Archive | November 2013

Sermon: Wisdom and Advice (Proverbs 15:1-33)

ProverbsSermon preached at St Luke’s Liverpool on November 25th.

Wisdom and Advice from Proverbs 15:1-33

Pop Culture Christ Cam (PC3) Episode 11

In this episode of Pop Culture Christ Cam:
Doctor Who, Buddhism and the 50th anniversary

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Wonderella and Footprints in the Sand

wonderella clipYou know that bit in the Bible where it talks about one or more footprints in the sand? Me neither. Contrary to the beliefs of some, it isn’t Scripture (So please don’t ask me to read it out at a funeral). I love what the Non-Adventures of Wonderella do with that poem here. I like to think that it’s the poem rather than Jesus that comes off badly. I love how it just gets more ridiculous with each panel.

Coming Soon: Noah

Noah-PosterWhen I first heard that there was a movie being made about Noah ( the guy with the big boat in Genesis) my thoughts were some what apathetic and dismissive. My past experiences with the Bible being adapted for either the big or small screen have left me unsatisfied. They seem to fall into one of two camps: really faithful but dull or thought-provoking and engaging but theologically suspect. Sure, that’s my opinion – there are some adaptations that are well loved but do nothing for me. I’m a visual guy and would love to be able to see God’s word on the screen – but it has to be worth the effort.

Then the trailer for Noah came out last week. And i moved from apathy to cautious optimism. Could this movie be worth seeing?

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Post Apocalypse Survival Game

2868646621_2ddd418e05_bThis is a game our youth group played last week. During our Bible time we were looking at the Book of Revelation and what will happen at the end of the world. We created this game to tie into that theme, as well as some post apocalypse scenarios.

Game: Post Apocalypse Survival

Number of players: 9+

Time: 15 minutes

Resources: Paper with printed items

Space: Hall or oval

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Pop Culture Christ Cam (PC3) Episode 10

In this episode of Pop Culture Christ Cam:
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Lego Marvel Superheroes
Super Hero Wars Z
And the trailer for the new Russell Crowe movie – Noah! (Check it out here)

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Comic Panel of the Week: Deadpool #19

Deadpool 19
W: Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan
P: Declan Shalvey
When I took my first steps as a comic fan back in the late 90s, Deadpool was one of my early “discoveries”. That book was like nothing else I had read at that point: witty, over-the-top crazy fun with a dark side lurking just beneath the surface. In the 15 years since, many creative teams have handled the Merc With A Mouth – some I’ve enjoyed, others have done nothing for me.

This current run is up there with my favourites. The first arc had Deadpool fighting zombie versions of American presidents. We’ve had retro issues, such as the 70s style team-up with the Heroes For Hire. And now this arc: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.

A secret organisation has been abducting Deadpool, stealing his organs (he has a healing factor, so they keep growing back), and using them in illegal genetic experiments. The events of this arc nearly broke Deadpool. But as this panel shows, he ain’t easily broken.