Leaving the Country?

I wish these words would be read from pulpits, on radio programs, on television, and at dinner tables across America. Because they are true, timely, and, if we listen, perhaps transformative. … [Read more...]

Look! Spielberg Teases Lincoln; Clint Eastwood: Conservative?; Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare; Steven Greydanus Sings to Babies!

Look!These links caught my attention today, for one reason or another.Check back later. I may add more look-worthy links as the day goes on. … [Read more...]

In View of Sunday’s Night’s Breaking News…

In view of what Americans are learning tonight about the killing of America's #1 most wanted enemy, and in view of the uproar that's sure to ensue...I hear the call of Micah 6:8:"He has shown you, o mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."I want my heart to hope that all people, from the most respected to the most criminal, come to know God's mercy. For we all deserve judgment.And also … [Read more...]

Save Me From Divisive Speech

You read the darnedest things in Facebook status updates. Here's a gem I stumbled across today. … [Read more...]

Browser, 11/6

First, the previews... … [Read more...]

I am so grateful…

... that I live in a democratic country; and that my HOPE is placed in the right man: a leader with no term limits; who loves everyone equally (red, blue, rich, poor, white, black, born, unborn); who even loves his enemies... so much that he forbids mocking them or laughing at their folly; who will prove himself faithful and true on every single promise; who shows me grace in spite of my blindspots and pride; and who will never ever make a concession speech.And now, let's get back … [Read more...]

Song of the Day

Choose your version... it doesn't matter. And then... DO YOUR PART TODAY. Post the song on your blog.Here's a free download of "If a Song Could Be President": http://tinyurl.com/5crqr2Spread the good news of Over the Rhine to the whole world. Seriously, has there ever been a greater opportunity to wake up the world to America's best-kept musical secret?Special thanks to my spokesmodel: Amanda Jolman.Oh, and in case you're wondering, the song's from The Trumpet Child. … [Read more...]

What a speech.

No, I have not decided on my vote yet. There is still a long way to go, a lot of debates. And I have a lot of questions that need answering, a lot of problems with both candidates that need resolving. (For example, this and this are giving me serious reservations about Obama.)Furthermore... you can fire away at anything I say, because I'm an amateur in political discussion. It's a new subject to me, one that was sorely neglected in my education. And I've only begun to pay attention in recent … [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...]

It’s A Bird … It’s a Brad Bird!

Lou Lumenick talks with the brains behind The Incredibles and The Iron Giant. … [Read more...]