My Appearance on the Albert Mohler Program

You can now listen to my interview with on the radio program with Dr. Albert Mohler! What thoughtful questions, and what a gracious, welcoming way he has with guests on the show. It was a privilege to speak with him. … [Read more...]

A Great Week of Radio Interviews

I want to thank Melissa Flores of Maryland's "The Listener Cafe" on the He's Alive Network Andrew Tallman of The Andrew Tallman Show in Phoenix, Arizona (I was scheduled for 15 minutes, but we ended up on the air for more than an hour! Really exciting chat.) Georgene Rice of Portland, Oregon's KPDQ John Hall and Stephanie Fraschetti of WordFM in Pittsburgh Dr. Albert Mohler of the Albert Moher Program in Kentucky ... for the way they welcomed me to their radio programs over the … [Read more...]

KPDQ, 4:15PM, in Portland TODAY!!

I'll be on the Georgene Rice show in Portland at 4:15! … [Read more...]

Interviews at Christianity Today and Regal

It feels strange to be on the other end of interviews these days. I'm used to asking the questions. Anyway, I'm happy to report that both Christianity Today and Regal Books have posted interviews with me about Through a Screen Darkly this week. … [Read more...]

The Stuff of Staying Together: Over the Rhine’s Linford Detweiler on Drunkard’s Prayer

Over the Rhine's album Drunkard's Prayer continues to dazzle and delight fans and newcomers. But the story behind it—of the near-collapse of the marriage of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, and the remarkable salvation of their relationship and music—is, to say the least, inspiring... and a challenge to all who would know the hard-earned joys of marriage. This week I talked with Linford about the album, the experiences behind it, and the future. • Overstreet: There … [Read more...]

Danny Boyle: The Looking Closer Interview (Feb. 2005)

As Danny Boyle's new film Slumdog Millionaire is cleaning up at this year's various surveys of film critics, perhaps it's a good time to revisit the conversation I enjoyed with Boyle in February 2005 at the release of Millions, which is my favorite of his films (so far... I'm seeing Slumdog Millionaire this week), and still my favorite film of 2005. So... here's a link to my review of Millions, a Christmas movie I highly recommend. And here's my interview with Boyle, which ran in an … [Read more...]

My Constantine Adventure: Interviewing Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, and others.

Angels. Demons. Humans caught in the middle. Heroes trying to resist temptation and defeat Satan’s emissaries. Sounds a lot like an adventure yarn from the mind of Frank Perretti. But Francis Lawrence’s action-horror flick Constantine is a far cry from This Present Darkness. While the hero is an exorcist casting out demons right and left, he’s not exactly driven by humility or selflessness. And he’s not too fond of God. Keanu Reeves plays John Constantine, a chain-smoking … [Read more...]

Sam Phillips – The Looking Closer Interview

Introduction: An interview anticipated for two decades. I was 22 years old when I attended my first "celebrity interview." … [Read more...]

Coming Home to Ohio: A conversation with Over the Rhine’s Linford Detweiler about the New Double Album

[This interview was originally published July 30, 2003, at the original Looking Closer website.] - On August 19th, 2003, Over the Rhine will celebrate the release of their tenth album by making it a double. Ohio boasts two full-length discs of new material. And that most astonishing thing is that, after they have played for ten years to stellar reviews, chances are 9 out of 10 that you’re reading this and saying to yourself “Who are Over the Rhine?” Somehow those who discover the … [Read more...]

Making Songs Out of Stories: Over the Rhine’s Linford Detweiler on 10 Years of Songwriting

[This interview was originally published at the website for a non-profit arts organization called Promontory Artists Association in February 2000.] • Linford Detweiler has learned to take it easy. It’s a Saturday afternoon in Seattle, unusually sunny for late February, and he joins my wife Anne and me for coffee and cranberry juice at the University Plaza Hotel, his home for the weekend, far from his Cincinnati headquarters. Linford, his wife singer/songwriter Karin Bergquist, and … [Read more...]


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