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Answering the impossible question

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What is your favourite film?

I have a fear of sharing my favourite 'anything'

When I was in Bible college, my New Testament professor asked the class to share our favourite book in the New Testament. Listening to all of my classmates, and hearing their answers were not surprising. Some chose one of the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life or some of Paul’s more encouraging letters, but when the time came for me to answer the question, I confidently replied, 1 Corinthians.

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All is True

Sydney

The woman behind the legend

2 out of 5 stars

'I don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story'

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Long Shot

Sydney

What is the fascination with Seth Rogen?

1.5 out 5 stars

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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

Sydney

This one is for the dreamers

4 out of 5 stars

For all of the fans of IKEA and their catalogue, director Ken Scott’s adaptation of Romain Puértolas's novel, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Stuck in an IKEA Wardrobe is the film that will make you celebrate the Swedish superstore. A serendipitous adventure for a young magician (fakir) from the streets of Mumbai is a film for the romantic who might wonder what would happen when Bollywood meets Hollywood in an international furniture store.

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The Chaperone

Sydney

The price of fame

1.5 out of 5 stars

'There is no other occupation in the world that so closely resembled enslavement as the career of a film star.' Louise Brooks

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Artemis Fowl

Sydney

Getting lost on the way to the land of the fairies

1 out of 5 stars

When different parties collaborate on a project, it can be said that everyone needs to play their part for things to work. The Artemis Fowl production seems to have been mixed up in the mess of the Disney/Fox merger, the Harvey Weinstein controversy, the COVID 19 pandemic and a complete misunderstanding of the source material. A film that has been in development for the past two decades and has been relegated to being quietly released on Disney+.

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Jesus vs Natural Evil

If God is good and powerful, how do you account for the last six months?

Bushfires, floods, diseases and locusts. The last six months have been packed full of natural disasters that have wreaked havoc on human life. How is it possible to believe in a God that is both willing and able to do something about natural disasters at a time like this?

This series from Bible Shots is unpacking the observation that the Bible doesn’t try to hide the existence of suffering and evil in the world but confronts it head on and offers real comfort to people in a world where suffering runs rampant.

The Last Full Measure

Sydney

Who are your heroes?

4 out of 5 stars

The Vietnam War was a turning point for the world because it was the first war to be brought into homes through the medium of television. The horrors of war were seen by audiences in living rooms around the globe. Yet, for every image seen by viewers, there were a multitude of battles that were not and many soldiers may have hoped they were forgotten. Except for a horrific firefight that occurred on April 11, 1966, that involved the heroism of U.S. Air Force Pararescueman William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine).

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Jesus vs Suffering

Are you prepared for the next time we face a season of suffering?

The suffering that we are experiencing on a global scale has shaken up our perspective on life. As the things that normally fill our days wound up, many of us have discovered cracks in our worldview that we can't undiscover. While it looks as if normal activity will soon resume and help us to forget about those cracks but, sooner or later suffering will come our way again. Are you ready to face it?

What is humanity?

God in the dock

‘My breath is offensive to my wife’ – so lamented Job as he suffered miserably. We’re told that he sat amongst the ashes and scraped the itching, painful sores that afflicted him from the soles of his feet to the top of his head. We know that his suffering included loss of weight, fever, nightmares and sleeplessness, elephantiasis, aching, rotten bones, depression, putrid breath and failing vision. When his friends saw him from a distance they simply sat down and wept. So in the depths of misery is there any hope for humanity?