Thomas McKenzie

Profile photo of Thomas McKenzie Thomas McKenzie is the author of The Anglican Way, a book he describes as a traveler’s guide to the Anglican tradition, as well as The Harpooner, an Advent reader featuring harpoons—how awesome is that. He graduated from the University of Texas and attended seminary at the Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1998 and planted the Church of the Redeemer in Nashville in 2004, where he is the still pastor. He’s also keeps samurai swords in his office, and wears a skull ring.


One Minute Review: The Force Awakens

By Thomas McKenzie

This is the One Minute Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It also includes an important announcement about the One Minute Review. So, watch this one.

One Minute Review: Spotlight

By Thomas McKenzie

In 2001, the Boston Globe published an important piece on the sexual abuse of children by priests in the Archdiocese of Boston, and on the system that protected the clergy. A new film tells the story of the reporters, and the challenges they faced in bringing the story to light.

One Minute Review: The Peanuts Movie

By Thomas McKenzie

The One Minute Review returns! Welcome special guest Randall Goodgame for our review of the new Peanuts movie. And if you don’t know why Randall is the special guest, you need to visit the store immediately and buy his War & Peace album.

One Minute Review: Gone Girl

By Thomas McKenzie

Ben Affleck is back in David Fincher’s latest film. Is it amazing, or is it just OK?

One Minute Review: Nightcrawler

By Thomas McKenzie

Jack Gyllenhaal has put a Nightcrawler on his hook. Will you take the Oscar bait?

The Harpooner

By Thomas McKenzie

In his book The Pastor, Eugene Peterson compares the life of a pastor to the role of a harpooner on a nineteenth-century whaling ship. A harpooner was the member of the crew whose task was to Read More ›

One Minute Review: Interstellar

By Thomas McKenzie

Christopher Nolan is back with what he hopes to be his masterpiece, the science fiction epic Interstellar. Does it soar, or disappear into a black hole? The One Minute Review knows.

One Minute Review: Steve Jobs

By Thomas McKenzie

Danny Boyle, Aaron Sorkin, Michael Fassbender, and Kate Winslet turn their considerable talents to telling the story of Steve Jobs. Was it iPhone genius, or Newton failure? Find out!

One Minute Review: Bridge of Spies

By Thomas McKenzie

One Minute Review: Straight Outta Compton

By Thomas McKenzie

Fr. Thomas is back with Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Eazy-E. Let’s do this.

One Minute Review: Ex Machina

By Thomas McKenzie

Is Father Thomas sentient, or does the One Minute Review only make him appear sentient? Only one way to find out! Watch the One Minute Review of the new sci-fi thriller Ex Machina

One Minute Review: Chappie

By Thomas McKenzie

This is the One Minute Review of Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie. Rhymes with … well, you’ll see.