Category Archives: film

A Million Dreams or Making Do?

In the film ‘The Greatest Showman’, a young Barnum sings the song ‘A Million Dreams’ to Charity. He has a terrible start in life, living in poverty and coping with the death of his father but despite this he sings: … Continue reading

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The Man Comes Around: Some thoughts about the Logan End Credits Song

At the end of watching ‘Logan’ I sat in the cinema and waited for the usual Marvel film end credits scene. As I waited (very impatiently!) I began to notice the Biblical references in the lyrics of the song being … Continue reading

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When good friends fight: Some thoughts about Captain America Civil War

So I went to see Captain America: Civil War and I was surprised at how violent the fight scenes were between people who had previously been friends. As Hawkeye (I have to try hard not to call him Legolas!) and Black … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, I won’t get kittens when I grow up

The other day, my daughter started randomly talking with me about when she grows up. She may only be 6, but one day she said that she is going to have her own house and that she will have kittens. A short while … Continue reading

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While There is Light we have a Chance

I loved watching the latest Star Wars film. I enjoyed the action and the humour but what struck me the most was the line: While there is light we still have a chance. In case you still haven’t seen it, … Continue reading

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The One About The Red Carpet

So, yesterday it was the world premiere of the new James Bond film, Spectre and there was a red carpet to greet and welcome the people who had a ticket. A red carpet sends out the message to the people invited that they are special and important. As … Continue reading

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The one when I talked to myself

So, I gave a talk at church and it wasn’t the best talk that I have ever given but it wasn’t that bad either. I take communication seriously and so I spent some time thinking of ways I could have improved it … Continue reading

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The One Where Mary Poppins Came to Church

A few weeks ago, Mary Poppins came to Orchard Baptist Church and she even lent me her umbrella to use as an illustration in my talk. We had invited people to come dressed as someone who inspires them and we … Continue reading

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The one about Coconuts at a Castle

So, we were walking out of the castle gate when someone came towards us banging two halves of a coconut together. Can you guess why? I didn’t find it strange at all and I have to confess that my first … Continue reading

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Fix you, Brave, brokenness and transformation

One of Coldplay’s most famous songs is ‘Fix you’ and I recently came across this video which uses the song to help remind us of the way that God has transformed Christians. The visual imagery matches the song perfectly as we … Continue reading

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