Who Is Virginia’s First Family of Corrections?

If there were such a thing as the First Family of Corrections in the state of Virginia, we surely found it when producing “Through the Door,” EthicsDaily.com’s new documentary on faith and prisons. The Myers family – dad J.L., mom Reba, son Randy and...

The Next Door “ Helping Women in Crisis

Our children, ages 10 and 7, have spent most of their childhood volunteering with my wife and me at The Next Door (TND), a Nashville-based ministry for women in crisis. TND began in 2003 as an outgrowth of First Baptist Church in downtown Nashville, as a way to help...

Why Prison Shootings Are Necessary

Shooting – with a camera – has a place in prison. For EthicsDaily.com’s new documentary “Through the Door” – on prisons and faith – producer Robert Parham and I visited five states. We shot in and around prisons in four of them: Tennessee, Virginia,...

Documentary Interviewees Take on “Trickle Down”

Virtually nothing of what you’re about to read survived the final cut of “Sacred Texts, Social Duty.” In editing any documentary, you have to cut – a lot. And you have to cut lines, explanations and scenes that you think are important, even terribly...