This morning, my friend Bob Denst — a gifted poet who is studying in Seattle Pacific University’s MFA in Creative Writing program — sent me this note: “Had a dream that I was watching a new Terrence Malick movie this morning.” But as Malick movies go… this one gets pretty weird. Read more

“If you know anything about the story of Mars Hill,” says Bryan, “if you know the story of the downfall and disintegration of Mars Hill Church, the story of [the pastor’s] resignation, and the relationship between him and Dustin, then you’ll know what Dustin is singing about when you listen to ‘Gallows.’” Read more

Looking Closer Intern Joe Allen here. And it’s time to catch you up on Overstreet’s recommended links for this week. (If you’re following Jeffrey on Facebook or Twitter, you may have already seen some of these.) (more…) Read more

“Our pleasure and our duty, Though opposite before, Since we have seen his beauty, Are joined to part no more…” Read more

I hoped that Brad Bird would experience a much more positive response to his own passion project — the long-anticipated Tomorrowland — than Andrew Stanton did for his passion project, “John Carter.” Read more

I admire Garrels’ willingness to sing honestly about the complicated journey of faith—that is, a journey of doubt, questions, and struggle, as well as hope and joy and gratitude. Read more

Hey, it’s a holiday weekend. How about celebrating with a free ebook? (more…) Read more

“Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” Read more

I’ll let you in on a little project in progress. In my deep dive into the music of 2015, I’m adding tracks to a Spotify playlist of the tracks that get my attention, compel me to listen closer, and end up in frequent rotation. This is where I’ll put the songs that I’m considering writing about for my “Listening Closer” column. (more…) Read more

New music from The Milk Carton Kids is streaming. The year’s funniest comedy so far is now available for rent. The Muppets have a new TV-series trailer. And more… Read more

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