Book: Preaching for impact I have a few sermons coming up, so I thought it would be worth reading through a book about the technique of (and reasons for) preaching to keep my thinking sharp. This is a short, punchy book with a lot of good content – if you’re looking for a quick refresher, […]
We made a special trip to Eveleigh markets this weekend to see a demo of butter-making by Pierre Issa of Pepe Saya. Like most city-folk, I’d largely assumed that butter just comes in a packet, and it’s all much the same, but if you try their butter, you’ll be able to taste the difference. They […]
Whole Bean coffee. 38 Chapel St, Marrickville. Someone tweeted about this place, so I went to investigate. It’s been open about a month, and used as a roastery all year. The staff welcome you into their space, encourage you to sit and feel at home, and the furniture (bench style seats and big comfy armchairs) […]
DVD: Source Code Jake Gyllenhall stars in this film by Duncan Jones (who wrote and directed Moon). One of those rare things these days, a sci-fi thriller that maintains momentum throughout, and (though not flawless) has a concept that isn’t ruined by the ending. The less you know about it the better – go and […]
10 Q Coffee. 137 Broadway, Ultimo. I’m always on the lookout for a new place, and after watching this shopfront go through a long renovation process, I was excited to see that they’ve opened their doors as of this Monday. Obviously, the externals of the cafe are still pretty basic as they get into a […]
An illustration of what can go wrong when you use words that people don’t understand.
Easy A A high-school drama with its roots in the same films of the 1980s, and consciously tipping its hat there. It’s a film ostensibly about the high rate of sex among teenagers that nonetheless is fairly puritanical in what the characters are getting up to (everyone talks about things, but it appears to be […]
Limitless Bradley Cooper leads up this story of a down-and-out man who transforms his life with a little help from an experimental drug. It asks the question “what would you do if you could use the whole of your brain?” and manages to be an action movie at the same time. Though Robert DeNiro is […]