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My favourite films of 2019

I enjoy a good film but for a variety of reasons I rarely seem to get out to the cinema so most of my film consumption is at home (Netflix plus the odd rental). As a result, as I’ve studied this list I’ve concluded I’ve played it safe and watched repeats far too many times. That’s a sign of mental laziness. I started noting down the films I watched for a few reasons. It helps me see how much time I’ve given to this (in my case around 120 hours)…

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The Curiosity Index (11.01.2019)

The “Judge Judged in Our Place”: Substitutionary Atonement Reclaimed A challenge here from Roger Olsen: If a person rejects substitutionary atonement I only care about two things: 1) Has he or she grappled sufficiently with the New Testament identifications of Jesus Christ with the “Suffering Servant” of Isaiah? and 2) Has he or she really understood traditional, historical substitutionary atonement correctly? I often find these tasks not yet finished by those who out of hand reject substitutionary atonement—often because they cannot seem to escape the distortions that surround it in…

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What I watched in April 2018

I’m tracking my screen consumption in 2018 to help me learn and see what I’m doing with my time. Here are some of the films and TV shows I watched in April. Films The number of films I watched dropped to 8 and the number of good films I watched dropped a bit further still. I watched 3 sequels: Red 2, Now you see me 2, and Paddington 2. Only the last of these is really any good and in fact is at least as good as the original which is to say utterly…

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What I watched in March 2018

I’m a little slow this month in posting this but here we go. I’m tracking my screen consumption in 2018 to help me learn and see what I’m doing with my time. Here are some of the films and TV shows I watched in March. Films Once again I increased the number of films watched from 10 to 11. Now that the weather is improving I wonder if this number will drop. Family movies included The Night at the Museum, Mrs Doubtfire, and Antz. The Night at the Museum was probably the kids favourite. The…

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What I watched in February 2018

I’m tracking my screen consumption in 2018 to help me learn and see what I’m doing with my time. Here are some of the films and TV shows I watched in February. Films I actually watched more movies in February but that includes several more kids movies. So as a family we enjoyed The Emperor’s New Groove, Nanny McPhee, Babe, The BFG and Tangled. The BFG is a favourite and has been watched several times but of the new films for us I think we enjoyed Babe the most. The Sentinel and The Cold Light of Day…

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What I watched in January 2018

This year I started to make a note of what I was watching in terms of film and TV. I did so for a number of reasons. One I forget, so this helps but also because it will help me see the breadth (or lack thereof) of how I use entertainment. So my first observation is simply, I watched a lot! Seeing the films and TV programmes written down shows you very clearly how much screen time you have consumed. Without doing this, I’d carry on and just assume it’s…

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