Tag: television

  • Depicting-Jesus-FEAT

    “Jesus matters so much because of the incarnation,” says Edward Blum, a history professor at San Diego State University and co-author of “The Color of Christ.” “If God takes a particular body with particular hair length and particular eye color, then perhaps that says something about the value of that body.” More

    September 19, 2014 | Comments

  • Depicting-Jesus-FEAT

    “Jesus matters so much because of the incarnation,” says Edward Blum, a history professor at San Diego State University and co-author of The Color of Christ. “So if God takes a particular body with particular hair length and particular eye color, then perhaps that says something about the value of that body.” More

    August 26, 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

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    The executive producer of “Survivor” and his wife, who starred in “Touched by an Angel,” talk about the inspiration behind their latest television project, a 10-hour series for the History Channel on the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. More

    March 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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    Bhavana Gupta says her generation will go to a Hindu temple in New Delhi and say, “Let’s give the priest 500 rupees to have him do a good prayer service for us.” But the younger generation questions this traditional Hindu practice and asks why. More

    January 22, 2010 | 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

  • thumb01-ethics-advertising

    The messages of the advertising business help sell billions of dollars worth of products. But do they also coarsen American culture? And if so, who’s to blame — the ad agencies or us consumers? More

    June 22, 2007 | Comments

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