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Creative Clarity on Abortion

Nov 15, 2020

Artists and others can share the pro-life message:

As with all controversial moral issues there is plenty of spin, hype, misrepresentation and euphemisms being utilised. That is especially so with those seeking to make excuses for great evil: they must

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C. S. Lewis and Redeeming the Past

Aug 1, 2020

What seemed like a wasted youth lead to an incredible career:

We are all created differently, so we all have different stories, different interests, different goals, and so on. Some people for example have never read a book in their

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Ignore the Hollywoke Crowd

Feb 10, 2020

Yet another woke performance at the Oscars:

Oh dear. Another Hollywood super-event, and another case of nauseating political correctness and wokedom. When I penned my article earlier today about leftist moralisers and double standards, the 92nd annual Academy Awards was

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The Sad, Swift Road To Destruction

Feb 10, 2020

Another celeb thinks she is a theologian and wants to ‘correct’ our views:

It was Jesus who made this very sombre statement, as found in Matthew 7:13-14: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad

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Notable Christians: J. R. R. Tolkien

Jan 30, 2020

Some thoughts on the great J. R. R. Tolkien and his Christian impact:

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was many things: an Oxford don, a poet, an expert in ancient and medieval English, and an extremely successful novelist. He is especially

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Hollywood, Christianity, and Mr Rogers

Jan 29, 2020

The new film about Mr Rogers is part biography, part Hollywood humanism:

The theatre was pretty much empty, so my wife and I had plenty of room to spread out (although in these new revamped cinemas they give you a

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How to Write 5000 Articles

Jan 10, 2020

Some thoughts, and some pointers, on being a writer:

Yesterday I posted my 5000th article on CultureWatch. In that piece I tried to explain what I do and why I do it. I mentioned that if I should live

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Not So Crafty as a Fox

Dec 11, 2019

What do they put in the drinking water in Hollywood?

As the old saying goes (often attributed to Chesterton): ‘When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe 

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The Activists Are Never Satisfied

Nov 13, 2019

The militants keep demanding more and more:

As the old saying goes, “If you give them an inch, they’ll take a yard.” That is true in many areas, perhaps none more so than in the radical left’s

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Kanye and Christ

Nov 4, 2019

Let me begin by offering my three initial responses to all those who are baffled as to why I have not yet written about Kanye: 1) I actually know next to nothing about him; 2) Although I do watch culture

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The Raising of the Cross

Sep 8, 2019

Here we find combined great art and great theology.

Those who are somewhat switched on not just to basic Christianity but to the world of great art will know that I have a double meaning in my title. I refer

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Making a Mockery of the Faith

Aug 25, 2019

How should we think of Hollywood and its constant mockery of the faith?

When I recently saw trailers on the television for a new show that mocked Christian televangelists, I had two initial reactions: One, here we go again: Hollywood

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Woodstock 50 Years On

Aug 12, 2019

It is incredible to think that exactly 50 years ago Woodstock took place.

Exactly 50 years ago this week we had an event that defined a generation. It was either three days of madness and chaos, or three days of

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Rock Stars and Life Guidance

Jun 27, 2019

Pop stars and rock stars are not usually known as great and enduring moral philosophers. And we should not expect them to be. But nonetheless, often what they say and sing about becomes a creed to live by, at least

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No, Ours Is Not a Star Wars God

May 4, 2019

Today is May the Fourth – and may it be with you! This date has now gone down in history as a commemoration of a film – indeed, a whole series of films. The first of the Star Wars films

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