Before Midnight: A Different Understanding of Love

 Before Midnight, the third film in the “Before” trilogy starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy (which also includes Before Sunrise and Before Sunset), came out recently. I got to publish a great review of it over at Christianity Today, an article by Ken Morefield that reflected on marriage as much as the movie. Here’s a piece of it: Before [Read More...]

(A Poem for) Morning

The thing I love most about this time of year, when the days are approaching their longest here in the northern hemisphere, is that it’s bright and sunny in the mornings, sometimes before I wake up. And we’re about to move out of the apartment we’ve been in for the past several months, where we’ve [Read More...]

On Skimming

Here’s an interesting piece on how people read online – and what that might mean for how we write online: I’m going to keep this brief, because you’re not going to stick around for long. I’ve already lost a bunch of you. For every 161 people who landed on this page, about 61 of you—38 percent—are [Read More...]

The Beauty of a Finite Existence – and Technology

There was an excellent piece in the New York Times this weekend by the novelist Jonathan Safran Foer (author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) called “How Not to Be Alone.” In it, Foer talks about how our technologies make us alone – and what we lose from that: Only those with no imagination, and no grounding [Read More...]


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