The Question of Crowd-Sourcing: Why Kickstarter Troubles me

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  When Don Miller wanted to make a film of his book, Blue Like Jazz, he directed his fan base to a Kickstarter program and raised $300,000. And, yes, I was a contributor. Something I remembered today as I threw out my signed copy of the Blue Like Jazz poster, one of the “gifts” for those [Read More...]

Sour Notes: Blue Like Jazz

Not surprisingly, the customer-funded movie Blue Like Jazz now touring the country is already creating a fuss within certain conservative circles. Steve Taylor, the movie’s director, took to the show’s official site on Tumblr to explain the most current tift. Taylor’s essay was also posted on author Don Miller’s site. Taylor says the Christian Movie [Read More...]

In the Garden Shed with God

I’m not Catholic but I’ve always liked the notion of a confessional booth. The story in BLUE LIKE JAZZ when Don Miller and friends constructed a confessional booth on Reed College’s campus was my favorite part of the whole book. If I were to build a Confessional booth I would want it to be a [Read More...]