRated: Suitable for 12 years and over If you are familiar with the work of the Kendrick brothers and Sherwood Pictures (Flywheel, Facing the giants, Fireproof), you will know what to expect from their latest DVD Courageous.     The theme this time is fatherhood, with the focus on…

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Set in stone
April 2012

Set in stone

DVD review — Set in stone58 minutes, Truth in Science, £12.95www.truthinscience.org.ukThe organisation Truth in Science has done us a real service in providing this high quality, thought-provoking documentary DVD.     The documentary begins and ends at Siccar Point, a geological site made famous by James Hutton's visit in 1788. As a result of studies…

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Faraday – Man of science and man of God
February 2012

Faraday – Man of science and man of God

DVD reviewFaraday — Man of science and man of GodProfessor Andy McIntosh2011 Answers in Genesis (UK/Europe), £9.00A sad trend in Britain is the declining awareness of our Christian heritage. The ambition to change the world is good, and past generations did just that.     We often think of the noble army of pastors, teachers…

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Go, stand, speak – the forgotten power of the public proclamation of the gospel
February 2012

Go, stand, speak – the forgotten power of the public proclamation of the gospel

DVD reviewGo, stand, speak — the forgotten power of the public proclamation of the gospelThe Apologetics Group & Go Stand Speak Ministries $14.99 from http://www.gostandspeak.comThis production is of a good quality, with interviews and footage that lasts over two hours. It is helpfully broken up into its various sections.     A number of evangelical…

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