Unexpected Faith: Terrence Malick and the “Love that loves us”

American philosopher-turned-filmmaker Terrence Malick does not make crowd-pleasers. He does not even feel any great compulsion to actually make films, although he has made more films in the last decade than he did for the first 30 years of his career. A little like Marilynne Robinson’s novels, Malick’s films emerge from some slow, meditative, beauty-processorContinue reading “Unexpected Faith: Terrence Malick and the “Love that loves us””

20 Contemplations #13: Incarnate

It could be that the wildest, strangest things in the Bible were the places where it touched earth. (Marilynne Robinson, Lila) Our minds jump too easily: from cradle to grave – a Cross upon a hill. And yes, this is where it tends. Yet first the stable is where God, first time in wounded ages,Continue reading “20 Contemplations #13: Incarnate”

From Ashes 12: Metamorphosis and Sophronismos – Neuroplasticity and the Renewed Mind

As I approach my 30th birthday, which brings with it much reflection on all that God has done in my life so far, I have found myself drawn again to one of the most well-worn parts of my the Bible – Psalm 139. For many, this is their favourite psalm, and it is certainly oneContinue reading “From Ashes 12: Metamorphosis and Sophronismos – Neuroplasticity and the Renewed Mind”