Archives for December 2009

Will U2’s “Songs of Ascent” Blast Off in June?

Members of U2 are talking again. … [Read more...]

Newborn Novel

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A Christmas Eve appeal

Every Christmas, it's a different verse that burns with new vitality for me.This year, it's this one: O come, Desire of nations, bind In one the hearts of all mankind; Bid Thou our sad divisions cease, And be Thyself our King of Peace. Merry Christmas, everyone.May God grant us all a greater appreciation for the grace we celebrate tonight. … [Read more...]

Looking Closer’s Favorite Recordings of 2009

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Is This the Year’s Best Christmas Film?

That's my question in my latest article at Image's Good Letters blog. … [Read more...]

Washington Times on “Christian movies”

Reporter Bekah Grim of The Washington Times wanted to know why I don't get excited about "Christian movies."So I took a long, deep breath, tried to remain calm, tried to avoid R-rated language, and I told her. … [Read more...]

Are you ready to go back to James Cameron?

My review of Avatar is published at Image journal. … [Read more...]

Avatar (2009)

This review of Avatar was originally published at Image. Also recommended: Steven Greydanus's review at Decent Films.-If you didn’t have one, you had a friend who did: The Big Toybox.You know the one I mean: A wooden crate like the Ark of the Covenant, full of mystery and revelation. Opened and overturned, it set loose a tidal wave of miscellaneous pieces from a hundred different worlds spilled across the floor. Building blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys, adventure sets, action figures, pie … [Read more...]

Don’t Be a “Fan” … Be a Friend!

I'm moving... … [Read more...]

Five Auralia’s Colors Confessions: “Summoner and Stranger”

The adventure continues...Once in a while, chapters require several rewrites. But once in a while, they happen so easily that it's like I'm watching a movie and describing what I'm shown. This chapter was like a movie in my head. Maybe a filmmaker will make it happen someday. For now, all I can offer is the chapter I wrote.Here are My Top 5 Confessions About Auralia's Colors, Chapter 6 - Summoner and Stranger … [Read more...]