Curt McLey



The Great Comforter: A Hutchmoot Restrospective

By Curt McLey

Hutchmoot was a beautiful quilt, sewn together with the ties of common bonds and uncommon love. Like a homemade quilt, lovingly crafted from swatches of familiar patterns, and recycled from classic old dresses, I witnessed a living and breathing piece of art.

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Musings of An Andrew Peterson Nerd

By Curt McLey

I’ve been writing about the music of Andrew Peterson for nearly ten years now. The first time was in an e-mail dated August 8, 2001. The tone of my prose was that of a breathless Read More ›

I’m a Miner for Art of Gold

By Curt McLey

My friend John accompanied me on my trip to the Kansas City area recently to see a Pierce Pettis concert. It was the first time I had seen a Pierce Pettis show, and it was superb. A few years ago, I Read More ›

The Night Before Christmas at The Open Door Mission

By Curt McLey

It was a long, long time ago. We were all alone on Christmas Eve. Having read the second chapter of Luke and as the tree lights blinked slowly in the dark, my wife Debi, son Eric, and Read More ›

The Fiddler’s Gun, A Review: Making History Come True

By Curt McLey

A.S. Peterson has crafted a work of compelling historical fiction which begs the question, “Can this really be a debut novel?” With dogged fidelity, Peterson captures the spirit, Read More ›

Goodbye Solo: A Movie Review

By Curt McLey

There’s a form of human despondency that runs so deep, that a man gives up. Such a level of despair is manifest in many ways but most tellingly, we see it in the eyes. Read More ›

Easter Song of the Day: “High Noon”

By Curt McLey

Since I’ve been paralyzed by a mild case of writer’s block lately, I’m going to rehash–with an edit or two–something I wrote five years ago around this time of year. No doubt, many of you will identify with my Read More ›

A Small Book with a Large Message: “Art and the Bible”

By Curt McLey

Christian art is the expression of the whole life of the whole person who is a Christian. What a Christian portrays in his art is the totality of life. Art is not to be solely a vehicle for some sort of  self-conscious evangelism. ~ Francis A Schaeffer Read More ›

High Art

By Curt McLey

It’s not so much that I’m afraid of heights. It’s the involuntary anticipation of falling that bothers me. The prospect of losing balance from a high perch brings on the heebie-jeebies, a physical manifestation of Read More ›

2008 — A Good Year for Indie Film

By Curt McLey

It seems as if indie movies were made for me. I’m wired for variety. In food, friends, experiences, books, and movies, I’m drawn to diversity.

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Better Than Eggnog

By Curt McLey

I told somebody that I was going to see Behold the Lamb of God, The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ with Andrew Peterson and friends. “Again?” he said. “Isn’t that the same guy you saw last year?” Read More ›

Tag Team Corner (Matt and Curt): Best Male Acting Performances of the Last Decade

By Curt McLey

Matt: I’m a big fan of powerful acting performances (who isn’t?). So with that in mind, I’d like to suggest a question for you, Curt: Favorite male acting performance of the last decade? Read More ›