All week I've asked the Lord what to write in my blog and all week no answer–until this evening. David and I just returned from viewing the new film Risen and I simply want to add my hearty recommendation along with my friend, Sandi Glahn, and her friend Chrissy. (See their blogs 2/19 and 2/15) The earlier blog contains the film trailer. I fought back tears during multiple scenes, and I'm not a crier. How refreshing to view a creative work that isn't sappy or contrived. Invite a non believer to go with you. Productive discussion is likely to follow. For you who demand that every Christian film follow verse by verse out of the Scriptures, I warn you that the central story is fiction–yet probably representative of ways Jesus influenced myriads of people when he walked the earth. I left looking forward to the day when I'll see Jesus face to face, and I suspect you'll yearn for that too. As our culture grows colder and colder to the Christian faith, we need more films like Risen. A hearty thanks to Sandy, Chrissy, and all involved in the project. Please make more.