Top Five Favorite Responses from Angry Readers

'Tis the season for top ten lists.So, having posted my top¬†10 (and more)¬†favorite movies and albums for the year, let's move on to the next most exciting thing. I'm kicking off a new annual list:Top Five Favorite Responses from Angry ReadersFull disclosure: Although I've received plenty of spectacular responses here at the blog this year, all five of these first-rate put-downs were were mailed straight to Christianity Today in response to the re-printing of my commentary on the diff … [Read more...]

Anybody Want to Answer My Email Today?

Here's today's email...I post this simply because a few people have asked me recently if there are still Christians out there who hold onto this condemning reaction to art and culture. They seemed certain that if there are such people, there are only a few isolated folks out there who think this way, and I should just ignore them.But I am convinced that there is still a vast community out there who write off movies (and other forms of art as well) as "a lost cause" ... as so corrupt and … [Read more...]

After condemning Christianity Today in public, what’s Mr. Ted Baehr’s next amazing statement?

Here is Ted Baehr, still thinking he is the voice of Christian film criticism ... and frighteningly enough, many of them would say that he is... as he sums up the Oscars.Here are a few choice statements: Of course, by shutting out the best family movies with godly, Christian messages – like "The Chronicles Of Narnia," "Dreamer," "Madagascar" and "Chicken Little" – the Oscar ceremony ensured that it would get the lowest ratings ever from the TV audience, the vast majority of whom are fam … [Read more...]

Specials: Helprin’s caution. "Serenity 2"? How "Hoodwinked" Happened. "The White Countess." SNL.

Sunday's specials:What a friendly neighborhood I live in! This morning, I'm walking around the streets of Shoreline, Washington, and as I'm waiting at a crosswalk, I see in the window of the house next to me......a wooden cross...... a Bush/Cheney poster...... a digital-readout message panel that is flashing these words to all who pass by: "Liberals - THE ENEMIES WITHIN"...... and a security camera, pointing right at me and anyone who happens to walk by and notice the sign. … [Read more...]

Homosexual Heath Ledger Character: Bad. Heterosexually Promiscuous Ledger Character: Not So bad?

I've had some interesting chats with the film writers and the editor of Christianity Today Movies in the wake of the publication of Lisa Cockrel's Brokeback Mountain review.Mark Moring, the CT Movies editor, says he's received over 250 e-mails about the Brokeback Mountain review. Many of them have expressed hatred toward homosexuals. And some of them have expressed hatred towards Christiainity Today for even reviewing the movie.(Some of them are posted here and more here.)But here's … [Read more...]

The CT Mailbag: Brokeback Mountain

What's sad is how far short of grace and tact some of these messages fall...What's even sadder is how predictable it was that this would happen... … [Read more...]

Brokeback Mountain – Reviewed by Christianity Today

Christianity Today Movies has just published a review of Brokeback Mountain.And that's just what it is... A REVIEW.It's not a protest.It's not someone spewing bile about Hollywood's "homosexual agenda."It doesn't include any slurs like "Sodomites in the Saddle."It's a review of a work of art. Written by Lisa Ann Cockrel, this piece is going to do readers a whole lot more good than a rant about "Hollywood's gay cowboy movie." Christianity Today Movies' editors should be … [Read more...]

Flush the Koran, and That’s Bigotry. Flush a Christian Sacrament, It’s Comedy.

Here's an interesting editorial by Brent Bozell: The riots caused by Newsweek's story claiming American interrogators were flushing the Koran caused many Americans to be amazed by the extreme reaction in the Islamic world. Ken Woodward, the long-time religion writer of Newsweek, tried to explain to Christians just how offensive Koran-flushing is to Muslims: "Recitation of the Koran is for Muslims much like what receiving the Eucharist is for Catholics -- a very intimate ingestion of the divine … [Read more...]

Phillip Pullman Calls American Christians “the Mirror Image of Islamic Fundamentalists”

I consistently get emails from readers of Phillip Pullman's The Golden Compass, angry that I would dare criticize such a fine author. They argue that I'm exaggerating the anti-Christianity theme of the books. They seem to think Pullman is a man of staggering intellectual powers.Well, he does have an impressive imagination. And The Golden Compass showed he has a way with words.But it also led to sequels that exposed a blatant agenda of ridiculing and slandering Christianity as lunacy and … [Read more...]

Barbara Nicolosi on Civility, Despite Our Differences

But she does say this... … [Read more...]


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