Dick Staub

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January 25, 2009

I'm sitting at the Sundance Film Festival with young filmmakers and theologians watching the memorable and historic inauguration of Barack Obama.   Here, film and politics -- two influential and powerful shaping forces in...

December 11, 2008

I recently hosted a show featuring Dietrich Bonhoeffer's poems written from his prison cell during World War II.   I was particularly taken by a comment made by Sandy, a busy mom enjoying a rare night out. Reading Bonhoeffer had...

August 18, 2008

"Everything you can say about China is true ... somewhere in China!" Such was the insight offered by my 90-year-old friend Rosa, who with her sister, the late Ruth Graham Bell (Billy Graham's wife), was raised in China. It's a timely...

April 7, 2008

If "art is the language of the soul," as Robert Redford said at the Sundance Film Festival this year, I look at the "souls" of most of the Academy Award nominees for best picture and see dead people. Since the 1960s, film has...

February 21, 2008

So I guess this will be another "confessions of a former talk show host" column. In the 1990s, soon after the Republicans released their "Contract with America," the Christian Coalition released its "Christian Contract with America."...

January 3, 2008

And lo, I awakened from a dream during this most blessed Christmas season. Three Wise Men named Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), Sam Harris (The End of Faith) and Christopher Hitchens (God Is Not Great) traveled from afar to...

October 30, 2007

Recently, I sailed the Irish Sea with 80 Americans on a C.S. Lewis Study Cruise. That C.S. Lewis is still in vogue is a minor miracle. Sixty years ago during World War II, this Church of England Oxford academic calmed and comforted a...

May 14, 2007

I've been getting some complaints lately about a podcast interview I did with Sara Miles, author of an amazing new book, "Take This Bread." Miles describes her story as an unexpected and terribly inconvenient Christian conversion. She...