Tag Archive | King David

Sermon: 1 Samuel 20

This term at St Luke’s we’re looking at the second half of 1 Samuel – going from the first appearance of David through to the death of Saul.

I preached on 1 Samuel 20 – “True Allegiance”

Preached at St Luke’s Liverpool on the 20th of May, 2012.

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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Rated M

Starring Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones


If you were checking out the racks of magazines and comic books in December 1940, you might have caught a glimpse of a brand new comic book called Captain America Comics. On the cover was an image of a man dressed in an American flag themed costume punching Hitler in the face. Which was pretty forward thinking of the artist, considering the attack on Pearl Harbor and America’s entry into World War II was still a full year away. Here was the very image of American freedom and pride in action. Since then, Captain America has been front and center amongst the pantheon of Marvel superheroes. So it was inevitable that Captain America would get his turn to shine as part of the Marvel Comics onslaught of the silver screen.

So here’s Captain America: The First Avenger. A lot could go wrong here. This is a superhero adventure movie set during WWII that also has to act as the next chapter in the ongoing Marvel movie continuity already set up by Thor, Iron Man, and The Incredible Hulk. A lot could have gone wrong. But it doesn’t. What we have here is a film that manages to be a tight, heart-felt adventure that is one of the most consistently good superhero movies ever made.

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The War of Kings Saga

Samuel Blessing Saul

Samuel Blessing Saul

Today in our Old Testament lecture, we were given the challenge of presenting 1 Samuel as written on the back of a DVD cover. Here is my group’s blurb for the 1 Samuel movie:

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