In Defense of The Phantom Menace

We Star Wars fans represent both the best and the worst in all the fandoms.  On the dark side, we have the misogynists, flunkies, and trolls who translate their "love" for the original trilogy into cruelty so strong that it has broken the hearts and affected the careers of Kelly Tran, Jake Lloyd, Hayden Christensen,... Continue Reading →

Prologue – an Excerpt from Pop Culture Pilgrim (coming this fall)

The following is most of the Prologue from my new book coming out this fall. It's called Pop Culture Pilgrim: The Believer's Journey Through Movies, Music, Media, and More. This book is my opus, and it offers a fresh lens for looking at spiritual life through the stories that most thrill and inspire us.  I... Continue Reading →

Top 7 Movies for Easter

Ah, Easter - that holy season of faith, new life, pastel candy...and movies!  Okay, every season is movie season for me, I know, but if all stories are God's story (they are), then an Easter movie marathon is just a big bundle of holiness, right?  Right. Here are my top seven favorite films for pondering... Continue Reading →

Book Launch Party!!!

This is the day I've been waiting for my whole life...or at least, since the fifth grade. That's when I entered a short story contest (a grade-wide competition for the best scary tale, in which I won second place) and first felt the call of writing on my life.  As with so many creatives, the... Continue Reading →

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