Tag Archives: religion


Bishops move diagonally. That’s why they often turn up where the kings don’t expect them to be

I’ve just been watching RTE’s Apparitions and to be honest, it just made me sad[1] I mean, I don’t know Joe Coleman, and I [...]

The good man Jesus and the scoundrel Christ

by Philip Pullman

The back of the edition of this that I read has only the words: This is a story. Interesting. Is that [...]


A letter of Mary

The more I read of this series the more I come to love the characters, and indeed the whole set-up. Mary Russell is such a believable cha [...]


Purple Hibiscus


The Golden Compass [based on the book]

I read, and really enjoyed, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials a while back, so I was really looking forward to this film, the first [...]

He taught me how to wash, fight and pray

I really love this sorta weather. Sunny, but a little on the cold side[1] When I headed out this morning I could actually feel the chill in [...]

The Curse of Chalion

Cazaril heard the mounted horsemen on the road before he saw [...]

I place all my trust in Thee

I was just over at non vocabulum where Dena has purchased[1] a statue of Jesus, which prompted me to remember a sacred heart portrait that w [...]

His Dark Materials

Northern Lights / The Golden Compass The Subtle Knife The Amber Spyglass First line [The Golden Compass]: Lyra and her daemon moved through [...]