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...]

Wendell Berry and Brian Volck Ponder the Gulf Oil Spill

Here's a four-minute video of Wendell Berry responding to the oil spill.And here's what Brian Volck says about the disaster in today's Good Letters post: … [Read more...]

Revealing The Secret of Kells, Part Two – and what are your favorite works of non-digitial animation?

"Revealing The Secret of Kells - Part Two": My conversation with Steven Greydanus continues at Image journal's blog.Have you seen The Secret of Kells? What did you think? … [Read more...]

Revealing The Secret of Kells

My conversation with Steven Greydanus about a great animated film begins at Image here. … [Read more...]

The Arts and Faith Top 100 Films List: The Podcast!

The Arts & Faith Top 100 Films list, hosted by IMAGE journal, is the best place to start for planning your next 100 Netflix rentals. (Here's the introduction I wrote for it.)Dick Staub, Greg Wolfe, Jennie Spohr, and I talked about the list at Hales Pub and Brewery, before a live audience.Whether you missed out on the event, or just want to enjoy it again... here it is... … [Read more...]

For the love of lost dogs.

Over the last several days, many of us have been praying for friends in Nashville, who have been driven from their homes by flooding. They've lost family members, belongings, homes...... and pets. … [Read more...]

Should Civil War Southerners be compared to Nazis? Andy Whitman responds.

My favorite music reviewer/columnist Andy Whitman writes about other things too, with just as much passion and insight. … [Read more...]

The Arts and Faith Top 100 Films List!

Think for a moment about the short list of films usually recommended in Christian media.If you do that, you will probably be surprised — nay, thunderstruck — at the list of the Top 100 movies as voted on by many who spend their days pondering the intersection of art and faith. Yes, Image has just announced the latest, greatest edition of the Arts and Faith Top 100 Films!You'll be boggled by what made the list. You'll be even more surprised at what didn't... … [Read more...]

Looking Closer’s Favorite Movies of 2009, Part One. And an Urgent Appeal.

It's time for me to join the parade of list-makers... … [Read more...]