Over the past year, this entry has become my most read blog on my site. I’m a bit humbled by this, as I am not a full-time actor. However, I did spend over six years in Hollywood getting to know the business, first from the standpoint of a person working with the studios and executives, […]
Hollywood Boulevard is shut down, the helicopters are abuzz over my place, and traffic is terrible. It’s a sure sign the Oscars are just around the corner here in Hollywood. Celebrities can be seen most anywhere on Oscar weekend, and there is a buzz in this city on this weekend that just isn’t present any […]
The Haiti earthquake disaster cast a shadow over the Golden Globe Awards tonight in Beverly Hills, along with the rain that began to pour outside as the stars were arriving on the red carpet. But it seemed to be all for the good, as it seemed to bring out some of the best in Hollywood […]
This is one of the finest years at the movies that I’ve experienced this decade, as the years prior left me underwhelmed. I can only surmise that fewer than five films that I mentioned in my “decade” posting last week will become classics. Last year, there were no movies that stood out to me as […]
As I conclude this week of postings on Christianity and pop culture, I remind us of the surprising presence of God in the places we least expect, and in the people we least expect. God is present too in Hollywood.
Yes, theologian Francis Schaeffer and American president Ronald Reagan are dead, but most of their followers have yet to grasp it. This article is my feeble attempt to help my fellow Christians who wish to engage culture to no longer live in denial about these two realities but to move into a new order and […]
What did C.S. Lewis say about Psalm 109:8? “Of all bad men, religious bad men are the worst.” I am ashamed to write this blog entry as it is a painful act of truth telling and confession about Christian business practices and particularly those in the entertainment industry. The reason I include it in this […]
The U2 concert on that Sunday began a series of events where those of us interested in the engagement of Christianity with Hollywood would participate to discuss, shape and even invest in the future. This blog series follows the events and discussions of that week to give my readers a glimpse into our discussions.
The concert began with a declaration of beauty, then explored the darkness of brokenness, oppression and evil, and ended with a declaration of grace and a light and song pointing to heaven. The lead singer shouted out several times, “Grace abounds, grace abounds!” and led the stadium in “Amazing Grace”. There was no altar call […]
I recently spent a week participating in several events that allowed me to reflect with other entertainers and Hollywood leaders on the interaction of faith and entertainment, and especially film and television. The week began with a U2 concert in The Rose Bowl, and then consisted of a dinner that I helped to host for […]