I recently had the great fortune of interviewing screenwriter Jonathan Raymond, the co-writer of Wendy and Lucy (which you really ought to see asap), and the fruit of that conversation is now available for your perusal at Into the Hill.
Many thanks for SK Pitman for providing a list of great 2008 albums that you probably missed.
Over at Still Searching, Brett McCracken is thinking about humility and faith:
Humility and forgiveness are totally countercultural. They are things that go against every grain of our nature—a nature that is so fundamentally driven by pride. Pride is the original sin, and the root of all subsequent sin. To be Christian is to actively repudiate our pride-based identity and instead follow Christ’s example of a self-denying, other-focused existence. And don’t think that it’s not a bruising struggle.
Per usual, Jeffrey Overstreet is calling Christian to higher standards of living and interacting. He has fairly harsh – but on the money – words for those of us who feel the need to lash out at Christian Bale for his highly publicized rant and for anyone delighting in the way that the bloggers and entertainers have trashed Joaquin Phoenix and his recent appearance on Letterman.
He’s also wondering about Quentin Tarantino…