Archives for October 20, 2005

A Loss for Over the Rhine

Today, Linford Detweiler posted some thoughts, with his usual eloquence, about a painful loss for him and for Karin Bergquist.Anyone who's ever loved a pet will understand and sympathize. … [Read more...]

Bono on the Cover of the New Rolling Stone

Thanks to Josh Hurst for bringing THIS to my attention.As is so often the case, Bono gets in some quotable stuff about his faith. Do you pray or have any religious practices?I try to take time out of every day, in prayer and meditation. I feel as at home in a Catholic cathedral as in a revival tent. I also have enormous respect for my friends who are atheists, most of whom are, and the courage it takes not to believe.How big an influence is the Bible on your songwriting? How much do … [Read more...]

Fans of "Sports Night," rejoice!

If I had to choose my all-time favorite television series, "Sports Night" would be on the short list with "Firefly," due to the sensational characters developed by writer Aaron Sorkin. The DVDs are available, and well-worth tracking down, even if you aren't a sports fan.Thus, I cheered when Darren Hughes alerted me to this, a new Sorkin-scripted show that takes place in the same kind of environment as Sports Night... only this time, the characters are the staff and stars of an SNL-like … [Read more...]

At long last, the legendary, hitherto-unseen photo is revealed!

FINALLY the Pope's official photographer reveals the legendary photograph of Pope John Paul II wearing Bono's shades. … [Read more...]

Specials: Aslan & Paganism, Serenity and Government

Today's specials:Peter T. Chattaway has been threatening to write an article about just how much pagan mythology is scattered throughout The Chronicles of Narnia, and I hope he does it. There has been a lot written about why Narnia is "good" and Harry Potter's world is "bad," but the situation isn't nearly that simple. There are so many similarities between the two series, and I think Chattaway's going to highlight that for us one of these days. At least, I hope he does. Someone … [Read more...]