Articles tagged christianity

‘The Grace of Jake’ Is Awfully Caught Up in Southern-style Christianity

Because The Grace of Jake has a plain agenda -- it means to proselytize -- it occasionally offends.

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‘I Am Michael’ Reminds Us That Identity Struggle Takes on Many Forms

I Am Michael, while an uneven film, is also an important cinematic work which evokes intelligent discourse and empathy in its exploration of sexual and religious identity issues.

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‘Wayward Heroes’ and Cold War Iceland

Wayward Heroes, for all its tangled itinerary, endures in this long-awaited translation as a cautionary tale for all who flock around despots or who applaud the cries of die-hards.

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The Market Knows All and Sees All

Renowned theologian Harvey Cox examines contemporary belief and modern America gods: Market, DOW, Nasdaq, and more in The Market As God.

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‘Frankenstein’: An Indictment of Divine Indifference

By examining the perils of creation, Frankenstein is a parable of the inscrutable nature of man's relationship with God.

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Christianity’s Crisis in Medieval Japan Says a Lot About Cultural Dialogue Today

Shusaku Endo’s classic novel of faith, doubt, and intercultural communication, Silence, readies itself for a timely big-screen debut by Director Martin Scorsese.

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‘The Identical’ Is So Bad It’s Not Even Hate-Watchable

The Identical is as egregious a cinematic misfire as could be imagined, bumbling its message, its music, and even in its spiritual intent during its ingratiating 107 minutes.

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‘We Sinners’ Is Timeless in Its Religious Implications and Political Relevance

The 'we' in this title is simultaneously misleading and on point; there is no 'we' here, though if there' s one thing that can conceivably unite these broken people, it's their weighty, portentous view of sin.

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How Much Will You Pay for Some Christian Comfort? ‘Thieves in the Temple’

Thieves in the Temple offers a critique of the modern-day 'feel good' Christian church in America that rings true even as it feels incomplete.

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‘Pray the Gay Away’: On Being Beaten with the Bible Belt

A mother attempting to stab her own daughter, an exorcism, a school suspending a student -- author Bernadette Barton describes growing up in the religious South.

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7 Feb 2008 // 9:59 PM

Headshots 4 Jesus

In its quest to be seen as a legitimate way of life among a legion of detractors, the Christian Church has turned to alternative methods of getting its point across.

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Critics say ‘Golden Compass’ is atheist agenda disguised in fantasy

Since its beginning, critics have denounced the film industry as a godless enterprise leading innocent minds astray. Now, say the critics, the industry is pushing

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Critics say ‘Golden Compass’ is atheist agenda disguised in fantasy

Since its beginning, critics have denounced the film industry as a godless enterprise leading innocent minds astray. Now, say the critics, the industry is pushing

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Director says initial reaction to ‘Compass’ hasn’t been golden

Chris Weitz is a moviemaker on the spot. He’s just directed a multi-million dollar movie fantasy, “The Golden Compass,” which opens around the world

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‘Compass’ author’s atheism stirs debate on film’s message

Nina Hemmer is a reader. The 11-year-old Shorewood, Wis., girl is plowing through the Bible and hopes “to get to the part about Jesus’ birth

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13 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM

The Preacher and the Presidents by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

The result is a hypnotic read about the turbulent nature of public life.

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18 Jun 2007 // 10:59 PM

The Physics of Christianity by Frank Tipler

Tulane professor thinks modern physics has confirmed Christianity -- from the Virgin Birth through the Turin Shroud and walking on water to the Resurrection -- in detail.

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'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

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"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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