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It Was A Long Time Ago And I Wasn't There Anyway

It Was A Long Time Ago And I Wasn't There Anyway

No moral quarter can be given to crimes against humanity if we are to be true to our common Creator
It’s late, but not too late said the posters in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne in mid-2013.
The final push to bring to justice the remaining perpetrators of the Holocaust has been spurred by the successful prosecution in 2011 of the now deceased Ivan Demjanjuk.

 

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Looking Up To Others

Famous people have the most diffused power to influence others, but more concentrated power lies closer to home.
Role models have always featured in culture but never more so than now.

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Girls In The Hood

God is present in the estates the Church talks about reaching; unlike his followers, he never left these spaces. It is to be seen whether the furore over the lack of black actors among the Oscar nominees for 2016 will make a difference

Samantha And The Power Of Lament

Samantha And The Power Of Lament

To lament in worship is not the same as being miserable.

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What The Film 'Arrival' Hints To Us About The Word Made Flesh

What The Film 'Arrival' Hints To Us About The Word Made Flesh

How easily would we interpret the language of an extra-terrestrial?

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Stranger danger

Stranger danger

When a society no longer believes in a tradition which calls it to love the alien, what exactly guides it?

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Drone Kill

Drone Kill

A sharply scripted, effortlessly acted film about war's new landscape asks all the right questions for which there are no obvious answers.

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IN THE NEWS - The Drifting Boat

The Drifting Boat

The Mediterranean exodus is a complex social and political problem, but it is possible to get a working grasp of what is happening if we want to

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In The News -Obama's Covert Wars

Obama's Covert Wars

Honest, respectful debate is in short supply about the big issues of life; instead we hear the echo of our own sealed cave.

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Through A Glass Starkly

Through A Glass Starkly

Images of traumatic incidents caught on mobile phone can be put to remarkable effect. They can also be filmed as a way of avoiding a personal response

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What Are British Values

What Are British Values

Is there a British identity and if so, what has shaped the values and institutions that form it? In the wake of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, debate about the ...

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Most Viewed March 2017

Still Going Boldly

The Great Divide

Star Trek has always projected contemporary concerns into space to help us reflect on life, offering rich pickings for Christian apologetics

The children’s charity Barnados sent out shock waves in November 2011 when it published a poll carried out on its behalf showing that 49 percent of the population ‘agree that children in the UK are becoming feral’. Nearly half (47 percent) agreed that ‘the trouble with young people is that they’re angry, violent and abusive’. On the face of it these were depressing findings. The truth may be less spectacular: positing a poll question with the phrase: ‘do you agree…’ inclines people to answer in the affirmative.
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The Cry Of The Unheard

THE CRY OF THE UNHEARD - Art compels a response, especially when it is serving up pain during entertainment.

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