Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Two Movies

The Golden Compass has just been released, a movie version of the first of Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy. There's a helpful article here on how Christians should respond to a children's fairy tale with atheist undercurrents...

But my main reason for blogging is August Rush - which is simply brilliant! It moved me in a way that movies haven't for a long time. The central line goes something like, "God gave us music to remind us that we're not on our own". Without being able to exactly quantify the film's message, I left the cinema feeling that my soul had been nourished. A beautiful, beautiful movie. Go, see.

Monday, 3 December 2007

Follow the Star

I thought I'd let you know that the Aldersgate Prayer Room is open 24-7 for two weeks (Mon-Fri) starting today. You can sign up for an hour or more at

The theme is 'Follow the Star', a exploration of the nativity story. Make some time for your soul this Advent!