Graphic showing a silly book blurb describing The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis as "One-on-one mentoring done in the very worst way. Depending on how you look at it." Text copyright 2020 by Gabriel Connor Salter.

More of my worst book blurbs (and some by other people)

Yesterday I tweeted the last of fifty deliberately bad book blurbs describing speculative fiction stories in, well, the worst way possible. I had a lot of fun doing this, it gave me a chance to experiment with satire and humor in ways I hadn't been able to before. I also had a lot of fun …

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George Bailey and his family, happy at last, in the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. Image source

Play Along with the Joke (God in Film Pt 2)

Here's where you can read part 1 in this blog series I noted last week that some film critics and filmmakers (particularly Paul Schrader and Roy Anker) have argued you really can't show divine encounters (God or angels literally showing up in a movie) without it seeming cheesy. This argument has big ramifications for Christians …

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A small whale with a top hat and mustache drinks tea from a table placed on a larger whale, who's carrying an umbrella. Cover image created specifically for the webcomic "Whales Speaking Yiddish."

Secular People in Christian Bookstores

Christian bookstores (Christian entertainment outlets in general, actually) really fit in their own little universe. This may be good or bad, but it's always amusing to see when someone enters them and doesn't quite understand how to get past the language barrier. I decided to have some fun with that in this episode of my …

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