For 25 years, I’ve outlined essays about David Lynch’s cult-classic television series Twin Peaks. Now that there’s a new 18-episode series on Showtime that serves up a spectacular sequel—Twin Peaks: The Return—that desire has been even stronger. I don’t think I’ve ever written one… until now.

Thanks to Adam Bryan Marshall and the hard-working team at Christianity Today who challenged me to condense some thoughts on this extravagantly creative and innovative series into one readable piece. I really need a book-length project to scratch the surface of my thoughts about David Lynch’s art.

But here’s a start:

Twin Peaks: The Return Gets Cosmic Conflict Disturbingly Right