Image journal's Gregory Wolfe considers Robert Clark's new book Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces, and responds to the Washington Postreview by Michael Dirda. … [Read more...]
Viva la Censorship! … [Read more...]
Focus on the Family has yet to apologize for, or express affirmation for, the misleading headline at its Boundless blog: "Christianity Today Relishes Sexual Perversion" If you're tired of reading about this — and I wouldn't blame you, I'm certainly sick of thinking about it — please move on. But something's been nagging at me. And I have questions for anyone who works at Focus on the Family. Does anybody at Focus, or their magazine Plugged In, or Boundless, read this blog? Let me know. … [Read more...]
Browser, 6/19: Veith on the Sex & the City hubbub; Image and the Diving Bell; New World quesadillas!
The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. - Gene Edward Veith weighs in on the Sex and the City hubbub Gene Edward Veith, after raising questions that threw fuel on an already vigorous conversation (debate? brouhaha? hubbub?) over Christianity Today's review of Sex and the City, has finally weighed in with his own perspective. And I'm grateful. I've followed Veith's work for years and knew he would respond with insight. Can we move on now? Can … [Read more...]
I'm starting a new column, chronicling stand-outs from the daily maelstrom of Looking Closer email. Most of these letters are real. Some of them are amalgalms of a variety of messages. Some of them are what I read between the lines of the things readers really wrote. Each installment of Reader Mail-strom will be updated over the course of the day, so check back to see if I've responded to you. • READER: Thanks for your blog about Ted Slater's over-the-top attacks on CT's review of … [Read more...]
I'm chronicling memorable messages from the daily maelstrom of Looking Closer email. Most of these letters are real. Some of them may be amalgams of a variety of messages. Some of them are what I read between the lines of the things readers really wrote. Each installment of Reader Mailstrom will be updated over the course of the day, so check back to see if I've responded to you. … [Read more...]
Same song, second verse. … [Read more...]
Focus on the Family says “Christianity Today Relishes Sexual Perversion.” Call That What It Is: A Lie.
Once a month, I talk with Kim Ketola about movies, faith, and culture on her "Along the Way" radio program. She runs a great show, and isn't afraid to ask tough questions. This week, Kim and I talked about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Bella. Then she asked me for my thoughts on the film Sex and the City. (Listen to the podcast here.) [2013 UPDATE: That podcast is currently offline. Well, it has been five years now.] Since I haven't seen it, I didn't give … [Read more...]
If you've been reading the CT Feedback page and reading this blog, you've seen a lot of recent criticism, and read a lot of accusations, regarding the philosophy of CT Movies reviewers. Well, my blog post describing our "philosophy" inspired an invitation to share the same thoughts at Christianity Today Movies. So my editor, Mark Moring, and I did a bit of editing and polishing and now here it is again, new and improved, with a much better title. … [Read more...]