Tag: pop culture

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    “We decided to interlace the scripture with the history of the times and how very dangerous it was to be an apostle. This is one of the most brutal times in history, and it’s a decade that completely changed the world,” says producer Mark Burnett. More

    April 3, 2015 | Comments

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    “I don’t see how you can have a relationship with God that doesn’t involve a state of receptivity—and a receptivity to lots of stuff, because God does show up in all kinds of odd ways.” More

    January 23, 2015 | Comments

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    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

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    “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

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    “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

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    The Christian message, says musical artist Lecrae, “rocked me in a way I’d never been rocked.” But now his Christian music is being described as “phenomenally relevant” and “musically edgy,” and it has achieved huge mainstream success. More

    February 8, 2013 | Comments

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    One subtheme of the series, says Rev. Ian S. Markham, dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary, is that “there are complexities in our past, there are ambiguities, there are moments of pain that we live with but don’t want to share with everybody.” More

    January 15, 2013 | Comments

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    “The Simpsons is not a show about religion, but it’s about a family in which religion plays a part, and in that sense it’s really reflective of what most Americans do and feel about religion,” says Mark Pinsky, author of “The Gospel According to The Simpsons.” More

    July 27, 2007