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back to blogging?

Yeah – so I’m going to start blogging a bit more again (let’s see how long it lasts!), after being re-inspired by attending a seminar organised by Krish Kandiah at the Evangelical Alliance. Some thought provoking stuff.

A particularly helpful talk was given by Mark Meynell, who has just as helpfully posted a summary of his talk over on his blog. Go take a look.

If this written blog ends up stalling again – which it will do whilst I’m away on honeymoon and then attending the IFES Symposium on Climate Change – I will more likely be keeping up with my photoblog: www.blipfoto.com/itchyblip

lars and the real girl

Watched this yesterday evening – really had no idea what to expect, other than my fears for a film whose main subject is a man and his relationship with a ‘love doll’. I was pleasantly surprised to find this to be a really great film that explores the issues of relationships, community, and mental illness in a really tender and thoughtful way. It’s a very thought-provoking film that is likely to move you in unexpected ways.

Damaris frame the film well: “How do you make a film about a man’s relationship with a life-sized doll, ordered through the internet, and turn it into a tender, hopeful statement about love and community? In Lars and the Real Girl we discover that one can start with a potentially dodgy premise and end up with a wonderful film that offers many subtle but powerful insights about human nature and the transformative power of love in the context of community life.”

Watch it – I doubt you’ll be disappointed.