A passionate resonse

Sarah's Stuff!reports: "My cousin went and saw the passion and cried her eyes out- afterwards, she went to church and devoted her life to Jesus Christ. That sounds like a changed life if you ask me."Of course, not to be too picky, but I guess we would all like to know what kind of Christian did she devote herself to being?Is this one of those films that we all bring our prejudices to? Does an atheist leave more convinced of the fallacy of Christianity? Does a catholic see Mary's role even … [Read more...]

The Passion

MArk Roberts has given me more reason to regret that I cannot yet make my own mind up about this film!"I don't think any movie has ever inspired more emotionally charged and widely varied responses. In this sense at least, The Passion of the Christ is very much like Jesus himself. Almost nobody who has seen this movie responds to it in a detached manner. Though the responses to The Passion of the Christ have been all over the map, they share one ironic quality: profound passion. The diversity … [Read more...]

The Passion is here (or at least in the US!)

blogs4God is listing all the differing Passion reviews (it has been sold-out). I love the paradox that Christians are promoting a film that in the UK will be an 18! I am a bit sad that I cannot really wade into these discussions as in the UK we still await our opportunity to view it. But view it I will, and once all my blogging friends are bored of it I will no doubt decide which side of the fence I am on! … [Read more...]

The Christian Carnival #1

Thanks to Nick Queen for organising this, have a nosy round these posts some of them are great!Brother Phil asks if your Christianity is Radical or RecreationalTim Samoff reevaluates the label "post-modern"Adrian Warnock gets his teeth into American conservatives over their surprise at Howard Dean's pro-homosexual commentsSt. Stephen's Musings gives us a new acronym: HWJA? (How Would Jesus Argue?)Parablemania takes Dennis Miller to task over his abortion stances as they relate to his … [Read more...]

Passion by Mel Gibson

Passion Review by Mark Roberts who has been lucky enough to see the film- joining the pope and Billy Graham on my list of people I am envious of for having seen this. Don't they want a UK blogger to review it??? … [Read more...]

After abortion

After abortion: "The Top Ten After Abortion stories of 2003." … [Read more...]

The Lord of the Rings – Return of the King

Having allowed my whole family to watch the new Lord of the Rings film I asked Henry, What did you learn from the Lord of the rings?Henry's answer- 'Not to go out on my own'Well, I guess thats one function of letting kids see depictions of evil! Of course the other is to instill in them the age old story of the fight of good versus evil.Many seem to learn more expicitly Christian messages from the film, such as for example Nick: "Does Lord of the Rings reflect Christian values? I think … [Read more...]

Time to stop killing babies

Another prolife step: "Wisconsin now has a Born Alive Infants Protection Act that offers babies who survive an attempted abortion the same legal rights as other children. Signed into law last week, the Act gained support after articles described incidents such as one involving a 23-week infant born alive after an abortion and placed in a specimen dish to be taken to the lab, where she died three hours later."This kind of development is wonderful. The thought of a baby being left to slowly die … [Read more...]

Whatever Happened to the Brethren?

Church history always fascinates me. This page I found gives a great introduction to the Brethren?:"The Open Brethren began in the 19th century with a group of British Evangelical Christians who wanted to return to the purity of the New Testament Church. Their desire was to base church practice on the Bible, rather than on the traditions of a particular denomination. Key early Brethren leaders included J N Darby, A. N. Groves, and George Muller. Some of the distinctives of the Brethren … [Read more...]

Family planning experts get honest?

Times Online in discusssing the case of a woman who wants the courts to rule her unborn child had a right to protection: "family-planning groups say that if the court backs her abortions and various forms of contraception, including the coil and the morning-after pill, could become illegal across Europe. " … [Read more...]


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