Being a Saint Doesn’t Mean You Were Never a Sinner: A Review of “St. Vincent”

Vincent McKenna (Bill Murray) lives like a slob.  He smokes, drinks, gambles, and curses too much.  He’s rude to his neighbors and people in general. And he cavorts with a prostitute.  Despite all these negative qualities, he is the title character in the film “St. Vincent,” written and directed by Theodore Melfi. So what exactly [Read More…]

If You Struggle with Being Patient, This Post’s For You

The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Practicing Patience” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: “It is better to be patient than powerful. It is better to win control over yourself than over whole cities.” — Proverbs 16:32 [Read More…]

If You’re Looking for a Christmas Movie That Doesn’t Neglect Jesus, This One’s For You

(Photo via Hallmark Movies and Mysteries) This year, I was very behind on my regular TV watching, leaving my DVR bursting at the seams. But yesterday, I finally saw the film “Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas,” which originally aired on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries (as opposed to the regular Hallmark Channel). The story followed the [Read More…]

Balancing the Sacred with the Secular at Christmas: Jonathan Jackson + Enation Reflect

When I interviewed Jonathan Jackson, Richard Lee Jackson, and Daniel Sweatt of Enation a few weeks ago about their album “Radio Cinematic” (photo above), I also referenced the fact that Jonathan performs the classic song “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on the new Christmas album from the cast of “Nashville.” While we were on the [Read More…]


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