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Biblical Epics
April 3, 2014
Biblical Epics
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 ...
April 3, 2014
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Darren Aronofsky Extended Interview
April 3, 2014
Darren Aronofsky Extended Interview
“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 ...
April 3, 2014
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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Extended Interview
April 3, 2014
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Extended Interview
"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."
April 3, 2014
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Edward Blum and Craig Detweiler Extended Interview
April 3, 2014
Edward Blum and Craig Detweiler Extended Interview
"Hollywood, I think, approaches the Bible as public domain, as something that is owned by the culture at large, and they have discovered that some segments of the Christian community look at it as private property."
April 3, 2014
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The New Calvinism
April 3, 2014
The New Calvinism
"For some, Calvinism is divisive and unbiblical" says Southern Baptist pastor Daniel Montgomery of Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky, "We’ve seen that it unifies our efforts. It gives us an understanding that God is at work in this world. We don’t need to make things happen. We ...
April 3, 2014
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Deborah Potter Wilbur Award Acceptance Speech
April 3, 2014
Deborah Potter Wilbur Award Acceptance Speech

By way of video, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly will present this acceptance speech from Deborah Potter for a 2014 Wilbur Award on April 5 in Tennessee. R&E has won the award for its piece on the life of Dorothy Day, … More

April 3, 2014
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President and the Pope; Bivocational Pastors; Franciscans of the Holy Land; Blind Boys of Alabama
March 28, 2014
President and the Pope; Bivocational Pastors; Franciscans of the Holy Land; Blind Boys of Alabama
The President and the Pope; Bivocational Pastors; Blind Boys of Alabama; Franciscans at home and abroad care for sacred Christian sites
March 28, 2014
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The President and the Pope
March 28, 2014
The President and the Pope
President Obama visited Pope Francis for the first time this week (March 27)."The principal focus of the meeting was talking about issues of peace, international issues, and also talking about how to help poor people, how to help the marginalized all over the world," says Father Tom Reese, an ...
March 28, 2014
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Bivocational Pastors
March 28, 2014
Bivocational Pastors
On Sundays, you’ll find Pastor Sam Livingston at his Baptist church in Hohenwald, Tennessee. But on the weekdays he's at his other very different job as a public utilities manager.
March 28, 2014
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Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
March 28, 2014
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
Of all the tourists who go to Israel and its surroundings each year, it’s estimated that more than half of them are Christian pilgrims visiting the holiest sites of the Christian story. It was Pope Clement VI who made the Franciscans the official guardians of these sites seven centuries ago.
March 28, 2014
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Blind Boys of Alabama
March 28, 2014
Blind Boys of Alabama
"The Blind Boys is a group that's not blind, they just can't see and that means they might have lost their sight, but they never lost their direction."
March 28, 2014
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Contraception Mandate; “The Story of the Jews”; Women’s Purim
March 21, 2014
Contraception Mandate; “The Story of the Jews”; Women’s Purim
Religious business owners argue against federal requirement to provide contraceptive coverage; historian Simon Schama tells "The Story of the Jews"; Orthodox Jewish women take more of a leading role in Purim festivities.
March 21, 2014
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