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LISTEN: Jim Wallis Talks Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 01/10/2014 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

Listen in as Jim Wallis and Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black kick off the new year with a discussion on Pope Francis and the new Pope's influential presence in all kinds of media. ...

As I Walk Through the Sudden Valley: A Psalm, a Prayer
Originally Posted: 01/10/2014 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

I’ve composed a psalm entirely out of Arrested Development quotes based on the ACTS style of prayer, because it is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to God. And also … no ...

Jim Wallis Talks Food Stamps Recipients on Ed Show: 'You Must Not Know Them'
Originally Posted: 09/27/2013 - 12:42pm | Type: Blog

Last night, Jim Wallis appeared on "The Ed Show" to discuss why it's imperative to avoid cutting social programs like food stamps that feed millions of poor and hungry in our country. ...

My Netflix Love Affair and My Carbon Footprint
Originally Posted: 08/21/2013 - 12:31pm | Type: Blog

I wasn’t too happy when I read that my Netflix habit is seriously energy intensive. In a new article on Salon.com, I learned that watching Netflix streaming for an hour a week uses more energy each year than t ...

COMMENTARY: NBC’s ‘Save Me’ May Need Rescuing
Originally Posted: 06/13/2013 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

Mixing religion and entertainment, as NBC has tried to do with its new prime time TV sitcom Save Me, starring Anne Heche, can be a tricky business. Mixing religion and entertainme ...

Transcending a Genocidal God
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The History Channel's The Bible, like so much of so-callled "religious pop culture," seemed to be the produ ...

Producer Priest Navigates Hollywood in A Collar
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

Three years after taking the helm of Paulist Productions, a commercially-oriented nonprofit Catholic production company behind television programs such as Insight and feature films like Romero, Andrews is rein ...

Debating the Value of the Debates
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

These quadrennial campaign sideshows have nothing to do with one's capability, preparation, aptitude or suitability for the presidency. Why, exactly, does it matter if Pres ...

TV Bad for Kids' Self-Esteem — Except White Boys
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

Watching TV is bad for kids' self-esteem, except if they're white boys.   Watching TV is bad for kids' self-esteem, except if they're white boys. (Seems li ...

Father Jim Martin on "Jesus and Joy"
Originally Posted: 01/08/2012 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

In this segment from his new CatholicTV series "Blinks," the Rev. Jim Martin considers why Christianity is often considered so joyless, and why "religious" usually means "serious." ...