Blue Like Jazz: A Movie Review

By Eugene C. Scott I wouldn’t voluntarily see a “Christian movie.” It’s not that they are cheesy. That’s a cheap shot. I’ve seen my share of cheesy “non-Christian movies.” Rather, it’s that movies produced by the Christian faith community, which supposedly portray...

What Do Charles Schultz, C.S. Lewis, Bach, Beethoven, Rembrandt and You Have in Common?

By Eugene C. Scott What do Charles Schultz, Beethoven, J.R.R. Tolkein, Johann Sebastian Bach, Rembrandt, Charles Dickens, Georg Handel, Annie Dillard, Graham Greene, Michelangelo and C.S. Lewis have in common? No, they are not all dearly departed. Author Annie Dillard...

Harry Potter, Steve Jobs and the Danger of Magical Thinking

By Eugene C. Scott I was first introduced to J. K. Rowling and the Harry Potter books by a worried mother in my congregation in Tulsa. “Pastor, what do you think of these Harry Potter books?” This was not a neutral question. “I haven’t read them,” I answered. “They’re...

Size Matters

By Eugene C. Scott Size matters. Especially to 12-year-old boys. That’s the year, 1969, I began to believe bigger was better. Every Friday night my best-friend Bruce and I would walk to a mall in our neighborhood to hang out. We always hoped there would be girls...