Is Groundhog Day the Most Meaningful Comedy Ever? Or The Truman Show?

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On Monday, I'm going to share a special two-part post on comedy. That's because the great Steven Greydanus of The National Catholic Register is stirring up conversation about great comedies with his introduction to the newly published Arts and Faith Top 25 Divine Comedies.  … [Read more...]

I Love Luci

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I've been basking in the summery glow of new music from Sam Phillips and reminiscing about what happened two years ago. In 2011, Sam Phillips visited Seattle, and was honored with the eighth annual Denise Levertov Award. She performed a few songs, paused for an onstage interview by yours truly, and then performed again. It was a thrill to share the stage with a singer and songwriter who has inspired me, album after album, song after song, since I was 16 years old. But I would have been … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Special: Are These the Top 25 Films About Marriage?

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Will you be celebrating Valentine's Day at the movies? If so, what will you watch? Perhaps you'll watch something romantic. Or, if you're like me and Anne, you'll just watch what sounds good. (I think she may be interested in checking out Skyfall, now that it's available online; or maybe an old favorite that involves both fantasy and true love, like Ladyhawke or The Princess Bride.) It won't be hard to find a film about love. It won't be hard to find a film about dating or romance. But it is, … [Read more...]

In Which I Reveal Who I’m Voting For

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Who am I voting for? I'll tell you. But in a rather roundabout way. I have to begin by telling you about Image, the journal about the arts and religion that has changed and enriched my life in ways too great to measure. In the new issue of Image, there's an interview with Marilynne Robinson that is so inspiring I find myself slowing down and reading small pieces of it again and again. I'll share an excerpt, but proceed with caution. Marilynne Robinson is one of those writers who, as one … [Read more...]

Attention, Fiction Writers: Tell It… Slant!

Breaking news from Wipf & Stock Publishers and Gregory Wolfe, author of Beauty Will Save the World, and publisher of Image: There's a new fiction imprint in town! … [Read more...]

There are three ways through life…

The Scriptures say that "all creation groans" until God remakes the world. Today, all creation is groaning a little louder. Why? I'll tell you why... … [Read more...]

Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine interviews Joe Henry in Image

The new issue of Image is out! Order yours today. In the meantime, you can get a preview online... … [Read more...]

Job-hunting? Want to work for IMAGE?

IMAGE is ready to hire a full-time Director of Development. Could this be you? … [Read more...]

My Conversation with Sam Phillips: An IMAGE Interview

For a limited time, my interview with Sam Phillips from IMAGE's 20th Anniversary Issue is available online. … [Read more...]

The Top 25 Horror Movies of All Time!

Image has just posted their list of the Top 25 Horror Movies. I participated in the vote, and I'm pleased with the results (although I now have to update my Netflix queue with those titles I haven't seen). You might ask, "What in the world are these people thinking, recommending horror movies?! I thought that Image was a journal of Christian thought on the arts and religion!" … [Read more...]


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