Last Temptation Turns Twenty-Five

Last week at Christianity Today Movies, we published a piece on the controversial Martin Scorsese film The Last Temptation of Christ, which turns twenty-five this year. Critic Ken Morefield went back to the film, wondering if it was any good, and if it was worthy of the controversy. What he found was surprising: It’s fascinating to listen [Read More...]

New Use for An Abandoned WalMart

I love seeing abandoned buildings and architectural features turned into new, productive ones. This is pretty cool - in McAllen, Texas, an abandoned WalMart has been turned into the nation’s largest single-floor public library: There are thousands of abandoned big box stores sitting empty all over America, including hundreds of former Walmart stores. With each store taking up [Read More...]

What GIRL MOST LIKELY Teaches Us About Our Heritage

Last weekend I reviewed the new film Girl Most Likely, starring Kristen Wiig (of Saturday Night Live and Bridesmaids fame), for Christianity Today. As I started working on the article, I found that the movie had odd resonances with a subject I think about a lot: how can we be always growing and renewing as Christians, seeking a more robust [Read More...]

Seeing the Story Underneath the Tattoo – A Grandfather’s Unusual Perspective

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People in my generation and older generally frown on tattoos. Oh, there are exceptions. I even have some friends in their seventies who are proud of their body art. But, in the past decade, as tattoos have become commonplace among folk younger than I am, I have heard dozens of complaints from critics in their [Read More...]


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