“It Can Entrance You For a Moment…”

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The Internet is filling up with tears and tributes to the great poet Seamus Heaney, who died yesterday. Here's a short and sweet one, well worth reading, by novelist Colum McCann. Many thanks to Linford Detweiler for passing along these words... the wisdom of Seamus Heaney, from an interview in The Paris Review: … [Read more...]

The Quotable Renshaw

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One of this film critics' favorite quotable quotes comes from Roger Ebert: "A movie is not about what it is about. It is about how it is about it." Those two sentences have come in so handy when I've taught film seminars, but they've also come in handy when I've taught creative writing courses or talked about how to read poetry. I think, though, that I'll be carrying around another knockout definition of film criticism in my back pocket to help clarify matters. … [Read more...]

If Your House Were Burning Down…

From composer Ned Rorem’s introduction to Jean Cocteau’s book The Difficulty of Being... … [Read more...]

“… the best service anyone could render to art…”

A new quote for my collection of insights on faith and art … [Read more...]

Christianity Today’s Knockout Interview with Marilynne Robinson

This is the most thrilling stuff I've read at Christianity Today in a while. Great interview. I wish they'd made this a cover story. It's one of the most important conversations this magazine could offer its audience. But according to this, it's a web-only feature. I don't understand. Oh well... I guess they know better than I do what is important enough to put on the cover of the magazine. Why draw people's attention to a Pulitzer-Prize-winning author's profound views on reconciling science … [Read more...]

World Cup Pope

What does Pope Benedict XVI think of soccer? … [Read more...]

“…the most beautiful book in English…”

What book did C.S. Lewis call "almost the most beautiful book in English"? … [Read more...]

Who’s right?

So... I stumbled onto these two quotes within a few seconds of one another... … [Read more...]

To Savor or To Save?

E.B. White, in an interview with The New York Times in 1969, said: … [Read more...]

C.S. Lewis explains.

C.S. LEWIS: What we want is not more little books about Christianity, but more little books by Christians on other subjects — with their Christianity latent. … [Read more...]


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