Are Christian Moviegoers Just “Cattle”?

It's exciting when we see Christians engaging popular culture and demonstrating discernment.We are called to "wise as serpents, and innocent as doves," right? … [Read more...]

An update on "Through a Screen Darkly"

The book is finished!Proofreading is done.The front and back cover are complete.I'm told that printed copies do, at long last, exist. … [Read more...]

The Perilous Road of Engaging Our Culture

On Friday, I spoke to a class of English literature students at Seattle Pacific University. I told them about my life at the movies, about the varoius warnings I've heard from Christians over the years about the dangers of movies like... oh... The Empire Strikes Back, Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone, and The Story of the Weeping Camel.My primary goal in sharing my experiences with them was to encourage them to bravely venture forth into the art of popular culture, as a way of learning … [Read more...]

Publishers Weekly on “Through a Screen Darkly”

It's not often I steal a line from Darth Vader, but here goes: "This will be a day long remembered." … [Read more...]

Today, I Wrap It Up!

Today is the last day of editing for me on Through a Screen Darkly. I'll get to check the final proof in a few weeks, but this is my last day to make any changes.What a week it has been. I can't go into details, but let's just say we suffered a significant setback in our process this week that required a great deal of attention to the text. As I am also halfway into writing a new novel, and I'm working on edits for the first novel, Auralia's Colors, it's an understatement to say that I'm … [Read more...]

Some people are really excited about this book.

Seriously, though, I think this is taking it too far. … [Read more...]

A Word from Frederick Buechner

The world speaks of the holy in the only language it knows, which is a worldly language.- Frederick Buechner, A Room to Remember … [Read more...]

The Vader Sessions

This YouTube video is spreading like a wildfire, so you've probably already seen it. (I discovered it through Peter Chattaway's blog.)If not, here it is: the funniest YouTube link in, oh, at least a few weeks. … [Read more...]