Thoughts on moving to Tokyo, 2.

Spice World was 1997 in a nutshell. The Spice Girls took the world by storm and were on every item you could find. Spice Fever, I believe, was the word for it. I had a favourite: Posh. She was the best looking of them all, and she was my first pre-pubescent crush. It didn't take... Continue Reading →

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Baudrillard

This world wants to be childish in order to make us believe that the adults are elsewhere, in the "real" world, and to conceal the fact that true childishness is everywhere - that it is that of the adults themselves who come here to act the child in order to foster illusions as to their... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on moving to Tokyo, 1.

Postmodernity is said to be a culture of fragmentary sensations, eclectic nostalgia, disposable simulacra, and promiscuous superficiality, in which the traditionally valued qualities of depth, coherence, meaning, originality, and authenticity are evacuated or dissolved amid the random swirl of empty signals. - Jean Baudrillard   My first trip to Japan left me with a sense... Continue Reading →

Some thoughts on Christian music

This following is something I wrote some time ago. I still feel the same way about much contemporary Christian musical worship, and will follow this up with a critique of a contemporary song. Enjoy! 1. It seems that when it comes to Christian sub-culture, criticising the worth of ‘Christian’ things is immensely controversial. For example,... Continue Reading →

Quarrelling Soul

  ‘Then, as this vehement quarrel, which I waged with my soul in the chamber of my heart, was raging inside my inner dwelling, agitated both in mind and countenance, I seized upon Alypius and exclaimed: “What is the matter with us? What is this? What did you hear? The uninstructed start up and take... Continue Reading →

Germaine Greer’s ‘On Rape’

Since the 1960s and 70s, sexual agency has not been the same. Relationships between men and women have altered significantly; with the decline in marriage, the rise of co-habitation, pornography, abortion and what appears also to be a rise in rape, and legal issues around what constitutes rape. This new frontier of sexual ethics is... Continue Reading →

No fresh thoughts on Singleness

Some friends of mine recently encouraged me to write some thoughts on my experience of 'singleness'. Much of what I write may appear cynical, but these are earnest thoughts. It comes from a place of great failure, but also of great joy. The greatest prize is God himself. No person can be more than that and... Continue Reading →

Philosophia

' There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.' William Shakespeare, Hamlet

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