[Book Review] Mark Greene ‘Thank God It’s Monday’

I first heard of LICC (the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity) at Greenbelt in 2005. I’d been doing a lot of thinking about whether I should be doing ’more Christian’ work. I was particularly struggling as I was finding my job job in Manchester deeply unfulfilling. I picked up a few pamphlets, then when I was at a friend’s I saw this book, and have since read the whole thing through., been to a few…

[BOOK REVIEW] Garry Williams, The Da Vinci Code: From Dan Brown’s Fiction to Mary Magdalene’s Faith, 2006

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was a bit of a runaway success a couple of years ago, and continues to sell well. A number of other books have been produced, arguing for and against the ‘findings’ of the novel (and we must remember that it is a novel), but Garry Williams with this book has deliberately produced a short, accessible book, which may only be a starting point. The big positive he sees…

[BOOK REVIEW] Don Matzat, Christ Esteem: Where the Search for Self-Esteem Ends, 1990

Simply, this extract: The Christian’s Personal Identity I believe that in Christ Jesus my sins have been fully and freely forgiven, and I am a new creation. I have died with Christ to my old identity in Adam. I have been raised with Christ to a new life. I am seated in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. God has given me the full righteousness of Jesus Christ. I am joined with angels, archangels, and…

TV Series Review ‘Jamie’s School Dinners’ for Damaris Culturewatch

"British TV chef Jamie Oliver is appalled by the food being served in British public schools. He learns that not only do the children prefer to eat junk food, but they have very little knowledge of vegetables and fruits and are very afraid of trying anything remotely new. This series shows all the problems and dilemmas he faces and overcomes whilst admirably attempting to make a healthier nation." Read my review.

TV Series Review ‘The Games’ for Damaris Culturewatch

Wikipedia [2015]  "The Games is a British reality sports game show that ran on Channel 4 for four series, in which 10 celebrities competed against each other, by doing Olympic-style events, such as weight lifting, gymnastics and diving. At the end of the series, the contestants with the most points from each round were awarded either a gold, silver or bronze medal." Read my review of 'The Games'
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