The Incredibles (and Other 10-Year-Old Films); Jesus Films; Matt Zoller Seitz; Scott Cairns

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I haven't posted any Hi 5s on ths blog in a while, but it's... um... "hi time" that I got back in the habit of it. Gratitude is good for the soul.What is Hi 5 to the Face? Find out here.Let's get started! This time, I'm sending Hi 5s to the following superstars...Ken Morefield over at 1 More Film Blog, for inviting Steven Greydanus to toast Pixar's The Incredibles, which is now ten years old! … [Read more...]

Wish You Were Here.

A Video Postcard from Glen West: Jeffrey Overstreet from Image Journal on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Fingertips: December 2010 #2 – Memorable 2010 Film Lists; Scott Cairns; Joel Hartse; Over the Rhine; Thomas Kinkade; Jaws: The Christian Version

Here are a few of the most intriguing links I visited over the past week: … [Read more...]

Browser: Scott Cairns. “Fireproof.” “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

A new Scott Cairns poem is posted at the Denver Literary Examiner, one of several included in the new issue of Poetry. Cairns also has new poems in the new 20th anniversary issue of Image.-Did the recent movie Fireproof inspire you or change your life?Have you been waiting for me to publish a review of it?If so, forgive me. I missed a lot of movies in 2008, and that was one of them.I was recently informed that, since I write reviews for Christian readers, Christian readers … [Read more...]

A glorious volume of meaningful meditations and art

Highly, highly recommended. … [Read more...]

Scott Cairns in Seattle!

Scott Cairns Reading at Elliott Bay Book Co. Saturday, February 9, 5:00 p.m.Please join Image as poet, essayist, and Eastern Orthodox convert Scott Cairns reads from his new memoir Short Trip to the Edge: Where Earth Meets Heaven - A Pilgrimage, a chronicle of a unique midlife crisis manifested in the desperate need to seek out prayer.Provoked by the realization that his spiritual life was ‚Äúprogressing at a snail‚Äôs pace,‚Äù Cairns traveled to an Orthodox monastery on the Greek island … [Read more...]

Scott Cairns in the Cleveland Daily Banner

An article about one of my favorite human beings has popped up in the Cleveland Daily Banner. … [Read more...]

Mother Teresa, Scott Cairns, and the Holy Struggle

Jesus has a very special love for you. (But) as for me, the silence and the emptiness is so great that I look and do not see — Listen and do not hear — the tongue moves (in prayer) but does not speak ... I want you to pray for me — that I let Him have (a) free hand.-  Mother Teresa to the Rev. Michael Van Der Peet, September 1979 That's the hook at the front of next week's TIME Magazine cover story.And the following article by David Van Biema has me intrigued... … [Read more...]

Specials: Cairns and Overstreet Poetry! “Knocked Up.” “All About Adam.” “The Golden Compass.” “Spidey 3.” Helen Mirren. Aronofsky.

Here are a few links I've been saving up this week...Scott Cairns and Anne Overstreet both have poems in the new issue of Relief! Order your copy today!Ross Douthat on Knocked Up and its (surprising?) lack of talk about abortion. (Updated: Even more.) (Oh, and I just discovered his first post on the movie.)Peter Chattaway on Disney's upcoming Adam-and-Eve movie... All About Adam.Peter's also keeping an eye on The Golden Compass's movie hype, and how director Chris Weitz and … [Read more...]

Scott Cairns: Attending to the presence of God

A poet whose work is as nourishing to me as any art I've encountered--Scott Cairns--is being featured in the Columbia Missourian. … [Read more...]


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