Posted in film, Humour, Jesus

The Trinity Explained

I remember watching Nun’s on the Run when I was growing up and laughing until I cried.  This is a clip from Nun’s on the Run (Robbie Coltrane and Eric Idle) where their character’s are in hiding in a convent  pretending to be  nun’s…one of them trying to explain the Trinity to their friend so that they can take a religious studies class on the Trinity…

Posted in film

Sherlock Holmes

This film is one of the better versions of Sherlock Holmes.  I love the fact they’ve added a bit more to Watson’s character.  The film is based around Sherlock’s intelligence and that of his enemy Lord Blackwood…the policeman even says Sherlock Holmes could have been a criminal…to be told “crime is common, logic is rare”.  Sherlock uses his intellect for good and Watson gives Sherlock the people skills he needs. 

Sherlock Holmes warns at the beginning of the film against choosing ‘facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts’.  We are very good at doing this today – especially where faith is concerned. 

As Holmes says in many of Doyle’s stories, ‘When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.’

Posted in Book, film

The Ghost

Last night I went to the cinema to see ‘The Ghost’ having read the book, which was amazing.   The film is really worth going to see.  It’s a Roman Polanski version of Robert Harris’s book with Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor playing the UK Prime Minister and a Ghost writer of a book that needs to be written about the Prime Ministers time in Office.  The Ghost stumbles upon something which puts his life in danger.  Who can you trust?  is a question that flows through the film.

Posted in Jesus, Lent

Faith Odyessy – A Journey Through Lent

If you like Science Fiction, Harry Potter, Star Wars and film you’ll love this Lent course by Richard Burridge.  It came out in 2000 but it is still one of the best Lent courses I have followed and meditated upon.  The back cover has:

‘To boldly go where no Lent book has gone before…Faith Odyssey takes us on a journey from the ashes and sorrows to shouts of gladness, from slavery to freedom, from being lost to coming home.’ 

The bit I love best are the sections and they start in ‘The Mess.’  It’s brilliant and worth a try.

Ash Wednesday finished with the words from the Liturgy…

Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.
Turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ.