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We are With You

“Do not be afraid,” the prophet Elisha answered, “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” ~2 Kings 6:16 Just joining my voice with the many mourning and praying for those affected by the senseless, … Continue reading

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The Right Thing

It finally happened where I live: four people (including the shooter himself) died and two were injured in Cincinnati last week when an angry, paranoid young man opened fire in a bank lobby. The horrific event happened just off Fountain … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

The Movie is Done: Now on to Making a Movie! Shooting has concluded on Notzilla, my second feature film as a writer-director (or, more accurately, principal photography has concluded). Does this mean we’ve “made a movie?” Far from it! Shooting … Continue reading

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Desensitized?

“Only ten?” A week ago, ten people, mostly teenagers, were murdered at a high school in southeastern Texas, and as many more were injured. And no one was surprised. In fact, many thought, “Only ten?” I confess, I did. What’s … Continue reading

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The Problem with Boys

I don’t believe there’s a single fix-all solution to America’s “gun problem.” I do believe gun sales need to be better monitored; that semi-automatic rifles should require even more tightly-controlled licensing (perhaps the NRA can help with this process, rather … Continue reading

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The Open Door

Remembering the dead and wounded in Las Vegas and everywhere the door has opened. We will not forget you.

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Madness in the Hearts of Men

“There is a tragedy that infects the human race: the same destiny awaits them all. Furthermore, their hearts are full of evil–madness festers in their hearts all their days. And then they die.” ~Ecclesiastes 9:3 I’m not a journalist, and … Continue reading

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Enemies?

No one makes things better by killing people who merely look like their enemies. And only one death–not an act of hate, but of love–ever brought anyone else back to life (Ephesians 2:5). Please pray for those affected by the … Continue reading

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Orlando Shooting

“You’ve got to be taught To hate and fear, You’ve got to be taught From year to year, It’s got to be drummed In your dear little ear You’ve got to be carefully taught.” ~Oscar Hammerstein These words from the … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Less than a month from now we begin shooting Over-the-Rhine, my first feature film as a writer-director. I want to share the experience with you, my bloggish friends, partly because I think of you as my extended family (aww) and partly because I’ll … Continue reading

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