He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples.They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.Isaiah 2v4 It feels...
This time, Katy is chatting with her sister, Steph. The podcast might be called Tangents because Katy never stays on track but this is even truer when talking with Steph. While the aim is to discuss how three different characters in Lord of the Rings can be a metaphor for Jesus, that doesn’t mean they can’t continue an argument from their childhood. Honestly, it’s worth a listen for the giggles alone.
To a Tommy on Good Friday (2007) On this day, so long agoone man died so you may live.We celebrate his deathwith joy in mourning. How come then, when you diedso many could live free,one day is celebratedthrough mourning in mourning. Surely you deserve a wakedown...
With all these books, films, and TV series, I’ve always had an awareness of what does my life for fictional worlds of fantasy, supernatural and the gothic means for my life as a Christian. When I’m consuming so much about magic and good vs. evil and otherworldly creatures, what will be the impact in my real life?
While all our content will not always discuss the Bible or our faith as Christians, they are very much the foundation to this blog. So whether we are discussing unconditional love in Harry Potter or why second breakfasts are brilliant, everything is built on the truth of the Bible. The Nicene Creed just happens to be a concise but detailed way of explaining what that truth is.
In the last post, we spent almost 2,000 words discussing Harry Potter and why it is loved so much. Ultimately, it all came down to one thing: our need to be recognised and to be loved. We want to save the day but we also want to be saved.
Unfortunately, all J.K. Rowling can offer us is a fantasy world captured between the pages of a book and the reels of a film. When we realise that, the world becomes a duller place without the bright colours of Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. So what would if I told you that there was a better option than the Wizarding World?
There are a lot of books out there about children who have a specific destiny or appear to be “chosen”. Sometimes they are a group, like the Pevensies in the Chronicles of Narnia, and sometimes they are solo, like Percy Jackson in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. But for some reason, they haven’t struck the same chord as Harry Potter did. The orphan with a lightning bolt scar, who lived in the Cupboard Under the Stairs and found out he was a wizard, captured the heart of a generation. While adults did read the books, it is those of us who grew up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione who have kept their story alive.
This first conversation is with my friend Ceri. We’re discussing all thing modesty, from our personal experiences with modesty through to whether men should practice it as well. I hope you enjoy listening!
As Christians, we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about our bodies. We spend a lot of time thinking about the state of our hearts, minds, souls, but not the physical miracle that we carry them around in. So as I start a new series on what the Bible says about the different parts of the self listed in The Greatest Commandment (bible reference), I thought I would start with the body.
Home for Good believes God is calling the whole church to advocate for vulnerable children. Some may be called to foster and adopt, while others will be prompted to stand with those who do, and we think the Church is ideally placed to welcome and support families who care for vulnerable children.