Mary Doria Russell visits Seattle.

When I finally shift gears and start publishing the novels I've been working on for the past decade, I can only hope to strike the kind of balance that author Mary Doria Russell achieves in hers. Have you discovered her yet? … [Read more...]

Looking Closer Becomes a Cover Story!

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The Seattle Times article is up! (... he says, as he crawls under his desk in bewilderment.)On the front page of the Pacific Northwest Magazine section, it'll appear just ahead of the headline: Slug Bait No More! … [Read more...]

This Sunday night: Rev. Bill Hogg & I Talk Oscars

For the last few weeks, I've been appearing as a guest on the call-in talk radio show Hogg Wild, hosted by the Reverend Bill Hogg, on Seattle's radio station KGNW. … [Read more...]

More Constantine ramblings up at Paste Magazine

Yet another magazine has seen fit to let me ramble on about Constantine. This time, it's Paste. … [Read more...]

Poem of the Week: by Luci Shaw

Luci Shaw's new poem, published at Books and Culture... … [Read more...]

Christianity Today’s Readers Pick… Well, Duh….

No surprise here. … [Read more...]

Ted Baehr on Ted Baehr on Ted Baehr

I got into the business of writing film reviews partly to combat the only kind of "Christian perspective on film" available to me at the time ... and that narrow, judgemental, overly legalistic, and hypocritical style is best manifested by the movie reviews at Movieguide.Most of you who have read my rants and raves over the years know my pet peeves with Movieguide. I have, in fact, been trying to go forward as though they don't exist, focusing on the brighter side of Christian engagement … [Read more...]

More Mail for CT’s Top 10, and My Visit to an SPU Classroom

A couple of days ago, I posted some of the complaints that have come in to CT Movies about the year-end Top Ten List that they posted. And I replied to those complaints.I also used them as material to enliven my presentation when I guest-taught a class for Dr. Joyce Erickson on literature and Christian cultural engagement yesterday at Seattle Pacific University.Speaking of "engagement," several of the students were engaged enough to stick around for another 30 minutes discussing how … [Read more...]

Looking Closer’s NEW ADDRESS, NEW TOMORROW

After almost a decade as a branch of the Promontory Artists Association, the Looking Closer website is launching itself out from under its non-profit status and establishing itself as an independent Web site.What this means to you is that you'll never have to type out promontoryartists.org/lookingcloser again.It's now as simple as this: lookingcloser.org.Currently, that address points you to the same Web site that's been live all these years. But in a few weeks, the site will be its … [Read more...]

Danny Boyle – director of Trainspotting and 28 Days Later and Millions

I've just come from a meeting with Danny Boyle, the relentlessly creative filmmakers responsible for Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach, 28 Days Later, and now what is sure to become a treasured favorite of many... Millions. … [Read more...]


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