Category: Culture

“Kicking and Screaming”

Blogging’s been a bit light for me lately. I’ve been fighting off a cold and a complete lack of content. However, last night’s trip to the Irvine Spectrum to see Kicking and Screaming provided a good opportunity to get back...

/ May 12, 2005

“Kingdom of Heaven”

In the wake of the Passion, Hollywood began searching for material that would be marketable to the hordes of hitherto neglected “faith group.” Kingdom of Heaven, which has been advertising in the conservative World Magazine, presumably is one of these...

/ May 2, 2005

Mind and Media Review: Seeds of Deception

This is the first official review of the (Lord willing!) many I will be doing for Mind and Media. Some books, no matter how badly written, still merit a reading on other grounds. Georgiana Preskar’s Seeds of Deception, which is...

/ April 16, 2005

In (some) Theaters: “Off the Map”

This strange film goes slowly along over the contours and expressions of one summer in the life of a nothing-if-not-eccentric family in rural New Mexico. The events of that summer do not drive the movie. In fact, I’m at a...

/ March 27, 2005

“Their Eyes Were Watching God”

Oprah Winfrey was intimately involved in bringing this novel by Zora Neale Herston to television, which aired March 6, 2005. It follows the life of a young black woman, Janie, (Halle Berry) through her relationships with three different men. She...

/ March 7, 2005

GodBlogCon Again

The buzz around GodBlogCon is growing and concerns about the name have followed. Check out Jeff Jarvis of on MSNBC’s new show Connected: Coast to Coast. (HT: Matt Margolis). After you’ve watched that, read this concern by Margolis and...

/ March 1, 2005

Enourmously helpful addition to the Internet

Google maps is awesome.

/ February 28, 2005

GodBlogCon 2005

The Christian Blogosphere now knows what I’ve known for a few days: GodBlogCon 2005 will be hosted by the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University. The official announcement is up over at Andrew Jackson’s blog. How, you ask, was I...

/ February 28, 2005

Media and Blogging

Stacy Harp of MediaSoul has started a new company designed to promote books through the blogosphere. She states, “We exist to help people in the media, such as authors, filmmakers, musicians and others get their message out to a targeted...

/ February 23, 2005

Honest Words about Depictions of Heaven

From an interview with the screenwriters of Constantine, the latest Keanu Reeves film: Interviewer: So is that why you didn’t show Heaven more? FRANK: The true reason for that is, no one knows how to depict it in a cool...

/ February 16, 2005