Echoes of Christ: Sacrificial Love in Doctor Who

Following on from my recent blog post Echoes of Christ: Sacrificial Love in Our Favourite Stories, where I had fun talking about Harry Potter and Christian imagery, I thought I’d turn to another story that I particularly enjoyed spending my time in when I was younger, Doctor Who. In case you missed the last blog…

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Echoes of Christ: Sacrificial Love in our Favourite Stories

I have always love tracing the narrative of the Bible and the theme of self-sacrificial love through the stories that I read, watch and hear. Over the next few days I’d love to share some of my favourite stories in which I’ve seen Christ’s self-sacrificial love echoed most clearly.

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40 Million Voices

During the past few months of interning with International Justice Mission my eyes have been opened to the extent to which modern slavery pervades and threatens our world. I’ve written a little reflection on how this interacts with my faith. It’s probably not got enough structure to be called a poem, but I hope that it might be insightful all the same.

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Chasing Joy in the Midst of Depression

Whilst we can’t meet together as churches right now, that hasn’t stopped us coming together virtually. At The Globe Church one of the main ways we do this is through weekly Bible studies. And during lockdown we’ve been looking at something the Apostle Paul talks about in his letter to the church in Galatia: the…

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Hope in the Midst of Grief

Today the number of deaths recorded as a consequence of Covid-19 has reached 8,958 whilst the global death toll has passed 100,000. Personally, I find these numbers hard to fathom, but the truth is that behind every number is a person, a life lost, and countless left behind to grieve. To paraphrase Matt Hancock from…

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Trusting God in the Job Hunt

‘Unfortunately, on this occasion, we will not be inviting you to interview.’ ‘We will not be able to take your application further at this time.’ ‘We will not be progressing your application on this occasion.’ ‘I’m afraid we were looking for someone with more experience.’ ‘I’m afraid on this occasion your application was unsuccessful.’ Despite…

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Forgetting Me, Remembering Him

Diary Entry – Tuesday 8th August: We were walking by the river in Ho Chi Minh City. It was a hot and humid day, but down by the water I didn’t feel so exhausted. The morning had been hard for me. We had been walking the busy streets of District 3, stopping at intervals to…

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‘Follow Me’

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. What…

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‘Send Me’

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the LORD, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: with two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And…

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The Boy Who Lived

These stories, that were a light to me in times of darkness, a friend in times of loneliness, have been given so much more meaning still, when I read them as a Christian. Yes, Harry Potter is a story about magic, but it is a story, too, about love, sacrifice, life, death, friendship and hope.…

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