Monday, June 20, 2011


Has we have just celebrated Father's Day I wanted to share with you a brand new movie to DVD that deals with the sometimes complex relationships between a father and a son.  Reconciliation is a movie that not only deals with father-son issues but also looks at the issue of homosexuality.  Nancy Heche, mother to Hollywood actress Ann Heche and author of the book The Truth Comes Out has said, "This superb film will probably break your hear. It has a message that could change your life." 

This groundbreaking, provocative story about a son struggling to reconcile with his estranged, gay father as they overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past.  I had the chance to speak with writer and director of this movie, Chad Arendt.  To listen to the interview please click here or scroll down.

Movie Synopsis
Grant Taylor has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his wife, Sara, gave him the exciting news..."You're going to be a dad!"  As fatherhood nears, Grant privately wrestles with his embarrassment and anger toward his own father.  His memories come to a head when Sara receives a call informing them that Grant's dad, Jeff, is terminally ill and his last wish is to see his son.  With Sara's encouragement, Grant reluctantly goes to see the man he disowned at his10th birthday party, when he found out his father was gay.  At the hospice, father and son confront the past as they come face to face for the first time in 16 years.  Will Grant forgive his father for abandoning their family?  Will Jeff forgive Grant for the hateful words he said years ago?  What will it take to reconcile?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Doing the Right Thing

Our culture is undergoing an ethical and moral breakdown of seismic proportions, and the implications reverberate through our families, workplaces, communities and all of society. How did we get into this mess, and how and where do we begin to examine ethical and character issues in order to once again begin to live virtuous lives? How can we, as a society, do what’s right even in the face of powerful temptations and incentives to do what’s wrong?

I had the opportunity to speak with Chuck Colson about a new small group study on ethics entitled, Doing the Right Thing.  Chuck has been on a nationwide tour teaching groups about the need for the return to biblical ethics.  To listen to the interview please click here or scroll down.

The tour stops in Atlanta and you can join Chuck Colson, Ken Boa, Gerard Long, Jenny Noyes, Scott Rae, John Stonestreet and others in a live exploration of the crisis of ethics, and the steps we must take in our homes, churches, schools and society to rebuild an ethical culture and virtuous society. It will take place on Friday June 24, 8am - Noon at The 755 Club at Turner Field in Atlanta. Cost is $25 (pastors and students free). To register, visit

This tour previews a six-part curriculum produced by the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, “Doing the Right Thing: A Six-Part Exploration of Ethics.” This DVD-based series and the live tour events explore topics such as How did we get into this mess?; Is there truth, a moral law we can all know?; If we know what is right, can we do it?; What does it mean to be human?; Ethics in public life; and Ethics in the marketplace.

Event participants will preview extended clips from the video series, hear presentations from leading experts on the topics, and have the opportunity to pre-order the DVD series at a special advance rate in order to begin with others conversations on ethics, morality, virtue, character, truth and issues of right and wrong.  To learn more about the curriculum please click here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Doyle Dykes and The Lights of Marfa

Doyle Dykes has been playing the guitar for over 45 years and has shared the stage with music legends like: Vince Gill, Chet Atkins, Emmy Lou Harris, Brad Praisley and many others.  Endorsed by Taylor Guitars, Dykes has played to audiences around the globe including regular appearances at the Grand Ole Opry.

Now this legendary guitar player offers readers a collection of stories about music, guitars, travels and the miracles of life and faith in his first book, The Lights of Marfa: One of the World's Great Guitar player's Amazing Encounters with God.

Dykes uses the images of Marfa, Texas, a lonely West Texas outpost renowned for mysterious and inexplicable lights which are often ignored by locals buy of interest to faraway visitors, as a metaphor for the mysterious works of the divine.

You can hear my complete interview with Doyle by clicking here or scrolling down.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Enounter

Pure Flix Entertainment has become one of the top producers of family-friendly, faith-based movies.  They recently released another good movie for the family entitled The Enounter.  Here's a brief synopsis of the movie:
Stranded in the middle of nowhere, five strangers take refuge in a deserted roadside diner.  An arrogant businessman, a lonely woman, an estranged couple, and a teen runaway appear to have nothing in common, but the Christ-like proprietor of the diner seems strangely all-knowing and offers more than temporal nourishment.
The film stars Bruce Marchiano (Jesus in The Visual Bible series), Christian recording artist Jaci Velasquez, Janie Nieto, Danah Davis, and 6-time WCW World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, Steve "Sting" Borden.

I had the chance to talk with Bruce Marchiano about this film and what God has been doing in his life as a member of the entertainment industry.  To listen to the interview click here or scroll down.