Kristin Chenoweth Responds to Ricky Gervais

Actress (and Christian) Kristin Chenoweth, in a response to Ricky Gervais‘s article on Easter, says she understands where atheists are coming from: Believe me, when I hear myself talk about Jesus Christ being “risen from the dead,” I can almost hear myself laughing. Another whackadoo notion is the idea of the second coming, or the [Read More...]

The Kids Will Be Sondheimized

If you watched “Modern Family” this past Wednesday, you saw an episode in which Cam was (interim) directing a musical at Luke and Manny‘s school. At one point he says the line: This production was a joke until I introduced these children to the musical theater greats: Bernstein, Sondheim. Years from now some of these [Read More...]

Are All Christian Movies Bad?

Andrew O’Hehir at Salon wonders why Christian movies like the recent “Soul Surfer” are incredibly lame: But do Christian-themed movies really have to be so bad?… Believe me, I have learned, over and over again, that ordinary moviegoers, a lot of the time, want to see a story that’s positive, predictable and not all that [Read More...]

Maybe Religion’s Not That Bad…?

In case you missed This American Life this week, there was a really interesting story by David Ellis Dickerson. (It begins around the 8:38 mark.) David had “rejected the evangelical Christianity of his family” but was now coming home to see them again, ready to fight back against their religious arguments, expecting to win that [Read More...]

Joy Behar Is One Confused Atheist…

Does Joy Behar have any idea what she believes? if you watch this (otherwise pleasant and civil) interview with Father Edward Beck, you get the impression she’s confused about religion, atheism, and everything in between. Things start to get weird at the 3:00 mark. Behar admits she’s an Agnostic, but adds she wouldn’t go so [Read More...]