Thin Places

Last week, the lovely web magazine In Earnest published an essay of mine (accompanied by lovely watercolors!) that I originally wrote in graduate school, about a trip to Dublin and the interstitial spaces where salvation happens: A few summers ago, my husband Tom and I were in Dublin for a week, and one day, we took [Read More...]

We Miserable Sinners

I’ve got a new column at Christianity Today, where I’m the chief film critic, called “Watch This Way.” Last week, after I saw the remarkable film Calvary, I posted some reflections on why being a Christian and making a good film requires being a wretch: When art is made in order to carry a message, it becomes a [Read More...]

Fasincating Review of a Fascinating Movie – “Boyhood”


My colleague and contributor to this blog, Alissa Wilkinson, is the chief film critic for Christianity Today. Check our her review of Boyhood, which sounds like a fascinating, unique (truly), and compelling film. I had not planned to see this film until I read Alissa’s review. Here’s how it starts: I don’t write these types [Read More...]

Introducing Alissa Wilkinson


Today, I’m pleased to introduce to you Alissa Wilkinson, who will be working with me as a writer and editor for this blog. Many of you will already be acquainted with Alissa through her writing. I first became aware of her when I saw her name popping up here and there as the author of [Read More...]