Easily the most impressive castle on the northeast coast of England is Bamburgh, which is part ancient and part modern (still a modern residence). To top things off, the little village next to it has the best tea and scones anywhere! But I was fortunate enough to be there on a sunny day, and here are some shots from various angles— Read more

While some of you may have sampled the Lindisfarne Gospels online, or perhaps even in the British Museum, I’m betting few of you have made the trek to Lindisfarne Island, a tidal island (which means you can drive there when the tide is low), famous for its monks like St. Oswald. The connection between Lindisfarne and Durham is important as well, but that’s story for another day. Here are some pictures from my last pilgrimage to Lindisfarne….. If you ask… Read more

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Bonus points if you can guess where these pictures were taken (clue, its 3 different places in Turkey). This post is not a…… Read more

We are now in the season of ‘Christian’ films, leading up to Easter of which there are at least three: 1) Samson; 2) I Can Only Imagine (a movie about the songwriter of that popular Christian praise song), and 3) Paul the Apostle. This review will deal only with the Samson film which received a 23% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which I would say is mostly justified, although the film is not without its moments. First of all, the film… Read more

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Sadly, most Christian movies are long on preaching and short on acting, plot, and to the non-believer it seems ‘inauthentic’ to say the least. Many of them are preaching, or in this case singing to the choir. Well, this movie is a tearjerker in some ways, and the story is a real story about the lead singer of Mercy Me and his turbulent relationship with his father, an abusive father. This story is not so much about the song, except… Read more

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