Specials: New Image is here! Gresham interview, part 2.

Wednesday’s specials:

Good news! I’ve just snared a deal for a new monthly film column. Can’t tell you where yet, but I’ll give you the details soon.

Click here to peruse the contents of the new issue. (New Scott Cairns poetry! Woo hoo!) The latest Image update sums it up like this:

Image issue #47 features Texas portraitist John Cobb’s chapel, a portable structure composed of panel paintings of his friends and neighbors. Also: John Terpstra’s tender, spare memoir of his wife’s three brothers and their battle with muscular dystrophy, an interview with B.H. Fairchild, poetry by Scott Cairns, and Sandra Scofield on forgiveness, anger, and learning to crochet in prison. There’s also a Halloween story in which essayist David Griffith dresses up as James T. Kirk and finds himself on a party-hopping ethical odyssey, and a Christmas story in which a normally dignified Jewish widower and physician endures his annual gig as the voice of Santa on his local radio station. We promise it’s not a story about discovering The True Meaning of Christmas.

CT offers part 2 of the interview with Douglas Gresham about Narnia. Gresham says:

You have to bear in mind that Hinduism has a dying god who dies for his people, then comes back. Norse mythology has the dying god. Greek mythology has the dying god. This myth is not new and it’s not unique to Christianity. Yes, Christians who watch the movie or read the book will look for Christian symbolism. But I think that’s the wrong way to approach it. I think it’s far better to read the book or see the movie and try to find out where you fit into Narnia. Analyze yourself and how you would react under these circumstances. Who are you? Are you an Edmund? Are you a Peter? Or a Lucy or a Susan or a Tumnus? Where do you fit?

Click here if you missed Part 1.

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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.

  • Martin

    Well, that is part of her background, isn’t it?

    Deep background, I guess.

  • Adam Walter

    There’s at least one online forum where I’ve seen Gresham participate regularly. He’s such an accessible guy–but very determined not to be the poster boy for the Clive’s Kids Society. He always speaks his mind and doesn’t seem to censor himself according to what people expect of him.

  • Anlyn

    Congratulations, Jeffrey! I look forward to reading the new column.

    Ann D.