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More Christian Than Celebrity
Originally Posted: 02/24/2015 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

I am lamenting the fact that we seem to be helplessly caught up in this entangled web that tightly weaves faithful Christian living and celebrity culture. I don’t know how we can break this addiction to celebr ...

The Oscar Scandal: Sean Penn, Alejandro Iñárritu, and Responding to Racism
Originally Posted: 02/24/2015 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

“Sean Penn’s ‘Green Card’ comment may have ruined the entire Oscars.” That was the headline from the Huffington Post. I didn’t watch the Oscars, but I’m always curious about pop-culture scandals. What could Se ...

‘Selma:' We Are, Because They Were
Originally Posted: 01/07/2015 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

Selma is an amazing film, but as I watch the Civil Rights movement unfold before my eyes, it's not the past that haunts me. It's the present. In the first moments of  ...

Father Abraham and the Jews
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

In his recent book, When General Grant Expelled the Jews, Brandeis University Professor Jonathan D. Sarna recounts an important but little-known event in 1863 in Lincoln’s quest for full civil, religious, and ...

Oscar Spirit: Faith, Values, and the 2013 Best Picture Nominees, Part 3
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 10:03am | Type: Blog

This week, in the run-up to Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, we've been taking a look at each of the Best Picture nominees, the stories they tell, and the spiritual questions (and answers) they offe ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 7, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

The exit poll stats are in from the 10 GOP primaries on Super Tuesday . According to the report, “Gingrich won a plurality of voters who fart during shoeshines and Santorum performed very well among voters who have crocheted a toilet seat cover.” Rea ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 Awesome tweet of the day: The father of liberal theology, Fred Schleiermacher, was born today in 1768. “Born” and “today” ...

Hurt Locker Can't Contain the Reality of War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I am not a movie buff by any standard, but somehow I suspect I am not the only one who was more than a little surprised at the reception of the latest war movie at Sunday's Oscars. ...

Audio: Gearing up for the Oscars with Great Films from 2008
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

With the bad economy leaving people without a lot of extra money, many of us have been hunkering down at home with a movie and homemade popcorn. With the bad economy leaving peopl ...