Tag: Media & the Arts

What Can Movies Teach Us About Prayer?

What Can Movies Teach Us About Prayer?

“Movies can be many things: escapist experiences, historical artifacts, business ventures, and artistic expressions, to name a few. I’d like to suggest that they can also be prayers.” This is how Josh Larsen, co-host of the popular WBEZ-Chicago podcast Filmspotting, explains our relationship to the silver screen. In his new book Movies Are Prayers, he …

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Roger Ebert, Writer

Roger Ebert, Writer

If you think of Roger Ebert (who passed away yesterday) as a movie critic or a TV personality first, let me recommend to you his beautiful 2011 memoir, “Life Itself.”




Preparing for Lent with Juliet Benner

Preparing for Lent with Juliet Benner

Lent is a time of preparation for Easter and the mysteries of life, death and resurrection that we celebrate during Holy Week. Many Christians understand this preparation primarily in terms of things that they choose to give up for the 40 days before Easter. But if Holy Week is a ritual walk through the events of the passion, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, perhaps the most basic way of thinking about preparation for this is to view Lent as spreading our engagement with these Holy Week events over 40 days rather than 7. What if you could use Lent as a 6 week journey with Jesus in which you spend time with him in Gospel meditation, watching his interactions with others and getting to know him?




The Artistry of Michael Card, the Gospel According to St. Luke

The Artistry of Michael Card, the Gospel According to St. Luke

**Thanks to Jeff Crosby, IVP’s Director of Sales and Marketing, for this BTB post. With some artists it’s the melody you remember. With others, it’s the words. Sitting in my off-campus apartment nearly three decades ago during Eastertide, listening for the first time to a song titled “Love Crucified Arose,” it was the words that …

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