The Seattle Times article is up! (… he says, as he crawls under his desk in bewilderment.)

On the front page of the Pacific Northwest Magazine section, it’ll appear just ahead of the headline: Slug Bait No More!

I owe many thanks to the two fellows responsible for this article.

A couple of months ago, I was mysteriously shadowed by Times reporter Richard Seven and photographer Ben Benschneider. They were gracious and generous, and I felt I’d made two new friends. But the whole experience was rather surreal … I’m much more accustomed to being the interviewer, on the other side of the table. They were respectful and full of questions.

Richard wanted to know about the dialogues going on in the church about art and culture. We talked and talked and talked. Somehow, he’s made something coherent and clear out of a lot of rambling conversation. As a writer, I’m very impressed by his ability to distill all of these things we discussed into a single article. (I’m also impressed that Ben was able to make me somewhat presentable in the photographs — that’s no small task!)

So pick up an issue of the Sunday Seattle Times this weekend and look for the Pacific Northwest Magazine section.

Am I excited about this? Hey, if it leads people to the Looking Closer Web site, and if THAT leads them to any kind of rewarding engagement with film, faith, and culture, then it will have been worth it. (Perhaps the best outcome of all? If someone comes to visit Greenlake Presbyterian Church on Sunday.)

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