Review of ‘The Incredibles 2’

By Bronwen Steele The Incredibles 2, which came out in cinemas this summer, hadn’t been much more than an exciting possibility for over a decade prior to its release. The original was released a whopping fourteen years ago in 2004 and, full of sharp wit, charm, and clever action sequences, it became a rewatchable classic. …

Finding Our Identity In Christ

This article was originally published in Evangelicals Now. What does it mean to have our identities rooted ‘in Christ’?  This question has perhaps never been more relevant in a world which has an increasingly fragmented understanding of identity, as people are encouraged to embrace fluidity in both their gender identity and sexual orientation. So how can Christians…

What Should We Make Of Jordan Peterson?

|Jack O’Grady| There is not much lightness in Jordan Peterson’s touch. He stands before his audiences slightly hunched, often with lowered eyes and a sullen expression on his face. His manner carries a brooding intensity which matches the solemn urgency of his speech: this is an unusual approach for someone who can be not unfairly…

Ireland’s Referendum Result

The result has not yet been officially announced, but the exit polls of yesterday’s referendum in Ireland suggest a landslide victory in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.  If this result stands, then today marks a historic and sad day for the country as it votes to remove the constitutional right to life for the…

What We Can Learn From Taylor Swift’s “Delicate”

  |By Bronwen Steele| Finding the balance between grace and holiness that incorporates an understanding of God’s love is something which is an ongoing struggle for me. I don’t have all the answers, and I doubt Taylor Swift does either, but I hope to raise some questions and touch on some of the nuances of…

Review of “The End Times”

|Barry Dysert| The End Times in Chronological Order by Ron Rhodes is an excellent book for anyone interested in the study of the end times, whatever your particular eschatological views may be. Rhodes’ book is a nice size – nearly 240 pages, which makes it quite readable while at the same time detailed enough to…

Review: ‘Arrival’

Warning:  This article contains spoilers for the film ‘Arrival’ (2016). Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve, is a poignant and visually beautiful sci-fi film which indirectly asks a deep philosophical question: should God have created the world knowing it would contain such agonising suffering? The problem of suffering is sometimes offered as proof that no God…

Review of ‘Promises Kept’

|Barry Dysert| Most Christians, I suspect, will be interested in learning about biblical promises, especially since God’s promises are guaranteed to come true. By studying these promises we gain reassurance of God’s future commitments as we see how He has kept the commitments that have already come to pass. In short, it’s a faith-building exercise. …

The Decline of Culture could be a Golden Opportunity

There is a growing consensus that the West is in a period of steep moral and cultural decline. By casting off the shackles of morality, secular humanism has not delivered on the freedom and peace that it once promised. And we are dealing with the legacy of that failure today.  Four out of every ten marriages…

Review of “5 Things to Pray for Your World”

Prayer can be difficult at the best of times.  But praying for the entire world can seem especially daunting.  This is the theme that Rachel Jones addresses in her latest book, “5 Things to Pray for Your World.” Helpfully, we find that we don’t have to pray for the entire world all at once. Each…