"Kingdom of Portland"

I’m just asking for trouble.

This afternoon I was interviewed live on the Christian radio station KPDQ in Portland, Oregon, today regarding the controversies over Kingdom of Heaven. The Georgene Rice show is at 4:30 p.m.

I grew up in a house where KPDQ was on almost every morning. When I think of Christian radio, I think of KPDQ.

Make of that what you will.

Anyway, Georgene Rice was a gracious, intuitive, and quick-witted host who kept things moving and asked all kinds of great questions. I had a very good experience, and I hope to revisit the show in the future. So, look out Portland! I’m back!

I don’t have strong feelings about Kingdom of Heaven, but hopefully that made the conversation about it better, not worse. Those with strong feelings either for or against it seem to be throwing fuel on damaging fires. Personally, I’d echo the film’s central sentiment about peaceable dialogue — let’s sit down, explore the film’s ideas, challenge them, and learn what we can from the experience.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

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