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A Christian Perspective on the World Today

mark hadley

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Dune and the big picture

How Denis Villeneuve’s blockbuster Dune parallels the real-world relationship between religion, politics and science.
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Super dads don’t save themselves

If you’re a fan of the 2001 comedy Zoolander, you’d have to agree: “Chris Pratt? He’s so hot right now!” It seems that everything...
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Furious Franchise, Fantasy Masculinity

Amongst the grunting of engines and squeal of tyres, Fast and Furious is the seventh-highest grossing film franchise ever. It’s what’s under the hood that counts though, and there are questions about how the films have influenced a generation of men.
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Androids love their children too

The Binge series Raised By Wolves forces us to ask hard questions about our prejudices, the way we so easily take up the sword in polarised debates and how we can see the good in our enemies.
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After the war is over. . .

The year 2020 will long be remembered as the year of the Covid-19 pandemic. How has it changed our lives? And what have we learned about ourselves?
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How to grow hope

To be born into the twenty-­first century is to be born into an era of hopelessness. Is there a way out?
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You are owned . . . and that’s not a bad...

The trajectory of the Toy Story franchise tells us something about the direction of our culture’s soul.
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Why we love to play the Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones' final season may have polarized fans, but what did the show say about the search for meaning?
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The new Pharisees

Has the secular left become the new religious right?
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Your life, courtesy of Star Wars

The direction of your life can be set by the people you choose to surround yourself with. Take Han Solo, for example...
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Public Fame Private Shame

Should we judge public figures by their private behaviour? What does this dissection of other's misdemeanours reveal about the darkness in our own hearts?
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Play it again: Why we love historical movies

When it comes to films, there is no time like the past.