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MazeRunner

The Maze Runner

Unfortunate comparisons to The Hunger Games juggernaut are inevitable and to date the genre has been almost exclusively dominated by those stories set in distant dystopian futures.

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TheGiver

The Giver

The beauty of the story is like watching a painting slowly appear on a canvas. Jonas has to make decisions about what to do with these new truths.

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WishIWasHere

Wish I Was Here

One cannot doubt the earnest sincerity of the film, and despite its moments of pretention and its woe-is-me protagonist, there are some interesting thematic explorations in the movie…

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TMNT

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The story of the turtles and their rat leader/father, Splinter, mutating due to a science experiment is told with a new spin for modern audiences.

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TheCuckoo

The Cuckoo

The Cuckoo is a rather odd book; it’s a picture book but the language is not chosen for pre-school children…

Opinion

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Soapbox: Where did the joy go?

So, in your Congregations, Church councils and small groups, I ask you to talk about, “where is your joy?”

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Soapbox – For me to follow Jesus

When I was first persuaded of the merits of this Jesus character it was by a committed group who belonged in the Evangelical camp.

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Get ready for action. Synod is coming.

Whenever we feel we are struggling with inadequate resources; that our numbers are small; that our frailty is showing, it is here that we are required to bring what we have; to do what we can, and to trust Jesus for the rest.