Hymns and films

Advent journey: The Fault in our Stars (2014)

The “hopes and fears” of Advent are echoed in the hit teen film, The Fault in our Stars     see details / comment

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Hymns and Hollywood

More Oscar-nominated films offer a starting point for exploring Singing the Faith hymns     see details / comment

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Alternative pilgrimage: Wild (2014)

Reese Witherspoon’s performance offers a modern take on the pilgrim of John Bunyan’s famous hymn and novel.     see details / comment

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‘Tis mystery all: Interstellar (2014)

Asking the big faith questions     see details / comment

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Love tested: The Theory of Everything (2014)

A film more about the challenges of caring than of mind-boggling science     see details / comment

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In trouble and in joy: Boyhood (2014)

Taking the long view of growing up on film and in hymns     see details / comment

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Singing the Faith goes to the Oscars

Oscar-nominated films offer an unexpected starting point for exploring Singing the Faith hymns     see details / comment

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Unexpected compassion: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

A film shot through with moral ambiguity and self-interest – and yet one that surprisingly re-states the question: “Who is my neighbour?”     see details / comment

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God’s image in chains: 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Slavery – an issue still with us     see details / comment

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John Wesley’s Thoughts Upon Slavery

Reflections on an important publication     see details / comment

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Twisted values: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

What response do our hymns make to the values vacuum portrayed in Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest star-vehicle?     see details / comment

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Questions of forgiveness: Philomena (2013)

Hymns that explore a central theme raised by the film, Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.     see details / comment

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