What’s In the Book? Here’s an Outline…

This is the Table of Contents for the book. Each chapter is a mix of memories, excerpts from interviews, reviews, and exploration. … [Read more...]

A Word from Frederick Buechner

The world speaks of the holy in the only language it knows, which is a worldly language.- Frederick Buechner, A Room to Remember … [Read more...]

A Word from Teilhard de Chardin

"By means of all created things, without exception, the divine assails us, penetrates us, and molds us. We imagined it as distant and inaccessible, whereas in fact we live steeped in its burning layers." - Teilhard de Chardin, The Divine Milieu  … [Read more...]

The Seed of an Idea

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Auralia, still as death, like a discarded doll, lay in a burgundy tangle of rushes and spineweed on the bank of a bend in the River Throanscall, where she was discovered by a hapless old thief ...-One day in 1996, before Anne and I were married, we went hiking with our friends Jon and Anna in a vivid territory of woods, waterfalls, and boulders near Flathead Lake, Montana.Somehow, our conversation meandered from thoughts on the scenery, wildlife, bears, and blackberries, to explore … [Read more...]

My Email Address is Changing

It's that time again... time for an email switcheroo.I'm going to be closing down the old LookingCloserReview@msn.com address, AND my old JeffreyinSeattle address, and consolidating those two accounts into...[drum roll please...] … [Read more...]

In the Blue Corner . . . Movieguide! – a guest editorial by Tim Willson

Many thanks to Looking Closer reader Tim Willson for this editorial on some unethical practices at Movieguide. Here's Tim...[This editorial was originally posted at Looking Closer in 2004.] Christianity Today has been forced to defend itself after recently questioning the ethics of film critic Ted Baehr, founder of MovieGuide. A recent article generated considerable heat and a flurry of public and private communication, and even Pat Boone has weighed in on the subject, defending Baehr in a … [Read more...]


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