paul skidmore andparabolos

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should Christians work separate from culture or through it?

friend and former student Patrick Ryan had me on his YouTube show Across the Forge over at Cross Forge Gaming. we talked about the precarious subjects of Christians in the film industry, Christian films, and

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story is everything

i'm listening to a gentleman play "Piano Man" on an acoustic guitar. story is NOT everything.

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the expiration date on “sensitivity”

"the more you noodle this over, the more meaningless this seemingly thoughtful gesture becomes." - Jeff Jensen, EW.com   (h/t Kevin Mathis and Plugged-In)

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who’s the most important person in the filmmaking process?

the producer? the writer? the director? (more…)

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House, LOST, Community, and jumping the proverbial shark

from the Fonz literally jumping the shark on that fateful episode of Happy Days to Barry Zuckerkorn's subtle homage on Arrested Development, television viewers have discussed the concept now known as "jumping the shark". it's

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hulu plus now only $7.99!

hulu plus moves out of preview mode and becomes a fully-offered service with an announcement of a rate DEcrease from $9.99/mo to $7.99/mo.  as if that weren't good news enough, to thank preview members, they

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