Jeff Berryman on Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials”

Jeff Berryman's latest post is on Philip Pullman's The Subtle Knife.He throws down the gauntlet. He invites us to a challenging conversation. I admire his ambition, patience, insight, and grace as he explores these stories.If you've read the books, I encourage you to answer his invitation.(Earlier: Jeff's first post on The Golden Compass.) … [Read more...]

Specials: Rata-trouble? Remembering Yang.

Jeff Berryman the power of a rat in the kitchenSean Gaffney points out three serious problems with Ratatouille. Who can argue with such scathing criticism?Okay, enough kidding around. Carissa Turner Smith really does have a problem with Ratatouille, even though she enjoyed it.-J. Robert Parks has posted a tribute to Edward Yang at  … [Read more...]

Jeff Berryman discovers Donald Miller

Berryman posts: I told a friend of mine yesterday, I feel like I'm in the process of leaving the Old Country headed for the new, but there is a long dark journey to be made inbetween. I wonder how many people decide to stay on the shores of the Old Country even though they know there is no real life there anymore. They stand longingly at the banks of an ocean they have to cross. God is calling them to cross that ocean, even providing a boat that He says would rival the ark of Noah. Problem is, … [Read more...]

Specials: Staub. Art quotes. Capote. More news.

Today's specials:Dick Staub says "I believe..." Wow. Right on.And speaking of inspirational writing... Jeff Berryman has just given a nod to what may be the biggest archive of art-related quotations on the Web.Phillip Seymour Hoffman stars in Capote.More film-related news has just been posted in Reel News by Josh Hurst.Feedback: This letter came in to Christianity Today this week and made my day: The Brothers Grimm. Too few movie reviewers give such attention to … [Read more...]

Dick Staub’s new book: "Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters"!

My friend Dick Staub recently impressed the heck out of me all over again with his eloquence on the subject of art and faith when we joined a panel discussion for Christians in the Theatre Arts. In fact, the conversation between us, writer/actor Jeff Berryman, and actor Grant Goodeve was probably the most exciting dialogue on faith and art I've experienced. I wish I'd recorded it, because I want transcripts of everything those guys said. … [Read more...]

Jeff Berryman Plays C.S. Lewis

Jeff Berryman is not just a fine novelist. He's one of my favorite actors. And right now, you can catch him playing the role of C.S. Lewis on stage in Seattle at Taproot Theatre... … [Read more...]