There's been a growing wave of religious controversy since Dan Brown's novel, THE DA VINCI CODE, was first released in 2003. Many Christians were deeply offended by the story's portrayal of Jesus, Christian doctrine and church history. Now, the highly anticipated movie version is intensifying those debates.
Two thousand years after Jesus' death, Mel Gibson's controversial movie, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, set off a wave of new conversations about who was responsible for Jesus' death -- and why it matters today. For many Christians, that debate is history, but for most Jews, it still arouses deep fears of persecution.
Following the Columbine High shootings, the film industry wrestled with whether the violence it presents on the screen encourages violent behavior in real life. Father Ellwood Kieser does think Hollywood bears some responsibility for society's violence. His calling, he says, is nothing less than to persuade America's entertainment industry to celebrate human values as well as money.
We talk with Grammy Award-winning artist Bobby McFerrin about his new album “spirityouall,” which he says reflects his Christian faith.
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