• Jesus-Hagia-v2-FEAT

    During the days just before Easter, Christians reflect on the fundamental events that shape their hopes as Christians. “The story of the passion, death, and resurrection, especially the resurrection,” says Father James Martin, SJ, “is at the center of a Christian’s faith.” More

    April 17, 2014 | Comments

  • Father-Jim-Martin-Ext-Int-FEAT

    “For a lot of people who are not Christian, some of the rituals may seem obscure. The songs, the rituals, the masses, the liturgies—they’re really carrying us through the story so we can experience it anew for ourselves.” More

    April 17, 2014 | Comments

  • 1732-RandE-FEAT

    Technology allows critically ill newborns to survive; a rare Jewish book survives 600 years. More

    April 11, 2014 | Comments

  • Micro-Preemies-FEAT

    Modern medicine now allows critically ill premature infants to survive, but at what cost? At Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, doctors, families, and chaplains wrestle with issues of life and death. More

    April 11, 2014 | Comments

  • Sarajevo-Haggadah-d1-FEAT

    The haggadah is the book that guides Jews through the ritual of the Passover Seder, the meal commemorating their ancestors’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. The Sarajevo Haggadah is famous for its artistically illustrated manuscript pages. Created 600 years ago, “It went through so many different cultures,” observes composer Merima Kljuco, “and so many different people took the care of the book and helped it survive.” More

    April 11, 2014 | Comments

  • Marc-Michael-Epstein-FEAT

    “The central moment in Passover is the use of the material—the use of the tools we have with us in the world to bring us to another place.” More

    April 11, 2014 | Comments

  • 1731-program-FEAT

    Hollywood releases biblical films; Calvinism garners more interest among evangelicals, including Southern Baptists. More

    April 4, 2014 | Comments

  • Biblical-Epics-FEAT-d1

    Hollywood is releasing several stories from the Bible this year, to varying reactions. “We’re talking about sacred characters and sacred stories,” says San Diego State University history professor Edward Blum, “and so it’s not just Noah on screen talking to some powerful force. It’s Noah talking to God.” More

    April 3, 2014 | Comments

  • Darren-Aronofsky-FEAT

    “To treat [Noah’s Ark] as something that’s not poetic and mythical is a mistake….we have goodness and wickedness inside of us, and we have a second chance now to take care of creation and each other. That’s a beautiful, poetic, inspiring idea to learn from and to inspire us to do better.” More

    April 3, 2014 | Comments

  • Burnett-Downey-FEAT

    “We made [Son of God] for this generation [so] that the teenagers would watch it. It’s a story of our time. It’s the story of our God, and we wanted to make it as well as we could.” More

    April 3, 2014 | Comments