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ENTERTAINMENT

Backstage Pass
by John Hanlon

Was Science Einstein’s God? An Interview with Ron Howard and Gigi Pritzker on the Faith of Albert Einstein

by Megan Schmidt The man who dedicated his life to solving the great mysteries of the universe remains a mystery to most of us. Although Albert Einstein is probably the most beloved scientist to have ever lived — what do we really know about him? We know his famous formula, e=MC2, that he married his [Read More...]

Chrisicisms
by Chris Williams

How the movies helped me reconcile faith and science

Writing about the relationship between faith and science for the blog series on National Geographic’s “The Story of God” was one of my highlights from last year. I was honored to be asked to participate in the blog carnival, but I also had no idea how the project would also send me on my own [Read More...]

Cinemeditations
by Andrew Johnson

The Best TV of 2013

In a year of fantastic television, what was extra memorable?

Doc Hollywood
by Craig Detweiler

Silence: Scorsese’s Spiritual Masterpiece

Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street, Silence. One of these is not like the others. How could the same director who repeatedly reveled in the high cost of unchecked male rage also deliver the meditative and masterful Silence? Feudal Japan seems so far removed from the Mean Streets of [Read More...]

Faith Goes Pop
by Lilit Marcus

Paula Abdul Is Going to Have a Bat Mitzvah in Israel

Did you know that Paula Abdul is Jewish? Paula is the former judge of American Idol and star of one of the greatest crash-and-burn reality shows ever (that would be Hey Paula), and now she’s in Israel touring the country as an official guest of the country’s board of tourism. Paula is visiting religious sites, [Read More...]

FilmChat
by Peter T. Chattaway

Jonah: On Stage! takes epic live theatre to the big screen

Jonah and the whale will be swimming soon to a theatre near you. For the past two decades, Sight & Sound has been treating audiences in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Branson, Missouri to epic stage productions based on stories from the Bible. Now families that haven’t had a chance to visit those cities will be able [Read More...]

The Rogue
by Jonathan Ryan

A TREMOR IN THE FORCE – Episode 5 of 5

It’s taken me to episode five of this blog series to finally figure out why I was so disappointed by the Star Wars prequels. Well, I have untied the knots! The hyperdrive has been repaired in the nick of time! I feel the Force flowing through me once again… So, I re-watched the prequels, from [Read More...]

Reel Faith
by DeWayne Hamby

Interview: Chonda Pierce On New Doc, Inauguration, and Being ‘Enough’

Popular comedian's new film premiers April 25 with encore presentation on May 9

Schaeffer's Ghost
by Various

The Top 20 Films of 2016

It was a highly rewarding year at the movies.

Sister Rose at the Movies
by Sister Rose

“Einstein” headlines new GENIUS series on NatGeo tonight

  “I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.” The National Geographic Channel’s first scripted series “Genius,” on the life of Albert Einstein (1879 -1955) premieres this evening, April 25. Season one of “Genius” is a ten-part series filmed in Prague, Czech Republic, where Einstein lived and taught in the early days of [Read More...]

Watching God
by Paul Asay

Three Reasons to Be (Tentatively) Excited About The Silver Chair Movie

The Silver Chair is getting a movie. And I’m … cautiously optimistic? I know, I know. Foolish, right? Previous films based on C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia haven’t given me a lot of reason for optimism. The Lion, the…