Steve Taylor, Blue Like Jazz, Christian Cliches and Frankenstorm

Steve Taylor, film director and rock hero, visits the show to talk with Christian Piatt and Jordan Green about the disappointing theater run of Blue Like Jazz, what made him leave music for film, and to announce his return to music through a new album he’s been working on. So, yeah, that’s a big deal. [Read More...]

Critiques of the “Blue Like Jazz” Movie and My Thoughts

I should recognize up front that I can hardly be considered a neutral party with respect to the Blue Like Jazz movie. First, I got to see a screening of a rough cut a few months ago, and then sit in on a podcast interview with Steve Taylor, the film’s director. I also got to [Read More...]

Our Free “Blue Like Jazz” E-Book Guide

Cover for our new Blue Like Jazz movie guide

Amy and were asked to write a short study guide to accompany the upcoming Blue Like Jazz movie. The e-book will be distributed to anyone who wants a copy for free. We’re excited and honored to be a part of this, and it’s my hope that the e-book will help individuals and small groups who [Read More...]

‘Blue Like Jazz’ Director Steve Taylor: “The Christian Movie Establishment…is Out to Get Us.”

Director Steve Taylor

It’s no surprise that some Christians and the organizations they represent are less than enthused about the forthcoming Blue Like Jazz movie. But Steve Taylor, the film’s director, claimed today on Donald Miller’s Blog that certain prominent Christian filmmakers “issued what amounts to a fatwa against Blue Like Jazz.” One of the concerns involves a [Read More...]

Blue Like Jazz: My Webcast with Marshall Allman and Steve Taylor

While Steve Taylor, director of the upcoming “Blue Like Jazz” movie, and Marshall Allman, star of the film, were at South by Southwest premiering the movie, I got a chance to do an interview with them by webcast. We talked about the evolution of the story from book to screen, why they felt so strongly [Read More...]

Blue Like Jazz: My Interview with Donald Miller, Steve Taylor and Marshall Allman

I got to sit down with Donald Miller, author of the bestselling faith memoir, “Blue Like Jazz,” along with Steve Taylor (Blue Like Jazz film director) and Marshall Allman (the film’s star) before an advanced screening of the movie. We talked about faith, images of God, dangerous theology, music and unearned grace. The movie hits [Read More...]

Blue Like Jazz: I Was Donald Miller

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I was Donald Miller.
 Once upon a time, a lot of us were. Some of us still are. I, too, grew up in the church. Then it hurt me. So I walked away — injured, disillusioned, and pissed off. I, too, went away to college and left my faith behind me, with no intention of [Read More...]

A Talk with “BLUE LIKE JAZZ” Film Director Steve Taylor

While I was at Soularize in San Diego, Amy and I had the chance to sit down with the guys from the Homebrewed Christianity podcast, as well as Phil Shepherd (AKA The Whiskey Preacher) and Burnside Writers Collective’s Jordan Green to chat with Steve Taylor, renowned musician and director of the film version of Donald [Read More...]


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