The Faith-Faltering Film Of Martin Scorsese

This article is from 2017 but reading it periodically helps me keep my bearings straight as a Christian writer.  Martin Scorsese's critically praised passion project Silence - which tells the story of 17th-century  Portuguese missionaries to Japan who experience the atrocities of a brutal governmental pogrom against Christianity - has largely received silence from the movie-going public, [...]

By |2019-01-22T09:23:25-08:00January 22nd, 2019|Arts, Church History|4 Comments

A Response To “Why Christian Movies Are So Terrible”

In the "Hollywood Film and Faith" Facebook group, a recent article was shared - "Why Christians Movies Are So Terrible" (click here) - which kicked up some dust-bunnies. I went to write a paragraph or two, but the preacher or writer in me (can't decide which was being bad) couldn't stop there. Here's my [...]

By |2019-02-19T14:19:35-08:00January 8th, 2019|Arts, Culture|Comments Off on A Response To “Why Christian Movies Are So Terrible”

Rest In Peace President Bush

I hadn’t intended on watching TV for most of the morning, but then saw as I was looking for a weather forecast that President George H.W. Bush’s funeral was being broadcast. Two-and-half hours later, I still don’t know how much rain is going to fall today. But my soul is enriched and my sense of [...]

By |2019-01-15T08:53:19-08:00December 5th, 2018|Arts, Culture, People, Politics|Comments Off on Rest In Peace President Bush

Mulling Over Robert Frost At 10,000 Feet

Last week on a hike of "Mount Baldy", a 10,000 foot mountain in So-Cal near our home, I passed a group of college students going the other direction who were discussing Robert Frost’s famous poem “The Road Not Taken”. I overheard one of them saying, “Yeah, my teacher said that the poem isn’t what most [...]

By |2018-06-08T09:40:11-07:00June 4th, 2018|Arts, Culture, Ethics|Comments Off on Mulling Over Robert Frost At 10,000 Feet

Be A Fool For Christ, Not A Moron

Iread in the paper this morning about a pastor not too far from here who was arrested for standing up at a movie theater and preaching to the crowd while the credits rolled at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Apparently, it’s something this man does as part of his “ministry”, and in defending himself [...]

By |2019-01-08T20:32:33-08:00May 9th, 2018|Arts, Christian Behavior|Comments Off on Be A Fool For Christ, Not A Moron