I’ve Survived the “Steve Brown, Etc” show!

Did you hear my conversation with the wild and crazy guys on the Steve Brown, Etc. show?That's okay. It's right here. Just try and believe your ears. There's no radio show quite like this on Christian radio in my town. … [Read more...]

Commonweal on “Into Great Silence”

The new issue of Commonweal includes one columnist's thoughts on Philip Gröning's Into Great Silence and the Viriginia Tech massacre. The writer (I can't find his name on the page) says, The film has been a huge hit, not only in New York but also in allegedly secular Europe. Its success reminds me of the rave reviews given to Marilynne Robinson’s wonderful, quiet, and unabashedly Christian novel Gilead. There is a spiritual hunger that goes deep. Some of its expressions can be shallow, but the n … [Read more...]

“The Tale of Despereaux”: Promising Signs

One of my favorite children's books... no, scratch that. One of my favorite books is being adapted into an animated feature.And I'm very nervous. Can the filmmakers do the story justice? The Tale of Despereaux is such a delicate, exquisite story. It'll be as tough to capture as the tone of Winnie the Pooh. And... like the best children's books... it holds just as much treasure, or more, for grownups as it does for kids. … [Read more...]


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