An amazing strength of character shines through the diminutive Daphne Puntjina. She has a strong love for God and for her Central Australian community. This white-haired grandmother may be 73 years old, but age hasn’t wearied her spirited love and support for her community.
Browsing through the handmade treasures of a country market, you can easily sense when you are buying love. Vendors spruik a cornucopia of local goods all created with care, from hand-knitted beanies, to the fresh-baked delicacies. As you amble among the stalls of South Australia’s south coast markets, you might unwittingly buy a little pot… Read more
There are many comforting forms of silence – the cool silence of dawn; the warm silence between friends. There is one silence, though – one absence – that scares some and elicits anger in others. It is the silence attributed to God: specifically, the absence of comfort in the face of suffering. Christians have written… Read more
Hacksaw Ridge DISTRIBUTOR: Icon RELEASE DATE: 3 November 2016 RATING: MA15+ There are times in life when we discover whether or not our faith in God is real. Hacksaw Ridge is built on a series of realisations like that. It is the true story of a Christian man who had to test his faith in… Read more
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children DISTRIBUTOR: Fox RELEASE DATE: 29 September 2016 RATING: PG Another best-selling children’s book has been mined for the movie screen, and parents might be thinking has become an occurrence as regular as springtime. But the arrival of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children holds the key to a spiritual… Read more
Ben Hur DISTRIBUTOR: Paramount RELEASE DATE: 23 August 2016 RATING: M The saddles first caught my eye. Ben Hur opens with a spirited race between the protagonist Judah and the antagonist Messala, two happy brothers destined to become determined enemies. However, as they raced gleefully around what passed for the 1st century Judean outback, I… Read more
Love & Friendship DISTRIBUTOR: Transmission RELEASE DATE: 21 July 2016 RATING: M Jane Austen fans are unlikely to be throwing their bonnets at the screen when Love & Friendship opens at their local cinema. The production not only showcases the author’s considerable wit, but reveals a welcome contrast between the worldly woman and the Bible’s… Read more