It's rare now for me to write articles. But below is a resume of my past writings for newspapers and magazines, most of which are pre-internet, and some of which linger online still, though most are defunct. But I decided to post this list just to have it posted somewhere. If you are interested in reprinting an article, please contact me to obtain permission. Thanks!
The Chronicles of Narnia: Taking Narnia Lightly ...Is Perhaps the Best Way to Take It 11/01/07 www.hollywoodjesus.com The first article in a series on the Chronicles of Narnia argues that Lewis' novels are best understood when they are not subjected either to dictionaries and encyclopedias of creatures, or to somber inspections for racism, sexism, and imperialism.
I took some time to write this article on why Harry Potter should be acceptable to Christians, particularly Catholics, just before the publication of the sixth Harry Potter Book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
After Eden From 2003-2004, I served as a monthly columnist for an ecumencial magazine, "After Eden" at HollywoodJesus.com. I wrote columns, as well as responses to columns written by Pastor Mike Gunn of Harambee Church in Tukwila, Washington. My responses are below Pastor Mike's columns, and his responses are below mine.
National Catholic Register March 1-7, 1998, "Human Rights Abuses Mark Peruvian Sterilization Campaign." February 22-28, 1998"Preaching the Gospel of Life," (report on HLI's Priest & Deacon Conference). January 11-17, 1998 review of book on the Oklahoma City bombing.
Catholic World Report January 1998 "More than a Beach Novel?" (review of Pierced by a Sword by Bud MacFarlene, Jr.).
National Catholic Register December 7-13, "After the Apocalypse: Real Life Stories," (review of Strangers and Sojourners by Michael O' Brien and Conceived Without Sin by Bud MacFarlane, Jr.).
YOU Catholic Youth Magazine (for the column Answer Me!) September 1996 "Protestants: Who are they?" May 1996 "The Saint Connection" April 1996 "The Resurrection of the Body" March 1996 "Mortal Sin" February 1996 "Looking at Mohammed and Islam" January 1996 "Infant Baptism"
Catholic World Report Aug/Sept 1995 "Asking the Wrong Question" (Book review of A Tremor of Bliss, ed. by Paul Elie, Harcourt 1995) May 1995 "The Battle for the Imagination" (Book review of A Landscape with Dragons by Michael O'Brien, Northern River Press, 1994)
Our Sunday Visitor June 1995 "The Simple Gifts of the Faith" Interview with the Bethlehem Community, North Dakota
New Covenant July 1995 "How I Pray Now: Reflections of a Second-Generation Charismatic"
Caelum Et Terra Summer 1995 "The Seven Dress Wardrobe"
YOU! Catholic Youth Magazine Nov/Dec 1995 "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ( for the column "Answer Me!") Nov/Dec 1995 "Was Jesus Born on Dec. 25?" October 1995 "Can You Leave the Catholic Church?" September 1995 "Is there a Population Problem?" July 1995 "The Pope" May /June1995 "Can We Call Priests 'Father'?" April 1995 "What does the Church Say About Divorce?" March 1995 "Can Jesus' Sacrifice be Repeated?" February 1995 "Is Reincarnation true?" January 1995 "What is Bilocation /Levitation?"
New Covenant November 1994 "Is He Risen?"
Nazareth Journal Advent 1994 "The Little Mouse and the Most Important Person in the World" Lent 1994 "A Kid's Search for Good Books" reprinted in Catholic Digest 1994 as "Good Books for Kids"
Lay Witness May 1994 "St. Maria Goretti: Example of Forgiveness" April 1994 "St. John of the Cross: Courage Under Fire"
YOU! Catholic Youth Magazine (for the column "Answer Me!") Nov/Dec 1994 "Where's the truth -- in the Bible or with the Church?" October 1994 "Apparitions: What are they all about?" August 1994 "Did Jesus Have Brothers and Sisters?" April 1994 "The Resurrection Debate" March 1994 "Is the Creation Story True?" February 1994 "Why Celibacy?"
Catholic Digest November 1993 "Two Thomases, Twins in Sanctity" (reprint of "Twins in Sanctity," Lay Witness, December 1992) October 1993 "My Family, the Church" (reprint of "Sheltered in Christ," Caelum Et Terra, Spring 1993)
Catholic World Report October 1993 "Mother Angelica Sounds Off" (with Philip Lawler, Helen Hull Hitchcock, and James Hitchcock)
Caelum Et Terra Fall 1993 "Shakespeare and Children" Spring 1993
"Sheltered in Christ: The Church as a Big, Rowdy Family"
Lay Witness November 1993 "Youth Issue Petition to Counter Strange Stations of the Cross." April 1993 "St. Robert Bellarmine: Witness of Peace" March 1993"Book Review: In Search of a National Morality"
Lay Witness December 1992 "St. Thomas a Becket/St. Thomas More: Twins in Sanctity" November 1992 "St. Elizabeth of Hungary: A Love Story"