If you take a look around, it won’t take you long to realise that I’ve stopped posting here with any sort of regularity – much as I’d love to get back into blogging, I just don’t have the time any more and sometimes you need to prioritise certain things over others. However, I’m  rather proud of some of the content I used to produce back in the day so I’m keeping all the content up. You can use this post as a navigation tool for some of the highlights that you might want to take a look at. Here you go!


Creative stuff I’ve been involved in:

Here, here, here, here…plus my Vimeo


Lighthearted posts on things I like:

Teenage nostalgia, five faves, Jay Z, The Gossip, Jim Jarmusch on originality, Lady Gaga



When I was at university I made a point of only writing, if at all possible, about things I was really passionate about or interested in. I also had a nasty habit of only picking topics that very few people had written about at an academic level before, which made the research a total bitch in every case. Anyway, sometimes I read back over stuff I’ve written academically in the past and think, “holy crap, this is amazing, how on earth did I come up with this stuff?”, so I thought other people might want to read it too. Below are some links to essays of mine; I have recently abandoned my academic aspirations (I was planning a PhD proposal)  in favour of pursuing a more production-focused career, but I still love thinking very deeply about things (I can’t consume any media without a freight train of analysis going through my brain)…

Feminist Fandom: Exploring the precarious relationship between third-wave feminism and television (my undergraduate dissertation)

Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6

Mulholland Dr and Psychoanalytic theory

Part 1, part 2

‘For Those with Ears to Hear’: Maturing the Dialogue Between Film and Theology (my MA thesis)

Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6

Review: “It Chooses You” by Miranda July

On Twilight and Gender

Why we should hang onto the word “feminism”


Manifestoes of faith:

Take a look around and it should be fairly apparent that I’m a Jesus freak of fairly epic proportions, but also that I am fairly resistant to a lot of what passes for Christianity in popular consciousness. The following posts are essential reading to get a better idea of what I’m all about:

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears

Why I am (sorta-not-really-but-then-again-maybe) emergent

Why I am (sorta-not-really-but-then-again-maybe) emergent, pt. 2

Mark Driscoll on religion

This is how it starts…

This made me cry at work

Battle cry


Enjoy your visit – and remember, I’m still very active on Twitter if you want to contact me!

A year of firsts…

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I spent last week in London doing work experience at Blink Productions, who subsequently asked me to freelance for them. This makes my 24th year on earth a year of firsts: first lecturing job, first running job, first trip to Bethel…and tomorrow I’m making my preaching debut. This is what I’m sermonating about:

Psalm 90

Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
 Before the mountains were brought forth,
Or ever You had formed the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. 

You turn man to destruction,
And say, “Return, O children of men.”
 For a thousand years in Your sight
Are like yesterday when it is past,
And like a watch in the night.

You carry them away like a flood;
They are like a sleep.
In the morning they are like grass which grows up:
 In the morning it flourishes and grows up;
In the evening it is cut down and withers. 

For we have been consumed by Your anger,
And by Your wrath we are terrified.

You have set our iniquities before You,
Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.
 For all our days have passed away in Your wrath;
We finish our years like a sigh.
 The days of our lives are seventy years;
And if by reason of strength they are eighty years,
Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow;
For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
 If only we knew the power of your anger! Your wrath is

as great as the fear that is your due. 
 So, teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Return, O Lord!
How long?
And have compassion on Your servants.

Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy,
That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!
 Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us,
The years in which we have seen evil.
 Let Your work appear to Your servants,
And Your glory to their children.
 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands.

Adventure ahoy (pt. 2)

Off to Bethel tomorrow (eeeeeeee!) but when I get back I have another adventure of a different type planned. I have got some work experience lined up at Blink productions, who do really lovely commercials, graphic design, art and – crucially – music videos (in the Colonel Blimp division of the company). I decided around January-time that if I wanted to do film-related stuff with my life I’d better get cracking on doing something, so I started looking for places I could apply for work experience and that. Blink stood out to me straight away, not just because the work on their website looked like exactly the sort of thing I wanted to do, but because as I looked through their portfolio I realised that I’d seen (and loved) loads of their music videos before. Here’s a selection: