I'm turning 30, so here is a list (complete with gifs) of my favourite 30 films since the year of my birth (1987)... click through to find out if your favourites are amongst mine.Read More
Habakkuk's prophetic book begins with a bang. Bursting open the doors of resigned apathy and quiet pietism by demanding of God a response to the violence and injustice he sees around him. I explore two responses, the first is direct from God, the second is found in Jesus' interaction with Zacchaeus.
... how many of those under the thumb of Zacchaeus, who’ve had to go without because of the taxes he levied, how many of those oppressed by his economic exploitation found solidarity with the words of Habakkuk – how many, when they heard the scroll of Habakkuk read in Synagogue thought of the violence and injustice inflicted upon them and their community by Zacchaeus, and how many cried out to God hoping for a response… and here, Jesus embodies that response and brings change.Read More
You will not survive here. You are not a wolf, and this is a land of wolves now.
A reflection on the final line of the excellent film, SICARIO and Jesus' sending of us into the midst of wolves. Why do we need the mix of dove and serpent, of shrewdness and innocence?
Serpents are wise to the ways of the wolves, to the darkness of the land, and because of that serpents can be subversive in their resistance, crafty in their struggle. The shrewdness of the serpents allows us to sidestep repaying like with like, of believing that the only way to stop a wolf is to become a wolf...Read More
What if Tripp Fuller's excellent guide to Jesus was reimagined as a movie about a competitive home brewer who reflects on his relationship with beer as he travels across the country to a prestigious competition?
You'd see that right? Well, read all about a movie that will never be made about a book that can easily be read, right here!
"Finally, as the road trip ends we catch up with the present, arriving at the great brew-off. Our young man, drawing on his journey, the wealth of experience he has pillaged and plundered, presents his beer."Read More
What do the wrestler CM Punk and the movie DEADPOOL have to teach us about advocacy and protest? Considerations in light of the current #LetThemStay refugee actions. Check out my nuanced photoshop work in that image!
"It’s the perfect plan really, create a system that pleases your supporters – identify the pockets rebellious antagonism, and then give them an outlet within the very system they decry – this way, whether they love you or hate you, they pay you."Read More
I want to talk about the film Ratatouille and the philosophical concept of the Event... thankfully these two things intersect wonderfully in the character of Anton Ego.
Image from Ratatouille (2007, Disney/Pixar - dir. Brad Bird)Read More