Writing

This is a place for my reflective essays & articles about film, books, music, art, life & faith.

Film
The Breath of Life: Animation as an Act of Worship
Article on animation & faith written for the MB Herald.
(Honorable Mention Award of Merit, Canadian Church Press 2010)

"One Beetle Recognizes Another": The Secret of Kells
A close look at the animated film Secret of Kells, art, faith and Celtic history.


The Sacred Space of The Muppet Show
Exploring community and storytelling in the music of the Muppets.



"Untangling" the Fairy Tale of the Gospel
A spiritual commentary on Disney's movie Tangled.



Reflections on The NeverEnding Story
A 30-year appreciation of fountains, faith and Falkor.


30 Years Later: The Last Starfighter
Reflections on the sci-fi classic that brought the Heavens and Earth together.

Remembering with ParaNorman
A few musings on love, puppets, and witch hunts.



Song of the Sea: A Conversation
Discussing songs and selkies with film critic Jeffrey Overstreet


The Lion King: Interview with Mark Henn
My interview with Disney animator Mark Henn about his work.


Glitch in the Grid: Interview with Eric & Jeffrey Leiser
My interview with the Leiser Brothers on their new live-action/animated feature.




Books

Sometimes the Sky Calls: The Auralia Thread
A playful review of Jeffrey Overstreet's fantasy book series.


Outside Over There: Reflections on Maurice Sendak
Thoughts on Where the Wild Things Are and the life of its author.




Music

The Music that Changed my Life, Part 1
Part 1 of a 3-part reflective series on my favorite music (Childhood Years).


The Music that Changed my Life, Part 2
Part 2 of a 3-part reflective series on my favorite music (High School & Beyond).


The Music that Changed my Life, Part 3
Part 3 of a 3-part reflective series on my favorite music (New Sounds & Adventures).



Life & Faith


"Something That I'm Supposed To Be": A Response
A story about how The Muppet Movie impacted my life and spiritual journey.


He Sends a Bird
Reflections on life, faith and birdwatching.



Movie Reviews
(For HollywoodJesus.com - Pop Culture from a Spiritual Point of View)
Up
Coraline
Son of Rambow
WALL-E
Sex and the City
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Across the Universe
Imagination
Bridge to Terabithia
Hairspray
The Pixar Story
Ratatouille

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