If You’ve Seen Born into Brothels

... then I suspect this will boggle your mind. It boggled mind. … [Read more...]

Recommended reading: Marilynne Robinson

At Books and Culture, Thomas Gardner reviews the long-awaited novel by Marilynne Robinson ... Gilead. … [Read more...]

Many, Many Thanks to Those Who Emailed Me

To those who have emailed me in response to The Seattle Times feature on Looking Closer, I can't thank you enough for the encouragement you've given me. I *will* answer each and every email that you've sent as I find the time, but it's going to take a while, so I appreciate your patience.If you wrote and asked me to come speak to your church, I appreciate that, but please understand that my several jobs make for a fairly demanding schedule and I will not be able to respond to all of those … [Read more...]

Mary Doria Russell visits Seattle.

When I finally shift gears and start publishing the novels I've been working on for the past decade, I can only hope to strike the kind of balance that author Mary Doria Russell achieves in hers. Have you discovered her yet? … [Read more...]

Looking Closer Becomes a Cover Story!

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The Seattle Times article is up! (... he says, as he crawls under his desk in bewilderment.)On the front page of the Pacific Northwest Magazine section, it'll appear just ahead of the headline: Slug Bait No More! … [Read more...]

This Sunday night: Rev. Bill Hogg & I Talk Oscars

For the last few weeks, I've been appearing as a guest on the call-in talk radio show Hogg Wild, hosted by the Reverend Bill Hogg, on Seattle's radio station KGNW. … [Read more...]

More Constantine ramblings up at Paste Magazine

Yet another magazine has seen fit to let me ramble on about Constantine. This time, it's Paste. … [Read more...]

Poem of the Week: by Luci Shaw

Luci Shaw's new poem, published at Books and Culture... … [Read more...]

Christianity Today’s Readers Pick… Well, Duh….

No surprise here. … [Read more...]

Ted Baehr on Ted Baehr on Ted Baehr

I got into the business of writing film reviews partly to combat the only kind of "Christian perspective on film" available to me at the time ... and that narrow, judgemental, overly legalistic, and hypocritical style is best manifested by the movie reviews at Movieguide.Most of you who have read my rants and raves over the years know my pet peeves with Movieguide. I have, in fact, been trying to go forward as though they don't exist, focusing on the brighter side of Christian engagement … [Read more...]


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