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A Filmmaker’s Journal

The World Premiere this past week of my new feature film Over-the-Rhine was remarkable. Cincinnati’s historic Memorial Hall was packed with good people and good cheer. The audience response was ecstatic–loud cheering erupted as the end credits rolled–a filmmaker’s dream. … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Just a quick update: Tonight’s World Premiere of my new feature film Over-the-Rhine is getting a lot of last-minute buzz. I did a live interview on the local Fox channel, and hear the local NBC station is repeatedly airing a … Continue reading

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The Waiter from Hell?

All I wanted from our server was for him to tell us what the specials were, to make a few recommendations, and then bring us our food, quickly and hotly (is that a word?). Instead, he seemed offended at everything, … Continue reading

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The Hard Work of Forgiveness

My new film Over-the-Rhine, which has its world premiere in Orlando next month, is about forgiveness. So the subject is very much on my mind. How do you forgive the unforgiveable? To begin with, you have to remember that, while … Continue reading

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My 40th Spiritual Birthday

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
I walked into a church for the first time in my life on Easter morning 40 years ago. I’d never before heard the words “He is risen” or the traditional response “He is risen indeed!”…

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God’s Fools?

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”  ~Jim Elliot Not long after Jim Elliot wrote those words, he, Nate Saint, and three missionary friends were speared to death by natives known to … Continue reading

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Dear Human

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Whether or not, fellow soul, I should choose to choose you, I vow to always see you whole and never ever use you.

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