Specials: GetReligion gets T Bone Burnett. D.C. gets Buechner.

A happy Saturday to you all.

It’s a happy Saturday here as I watch and wait for T Bone Burnett tickets to go on sale. If any of you hear about the Seattle show’s ticket information, please let me know!

It turns out that GetReligion’s Terry Mattingly is a Burnett fan. He’s just posted an interesting remembrance of how he introduced Burnett’s music to a certain musician who became disillusioned with “Christian music”…


Admirers of Pulitzer Prize-nominated novelist and acclaimed Presbyterian minister Frederick Buechner gathered at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday to honor the man the New York Times calls “the finest religious writer in America.”

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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.

  • The Cubicle Reverend

    Thanks to both of you for that info, will make sure to check it out.

  • Wasp Jerky

    Yeah, anonomous quotes an interview that was on NPR, which is a really fascinating interview with Stephen. I think this is the link to it.

  • Anonymous

    Well, CR…in an interview he said:
    TONY: You created The Daily Show religious-satire segment, “This Week in God.” How do you square your Catholicism with comedy?

    SC: I love my Church, and I’m a Catholic who was raised by intellectuals, who were very devout. I was raised to believe that you could question the Church and still be a Catholic. What is worthy of satire is the misuse of religion for destructive or political gains. That’s totally different from the Word, the blood, the body and the Christ. His kingdom is not of this earth.

  • Trent

    I sent Jeff the link to that interview just yesterday, as a matter of fact.


    Was it.

  • The Cubicle Reverend

    I have often wondered if he is really a Christian. Though he makes fun of being a Christian, I have never heard him Mock christ.

  • Tyler

    Colbert was on Conan O’Brien last week to plug the movie “Strangers with Candy,” and during the interview he revealed that he teaches a Sunday school class. Interesting guy.