Fridays with Friends: Bryan Duncan on music, movies, and more

After fronting Sweet Comfort Band in the 70s and 80s, lead singer and keyboardist Bryan Duncan brought his signature voice to a highly successful solo career. Over the last 30 years, he's released 22 albums, had more than a dozen # 1 singles, and sold over 1 million records. Often honored, he's won multiple Gospel …

Fridays with Friends: Dr. Ordway takes a walk

Dr. Holly Ordway is a poet, academic, and Christian apologist. She is the Chair of the Department of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University and the director of HBU’s MA in Apologetics program, which focuses on cultural apologetics. She has a doctorate in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an MA in English Literature from the …

Fridays with Friends: Colin Duriez on Lewis, L’Abri, and what it means to be human

Colin Duriez was for many years general books editor for Inter-Varsity Press in Leicester, England. A professional writer, he currently offers acquisitions, editorial and project management services through his own business, InWriting, based in Keswick, Cumbria. He studied at the University of Istanbul, the University of Ulster (where he was a founding member of the …

Fridays with Friends: Cherie Harder shares her inspirations

Cherie Harder serves as President of the Trinity Forum. Prior to joining the Trinity Forum in 2008, Ms. Harder served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Laura Bush. Earlier in her career she served as Policy Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Bill …

Fridays with Friends: Phil Cooke on culture, crime fiction, and the benefits of boredom

An internationally known writer and speaker, Phil Cooke has produced media programming in nearly fifty countries around the world.  In the process, he has been shot at, survived two military coups, fallen out of a helicopter, and been threatened with prison. And during that time – through his company Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California – …

Incarnational Invention: Peter Jackson “retells” Bilbo

  Incarnational Invention: Peter Jackson “retells” Bilbo by Andrew Lazo Warts and all, I love Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth movies.  That said, I have little doubt that J. R. R. Tolkien himself would have loathed them. And in this, I suggest that he would have been perhaps shortsighted and even maybe wrong. I think if anyone should …

The [Extra]Ordinary Phenomenon: Auden’s “Musee Des Beaux Arts”

   The [Extra]Ordinary Phenomenon: Auden’s “Musee Des Beaux Arts” by Crystal Hurd My morning commute involves driving past the local hospital.  On any given day, I will glance at the towering structure and drive blithely on (usually in a rush).  Yet, it has occurred to me that while I am preoccupied with a mental inventory …