A Great Week of Radio Interviews

I want to thankMelissa 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...]

Inspired by the Oscars: My Thank-You Speech for Last Night’s Celebration

Last night, while Hollywood got ready for the Oscars, I had the incredible privilege of gathering with many of the most influential people in my life, and a whole lot of people I didn't know at all, in a little bookstore in La Conner, Washington, called The Next Chapter. … [Read more...]

Through a Screen Darkly – The Radio Broadcast Tour!

The marathon of radio appearances for Through a Screen Darkly is already well-underway, but I thought it would be good to start posting the dates and times here, to give readers a chance to call in to the show if you really want to cause trouble.... … [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...]

From Christianity Today‘s Review of "Through a Screen Darkly"

So... tonight I learned that Christianity Today reviewed Through a Screen Darkly three weeks ago, and I didn't know about it until today! How did I miss that? Kind of strange, considering I write for them. But, well... wow! Cool!Many thanks to Eric Miller for this generous, surprising review. Here are a couple of excerpts... … [Read more...]

Eugene Peterson’s "Eat This Book" … and Moviegoing

I am finding Eugene Peterson's Eat This Book to be a particularly inspiring meditation on our need to read, taste, chew, and digest the Bible.And along the way, I am thunderstruck by how often the points Peterson is making about how we should read scripture run parallel what I've tried to convey about how we should attend to art.I've just read a section on the power and essentiality of storytelling. (p. 40)Check this out:Honest stories respect our freedom; they don't manipulate us, … [Read more...]

Blog Sightings!

Mentions of Through a Screen Darkly are popping up online.I'm going to keep track of this, partly because I'm curious to see where the book lands, and what happens when it does. And, partly because... well... I wrote the book in hopes that it would inspire further conversation about the power of movies, the rewards of movies, and the dangers of movies. If that conversation's gonna happen, I want to be there. … [Read more...]

Musing About the Joy of Books

I'm hearing from folks all over the country that their copies of Through a Screen Darkly are arriving in the mail.Isn't it strange? You can write about anything on the Internet, and it can be read all over the world instantly. But if you put it on paper, and it takes days for it to arrive somewhere in the mail, suddenly everybody agrees that it's a reason to celebrate!The Internet is great, but as far as I'm concerned... books are still the best mode of reading. When you hold the book, … [Read more...]

Here they come! Copies of Through a Screen Darkly are On Their Way!

I'm told that the box full of books should arrive on my doorstep this week.Some copies have already been delivered to book reviewers.Almost as long as I've been able to write my name on paper, I've wondered what this moment would be like... to hold my first copy of my own published book. I'm so weary from all of the writing and editing I've done recently, I hope I can stand up straight and appreciate it. It's been a long strange trip. … [Read more...]

The Most Meaningful Movie Moments You’ve Ever Seen

Something very special is happening right now over at the Looking Closer Journal blog.I'm enjoying the many comments of readers who are sharing their favorite movie moments of all time.I'd love to know which moments stand out for you. … [Read more...]


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