Film

Suffragette

Suffragette_posterIn the holidays, we went to see the movie Suffragette. It was very moving - showing the struggle of women to gain the right to vote in Britain back in the early 1800s. The movie does not claim to be a comprehensive exploration of every activist who falls under that broad term, but instead revolves around one working class woman’s story. As a result, critics have noted that the full detail and nuance of this mass movement has been lost in the transition to the big screen. Nevertheless, it's a story crying out for justice for everyone everywhere - regardless of gender, race, age or socio-economic status. 

What would it look like to treat all God's creatures with respect, honour and dignity? After, all we are all created in the image and likeness of God. 

The Bible reveals God as a Trinity - one God existing in three persons. There is no hierarchy, domination or abuse. The Godhead is THE model for all earthly relationships - characterised by love, honour, selflessness and serving.

May God's kingdom come and may his will be done - on earth as in heaven!

May we live and work each day so that becomes a reality. Men, let's lead the way - starting with how we treat the women in our world.

See also: Women in Ministry


Noah: The Movie

Noah

Last night, my family and I attended a preview of the new movie Noah starring Russell Crowe [trailer]. Without doubt it is a well-made movie, with amazing affects and some star actors. However, the treatment of the storyline was disappointing from my perspective and I came away feeling like the movie was a combination of themes and ideas from Lord of the Rings and Transformers ... with a big double rainbow finish. 

No doubt it will generate a lot of discussion and that's a good thing. Reviews so far indicate that those looking for a fully accurate biblical story are upset while others are rating it highly as a movie experience in its own right. It is interesting how Bible stories and themes are becoming popular in Hollywood at the moment. Charisma News recently declared 2014 "the year of the Bible."

For some thoughts and reflections on Noah and the biblical Flood Story, see my BLOG post last year on Never Again (audio version) which was part of our ORIGINS teaching series.