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My Feature Film Has Been Nominated for a Major Award!

Healing River, a movie I wrote and directed, has been nominated for the ICVM Crown Award for Best Picture! Now in their 46th year, the ICVM presentation (International Christian Visual Media) is the world’s longest-running and most influential awards ceremony … Continue reading

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Welcome to Church: No Luggage Required

(See video below) I first set foot inside a church (on purpose) on Easter Sunday 42 years ago. I was full of uncertainty. About what I believed. About whether I really wanted to be there. And about how to behave (as I … Continue reading

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The Christian Mind: Irrational

Originally posted on D. Patrick Collins:
If anything has led to the loss of religious faith in the modern world, it is the idea that “science” has proven that God does not exist. Much of the disdain in our society…

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Faith?

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Bored in Heaven?

Are there too many ‘Christians’ in the world, and not enough disciples?  In his book The Divine Conspiracy, renowned philosopher-theologian Dallas Willard puts it this way: “It might prove helpful to think occasionally of how, exactly, I would be glad … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

My film Over-the-Rhine has just been nominated for Best Picture at the International Christian Film Festival! This is the largest faith-based movie event in the world, I believe, with ties to the legendary Cannes Film Festival in France (not to be confused with the … Continue reading

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What Lies Ahead

“If you continue in my word, then you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~John 8:31-32

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Goodnight, Sweet Princess…

Nimble-witted, tempestuous, and almost too tender-hearted for her own good–that’s the Carrie Fisher I remember. Goodnight, sweet princess. Praying* for the girl I met long ago and for the woman she became. I wrote an indirect tribute to her a while back. If … Continue reading

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