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Matthew Allen
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Matthew Allen is a writer and musician based in Northern Ireland. He is a graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast, where he studied Theology and Liberal Arts.
Works by Matthew Allen
Religious Confessions of British University Students
Matthew Allen | September 12, 2022
Whatever impressions a person forms as a younger adult are likely to remain over the......
"Event Horizon:" Conquering Hell
Matthew Allen | September 12, 2022
Paul Anderson’s "Event Horizon" is a hard movie to watch, but from a Christian......
In summary, "Stranger Things," behind all its nostalgic razzle-dazzle, makes a powerful......
We have a very clear view as to what is good for society, based upon the Scripture,......
Righteousness in "Les Mis"
Matthew Allen | July 14, 2022
‘Righteous,’ unavoidably, carries a lot of religious resonance. Merriam Webster defines......
Reflections on Giving Blood
Matthew Allen | July 13, 2022
Even if Our Lord’s blood is inimitable in its benefits for humankind, a simple donation......
Election Day For Matthias!
Matthew Allen | June 10, 2022
Acts 1:15-26 tell us about one of history’s most important recruitment exercises: the......
What is the Point of Hebrew Law?
Matthew Allen | May 07, 2022
It’s not so good when you’re caught out in the open, totally defenseless. Jesus – alas......
In comparison to the other Gospel writers’ presentation of John, there is a real......
The Holy Spirit in Ezekiel 1: The Giver of Life
Matthew Allen | April 29, 2022
A great Christian writer takes the Catholic faith and reimagines it in ways that stir......
"All of Us Are Dead"… to Sin, Alive in Christ
Matthew Allen | March 11, 2022
After "Squid Game," released in September last year, Western eyes have been drawn with......
Finding Rest in the Dwelling Place of God
Matthew Allen | March 08, 2022
In Psalm 91, heroic images abound of the Holy One scattering every horror before him.......
Ramblings of a Sunday School Teacher
Matthew Allen | February 10, 2022
Sunday School session is a simple though compelling presentation of a Bible story that a......
Thinking About Thinking With Norman MacCaig
Matthew Allen | February 10, 2022
As Christians, we can do no better, in pursuits of the mind as in all things, than look......
Moses' Edge of Cultivation
Matthew Allen | January 13, 2022
Moses Edge of Cultivation - stay in comfort zone or leave and see miracles....
Why I Believe: Matthew Allen
Matthew Allen | January 13, 2022
This is the mystery of the Eucharist and this is why I believe. The Gospel brings good......
Tradition, Bishop Spong and Fallout 3
Matthew Allen | January 04, 2022
Tradition Bishop Spong and Fallout 3 - biblical interpretations through the changes of......
The Politics of the Altar Frontal
Matthew Allen | January 01, 2022
The Politics of the Altar Frontal...
Ascent of the Soul
Matthew Allen | January 01, 2022
Ascent of the Soul...
Midnight Mass: ‘The Abomination of Desolation’
Matthew Allen | December 21, 2021
Midnight Mass The Abomination of Desolation...
Purple Elephants of Doom
Matthew Allen | December 08, 2021
The story of Paul teaches God’s grace is given even to the chief sinner for the chief......
Squid Game and the Unforgiving Servant
Matthew Allen | November 24, 2021
Squid Game is a modern parable of Jesus’s forgiveness and how to treat others....
On Slaying Dragons: Revelation and Skyrim
Matthew Allen | November 11, 2021
For some reason, though, it always tends to be the least interpretable ideas in......
Joker: A Christian Take
Matthew Allen | August 11, 2021
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