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Greg Garrett

How To Make The Most Of The Austin Film Festival

Greg Garrett | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
Greg Garrett

I don't go to the Austin Film Festival because I want to shop my script or make connections with producers and directors, although people do both of those things here.

She Existed: How Maya Angelou Changed My Life

Greg Garrett | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Greg Garrett

In her act of generosity, Maya Angelou changed my life. I know that she changed the lives of countless others. And she did it all with the grace and courage and humor that defines what it means to try to be Christian.

Eat Royally in London -- For a Few Pounds Less!

Greg Garrett | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
Greg Garrett

No mushy sandwiches, no musty curries, no greasy fish and chips. With a little planning, your London dining can and should be at least the equal of your shopping, museum, or business highlights.

Where Faith and Abortion Meet in Texas

Greg Garrett | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion
Greg Garrett

Let's say you have a faithful opposition to abortion. Okay. I respect that. But how do you feel about the fact that hundreds of thousands of women are being steam-rollered by Texas male politicians trying to end-run Roe v. Wade?

Sleeping in the Stacks?: Gladstone's Library in Wales

Greg Garrett | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel
Greg Garrett

In the picturesque Welsh village of Hawarden, about three hours travel time from London, a stunningly beautiful residential library has stood as a national monument to British prime minister William E. Gladstone for over a century.

C. S. Lewis, 50 Years On

Greg Garrett | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Greg Garrett

His books are selling more than 6 million copies a year, new special editions of "The Screwtape Letters" and "A Grief Observed" are due out this year, and this November, he will join Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot and Chaucer as writers buried or commemorated in Westminster Abbey's Poets Corner. It is, literally, the year of C. S. Lewis.

Sex, Lies, and Video Appearances: Suzy Spencer's Secret Sex Lives

Greg Garrett | Posted 05.01.2013 | Books
Greg Garrett

Twenty years ago, I don't think Suzy Spencer would have survived in Texas after writing this book and promoting it in the national media. She'd have been tarred, feathered, ridden out of town. Now, while there are plenty of moralists who wish that were still possible, there are plenty more of us who are just grateful to have it.

And The Oscar Goes To Stories Of Loss And Hope..

Greg Garrett | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Greg Garrett

Great stories make us feel as though we are not alone, and these stories offer us the opportunity to enter into stories of great suffering -- and to cultivate the fervent belief that suffering will somehow, someday, pass.

Grieving Newtown: Seven Lessons In Healthy Sorrow

Greg Garrett | Posted 02.15.2013 | Religion
Greg Garrett

I've been asked to write about theology and violence after every recent mass shooting, and I am sick to death of doing so, but the Newtown shootings feel different to me.

This, That, And The Other Jesus

Greg Garrett | Posted 05.28.2011 | Religion
Greg Garrett

That innate tendency toward finding what we're already looking for is why now, since returning to a faith that saved my life, I try to listen, not just talk.