Film ChatThe death of Herod, and Antipas’s response, in two films
Did the 1961 version of King of Kings inspired a scene in Killing Jesus?
Looking CloserSong of the Sea (2014): A Conversation With Animator and Author Ken Priebe
The Secret of Kells is gorgeous, dramatic, funny, moving, alive with mystery, and bursting with details that continue to emerge viewing after viewing. It's no surprise that it took so many years for Tomm Moore and his team to come up with another feature-length film: Song of the Sea.
Schaeffer's GhostExtravagant Grace Is Extravagantly Good
Grace for sinners is a message we all need to hear… all the time
1More Film BlogRed Army (Polsky, 2014)
This briskly paced documentary about Soviet hockey excels both as a gripping personal story and a microcosmic portrait of life in the USSR.
Watching GodBurning Bush 2.0: Two-Hundred Pages of Pop Profundity
I just got a box of books Friday. Not just of any book, but my new book—Burning Bush 2.0: How Pop Culture Replaced the Prophet. Abingdon Press, my publisher, won’t be officially releasing it for another few weeks, so I guess that’s one advantage of writing the thing. Early copies. I’d like to think the book is [Read More...]
Sister Rose at the Movies‘Killing Jesus’ is remarkable but doesn’t give the whole picture
8 p.m./7 p.m. Central, Sunday, March 29 National Geographic Channel “Killing Jesus” airs Sunday on the National Geographic Channel. It is written by Oscar- and Emmy-winner Walon Green and based on Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard’s 2013 bestseller of the same title. The title is somewhat misleading, however. By the [Read More...]
The RogueTeen Author Boot Camp 2015 Interview: Co-Founder and Author Jo Schaffer
(What better way to start our Teen Author Boot Camp 2015 Coverage than with two of its founders? First up is Jo Schaffer, whose book, Against Her Will, releases today! So, go buy it. She has some pretty fantastic thoughts on writing, her worldview, and how young writers can have fun. Plus, she will be [Read More...]
Doc HollywoodMCFARLAND USA: An Interview with Legendary Coach Jim White
Do you like sports movies? I cry every time I watch Field of Dreams. The rousing underdog stories of Rudy or The Rookie almost feel too good to be true. The cynic in us may resist, but once you actually meet Jimmy, the guy who sank the winning shot in Hoosiers, your perspective shifts. These [Read More...]
Pop TheologyBook Review: DID GOD KILL JESUS?
I’ve got a Godfather 3 type relationship with the church. Just when I think I’m out, they pull me back in. Communities and people of faith have serendipitously entered my life–or I theirs–at moments when I was just about to give up on the whole thing. Tony Jones is one of those people and his [Read More...]
Christopher CloseupI Want to Help Kids See They Have a Hero Inside: An Interview with Joan Bauer
A car accident seemed to end Joan Bauer’s career before it even began. After spending several years studying to be a screenwriter, Joan signed with a big talent agency in New York City, ready to take on a new phase of her life. Two days later, she endured a debilitating car accident that left her [Read More...]