Looking Closer’s Favorite Movies of 2009, Part Two

Image has posted Part Two of my year-end reflection on the movies of 2009. Today: #20 - #11. … [Read more...]

Looking Closer’s Favorite Movies of 2009, Part One. And an Urgent Appeal.

It's time for me to join the parade of list-makers... … [Read more...]

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...]

Is This the Year’s Best Christmas Film?

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

Tonight: A Celebration of IMAGE – Bearing the Mystery

You're invited to join me tonight at Elliott Bay Book Company for a very special reading and booksigning.Robert Clark, Madeline DeFrees, Luci Shaw, Gregory Wolfe, and Mary Kenagy Mitchell will be reading from and signing copies of Bearing the Mystery: 20 Years of Image.Here are the details: … [Read more...]

Has Smaug Found His Voice?

Tom Waits as the voice of Smaug the Dragon in "The Hobbit"? … [Read more...]


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