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Monday
Mar262018

Paul, Apostle of Christ 

(Director: Andrew Hyatt, 2018)

Reviewed by Peter T. Chattaway

March 21, 2018

CONSIDERING HOW IMPORTANT he was to the spread and development of early Christianity, it’s remarkable that no one has ever made a feature film about Saint Paul before.

There have been a number of TV movies about him

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Tuesday
Mar202018

Film Reviews

By Peter Chattaway

A Wrinkle in Time

IN THE MONTHS leading up to the release of A Wrinkle in Time, the Disney studio made a token effort to reach out to Christian audiences and, on the surface at least, it made sense: the film is based on a classic children’s sci-fi novel by the late Madeleine L’Engle, who often spoke at length about the way her works were informed

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Saturday
Feb102018

Easter Books for Children 

Compiled by Sue Careless

IF SO-CALLED ‘Christmas’ children’s books are full of Santas, elves, reindeer and Christmas trees with nary a mention of the Nativity, so ‘Easter’ books for children are full of springtime bunnies and chicks and eggs – a new birth of sorts. After a long winter, we certainly all crave some Spring. But Christians want to teach their children about a spiritual rebirth as well.

Finding what is age-appropriate is particularly a challenge

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Sunday
Dec102017

Bill's Books: Bill Reimer gives us some of his top picks of 2017

(Photo: Sue Careless)

Bill Reimer is the manager, and has been for many years, of Regent College Bookstore, one of North America’s largest surviving theological bookstores. He attends

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Sunday
Dec102017

Nativity Sets Children Will Love

By Sue Careless

SMALL CHILDREN often mispronounce Nativity sets as ‘activity’ sets, which is fine in one sense. Those designed for youngsters are meant to be handled and played with. For a hands-on experience, forget ceramic, glass or porcelain and bring on fabric, wood or durable plastic.

We gave a wooden toy creche to William, our two-and-a-half-year-old grandson, when he came to our home for a visit. As we adults were unpacking it from its box, William was as quickly repacking the figures into his backpack. There was almost no time

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