Hope

Paul talks about three things that are central to what Christian faith should look like: faith, hope and love. Pages and pages of writing could be devoted to any one of these three, but I want to spend a little bit of time looking at hope, which I feel is perhaps the easiest to skip…

4 Random Things – Sermons, Games & More

Every now and then I do posts that cover a variety of topics, and this is another one of those. The following four topics are all things that I want to share some thoughts on, but I don’t have enough material to flesh out a whole post. First off I’m going to talk about a…

Wonder

Last night I went to see Star Trek: Beyond with Dad, and thoroughly enjoyed it. There was one thing in particular that strikes me when I think about the film, and that is the sense of wonder that it inspires. The latest film in the franchise, which has exploration and discovery at its heart, featured…

Book Review: ‘Lazarus’ by Rucka, Lark & Arcas

As regular readers probably know, I read a lot of Marvel and DC comics. Every now and then, however, I like to take some time to browse – be it at comic con or my local shop – to find a new graphic novel that’s not just another superhero title. These sporadic searches have led…

What Christians Can Learn from the Anglo-Saxons & the Romans

A lot has happened since my last post that has kept me from writing another. I’ve started a new job, graduated, and travelled up and down the country a few times. But life is settling back down now, so I thought I really have no excuse not to kick myself back into gear and write…

How to Get Into DC Comics

A few months ago I wrote a series called ‘How to Get Into Marvel Comics’, with a general introduction, and then specific tips for starting with crossovers, individual characters, and individual comic books themselves. Since then, I’ve continued to read and enjoy Marvel comics, but I’ve also read a lot of DC, inspired by Batman…

BREXIT: Loving Through Division

This morning, Britain voted to leave the European Union. I was one of the 48% who voted to remain, and, like pretty much everyone else who voted that way, was devastated to see the news this morning. But this is not a post about the politics of the decision, or its financial consequences or anything…

Talking About Church Part 1

As I have a bit of time over the summer, I’ve decided to try a couple of different things for my blog. I’ve been writing Brightest Day for a few years now, and in that time it’s been practically all my thoughts and opinions, with the exception of a couple of guest posts here and…

Friend or Messiah? Learning from Sci-Fi

I love finding passages in the regular, everyday books that I read that make me think about my faith. I’m currently reading The Rise of Endymion, the fourth book in Dan Simmons’ epic science fiction series, The Hyperion Cantos, and this passage on page 189 captured my imagination: “What’s the difference [between faith in a…

Finishing University

When the exam invigilator called time on my Anglo-Saxon literature exam on Thursday 19th May, he was also calling time on my degree. Though there are still university events to attend and a graduation ceremony in July, all of the work of my degree has finished. I think the strangest feeling of all is that…

Book Review: ‘A Peculiar Glory’ by John Piper

I want to start this review by saying a big thank you to SPCK for sending me the book to read. I feel very lucky to be in a position where I can be sent books to write about! This particular book caught my eye because of the subheading: ‘How the Christian Scriptures reveal their complete truthfulness’….