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Oh, the Children


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OH, THE CHILDREN! THE CHILDREN! OH, THE CHILDREN!

A terrifying moment came in the history of Israel, in the land of Egypt, when God’s restraint suddenly seemed to “fail”.

God heard and He saw and, so, God answered.

(As a parent – as a Mummy or Daddy – how would you answer your suffering children as they cried to you for help?)

At that time in Egypt, just as today, the exclamation mark in the cry of His enslaved, worship-suppressed people was the petrified screaming of countless infants & children.

Don’t be deceived or blasé, friends: there may be nothing new under the sun but the days in which we are living are unparalleled in their evil.

Christ is coming to judge the living and the dead – to demonstrate His justice, beginning with His true Church – and He will not be appearing on a My-Little-Pony with a poxy rainbow flag in hand.

May we be prepared in heart and mind and will for the shaking travail that is coming as our Heavenly Father, Yahweh, again interrupts our proud, trailing history.

Maranatha

“…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”

— Matthew 18:6

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Church, Culture, Mental Health, Theology

Joker: The Best Film I’ve Ever Seen?


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I nearly didn’t go because I’d heard that it was pretty “gritty” and that – like The Blair Witch Project in 1999 – some guys in America had left the cinema because they couldn’t handle the intensity of what they were watching.

Still, wooed by curiosity and the acting excellence of Joaquin Phoenix, I decided to head to the cinema to give it a try.

How was it then that Joker transpired to be arguably the most powerful film I’ve ever seen?  (more…)

Culture, faith, Mental Health

The Bothy Sessions: update


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A very exciting collaborative team, including quality film-makers and screen-writers, have now gathered around this project.

We paused on the filming of The Bothy Sessions a couple of weeks ago sensing that there was more in the Lord’s heart about this than just a cool book review/response.

There’s a much-needed, wider conversation about the unique mental health challenges for the Christian, and this is now going to be shot in early August 2018. It’s a humbling undertaking.

In the meantime, if you’re interested, please drop me a line with any questions and – for a little taster – here’s a little more context for you:

The Heart of a Sojourner – the mental health of a Christian

Bible, Church, Culture, Theology

Bishop Michael Curry: Miracle Donkey or Whore Mule?


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The dislocated union of promiscuous wife and distraught husband is the most powerful picture in the entire Bible. No other poetic device or theme comes as close to conveying the smitten and lovingly-steadfast heart of God. In short, the juxtaposition of adultery and fidelity – God-amnesia and Jesus-fascination – is the premier theme of all Holy Writ. (more…)