Bruce Springsteen and the Catholic Imagery on His New Album

I heard the new Bruce Springsteen song “Jesus was an Only Son” this morning, and it was a beautiful thing.

Then I learned more about what’s driving that song in a revealing New York Times article.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at

  • Bethr

    I hope the SciFi broadcasts bring in a whole new group of fans, despite being at 7 p.m. on the East Coast.

  • Rick R


    I picked up the DVD series on a whim about 2 months ago. My wife and I watched all of the episodes over the course of a week. We couldn’t wait for the kid to be in bed so we could watch the next episode.

    Since then, I’ve got my sister and my sister-in-laws whole family hooked on them.

    This series is what good writing is all about. Great characters, great plotting, great tension/conflicts, great humor. I’m hoping the movie does well enough that someone decides to give the series another shot.

  • Hope McP

    I know a woman who’s been talking about FireFly and this new flick for weeks and weeks. I’ve now heard that the series was originally aired in the wrong order, and this weekend (starting tonight, I think) will air on the Sci-fi channel in the right order. I never saw the show when it was out, but she’s got me curious. And I don’t get that channel, so I’ve put in dibs on NetFlix. May have to see Serenity, too.