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Tony Kriz: Christian Iconoclast
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

I shot a handful of questions Tony Kriz's way after a recent book discussion we conducted at First Christian Church in Portland. Here’s what he had to say. Tony Kriz is, in m ...

Steve Taylor on Leaving Music for Film, Returning to Music, the Election and Other Scary Things
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

Steve Taylor, film director and rock hero, visits our (mine and Jordan Green's) Homebrewed Christianity podcast to talk about the disappointing theater run of his film, Blue Like Jazz, what made him leave ...

Critiques of the “Blue Like Jazz” Movie and My Thoughts
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

People have been interested in my opinions both about the book and the film Blue Like Jazz, so I thought I’d reflect on both a little bit. I should recognize up front that I can h ...

Get Your Free “Blue Like Jazz” E-Book Guide
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 1:55pm | Type: Blog

Christian Piatt, who recently interviewed the creators behind the upcoming film Blue Like Jazz, was asked to write a discussion guide for the movie. Download the guide here. Chri ...

‘Blue Like Jazz’ Film Aims to be Christian, Not ‘Cheesy’
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

"We wanted to show that movies about the faith struggle that millions of Americans deal with don't have to be cheesy," said Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz, which the movie is based on. ...

BONUS 'BLUE': The Lost 'Blue Like Jazz' Cyber Interview and More
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

Before he caught up with them in Colorado Springs this week, Christian Piatt interviewed Blue Like Jazz's director Steve Taylor and star, Marshall Allman, via Skype while they were in Austin, Texas for th ...

EXTRA 'BLUE': Menomena and the Music of 'Blue Like Jazz'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 12:39pm | Type: Blog

Blue Like Jazz has got a leg-up in the alternative world. Two years back Paste ranked it #18 in its “20 Best Books of the Decade.” The film just finished up its debut run at SXSW and it features a soundtrack t ...

'Blue Like Jazz': The Sojourners Interview
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

Earlier this week, our intrepid blogger/reporter/resident-God-Nerd Christian Piatt sat down with the makers of the highly-anticipated film Blue Like Jazz — Donald Miller, director Steve Taylor and Marshall Al ...

COMING WEDNESDAY: 'Blue Like Jazz' - The Sojourners Interview
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 7:29am | Type: Blog

Earlier this week, our intrepid blogger/reporter/resident-God-Nerd Christian Piatt sat down with the makers of the highly-anticipated film Blue Like Jazz — Donald Miller, director Steve Taylor and Marshall Al ...

Stuffed Cows and the Self-Imposed Cost of Free Grace
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 4:03am | Type: Blog

It was remarkable to me, with a little bit of healthy distance, how similar the two situations ended up being. Though in one, the fit was about mourning the loss of some ideal that might have been (but probabl ...

Unresolved ... Like Jazz
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

What saves Blue Like Jazz, thankfully, is that it is a memoir with a difference. It isn’t a rose-tinted, romanticized account of some historical or celebrated figure. It is the memoir of someone who is very mu ...