What Cookie Monster, the Abominable Snowman, Frankenstein, Gollum, Darth Vader, and Daniel Plainview Have in Common

What do Cookie Monster, the Abominable Snowman, Frankenstein, Gollum, Darth Vader, and Daniel Plainview have in common? … [Read more...]

Today: Auralia at SPU!

"Food for Thought" You're invited to bring a brown-bag lunch into the Seattle Pacific University Library where I'll be reading from Auralia's Colors, talking about the series, and answering questions. Copies will be available for purchase.When: TODAY (Thursday, January 31), 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Where: Seattle Pacific University Library Reading Room, Main Floor … [Read more...]

Many, many thanks to my three audiences during yesterday’s talk-a-thon!

I am dizzy and exhausted after yesterday's triathalon of speaking engagements...  … [Read more...]

I’m coming to L.A. …

... for the City of Angels Film Festival, October 26-28.Anybody else going to be there? If so, send me a note! … [Read more...]

At the NWCSI-CTABC Convention

Today, I tried to sum up some of the ideas in Through a Screen Darkly to an overcrowded - and quickly overheated - room full of high school teachers at the NWCSI-CTABC convention in Lynden, Washington.The notes I'd prepared... well, I thought that they just might be enough to cover a 95-minute seminar. As it turns out, I only got halfway through them. It's funny how the presence and participation of listeners can change your plans. Their examples and questions brought to mind all kinds of … [Read more...]

Many Thanks to the Chesterton Society

I had a marvelous time discussing the power of cinema with those who attended the Chesterton Society's Seattle gathering last night in the Falcon Lounge at Seattle Pacific.Thanks to Kirk Kanzelberger for the invitation and the warm welcome, to Mark Shea for the generous introduction, and to the directors (Peter D. Beaulieu, Ph.D.; James R. Felak, Ph.D.; Tomás A. Gahan, J.D.; Brian R. Glenney; Timothy J. Simunds, Treasurer; and Andrew A. Tadie, Ph.D.) for making these gatherings possible. And … [Read more...]

On My Way to Biola

My heart belongs to Seattle Pacific University,... but Biola University is stirring up a lot of passionate discussion about filmmaking. And they've invited me to come down and speak at their 2007 Biola Media Conference, so how can I refuse? … [Read more...]

Inspired by the Oscars: My Thank-You Speech for Last Night’s Celebration

Last night, while Hollywood got ready for the Oscars, I had the incredible privilege of gathering with many of the most influential people in my life, and a whole lot of people I didn't know at all, in a little bookstore in La Conner, Washington, called The Next Chapter. … [Read more...]

I’m in Bellingham!

In about an hour, I'll be at Luci Shaw's arts-and-faith gathering, Open Windows, to talk to them about my experience reviewing films and writing Through a Screen Darkly. It's a privilege to be invited to speak there, since I've learned so much from Luci and her husband John. I'm still an apprentice here.My Internet access here is intermittent, so forgive me if I'm slow in moderating comments to the blog today. I'm having a tough time finding places with a good signal. … [Read more...]

Join us for the "Through a Screen Darkly" release party.

SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 7:30 PMWHAT? It's time to celebrate! Come and share one of the most exciting evenings of my life... the Through a Screen Darkly book release party. … [Read more...]