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July 04, 2014
Louis Zamperini: A life transformed by … Billy Graham?
Louis Zamperini had an amazing, amazing life. Actually, he had two of them since --...
June 02, 2014
Memory eternal: The life and quiet ministry of ‘Ann B.’
One of the complicated subjects that religion-beat professionals talk about behind the scenes, if they...
May 30, 2014
WPost: Avoiding Maya Angelou’s soul, if at all possible
In the world of political, cultural and social studies theory there is a term --...
May 27, 2014
Near-death experiences: Is ‘Heaven Is For Real’ for real?
MICHAEL-ANN ASKS: How well do you think [the current "Heaven Is For Real" movie] addresses...
May 25, 2014
Short 30 for 30 slam dunk that gets the faith angle just right
You have to be a pretty intense hoops fan to remember many of the details...
April 19, 2014
Shocking news! T.D. Jakes doubts something!
"Replate 1A." That was a favorite dry reaction at my old newspaper whenever someone announced...
April 18, 2014
New York critics, heaven and a very busy religion week
OK, think of all of the stereotypes that you have heard about elite critics in...
April 15, 2014
What he said! Yes, Hollywood wants more Christian $$$$
In this morning's email newsletter from the folks at Religion News Service, editor Kevin Eckstrom...
April 12, 2014
WPost: Confessions of a (liberal) Christian film critic
The following observations have little to do with the normal work that we do here...
April 07, 2014
What precisely pulled Mickey Rooney back from the abyss?
There are no second acts in American lives. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) Oh really?...
March 03, 2014
Time: McConaughey’s ‘confounding’ speech at Oscars
Did you hear that awkward sound at the Oscars last night, the one right after...
February 13, 2014
Hollywood’s ‘Noah’ wars: Why not quote the Bible?
Let's face it. That Noah character in Genesis 9 is one pretty wired, complex fellow....
January 30, 2014
Now who was that Joseph guy in the old story from Genesis?
Former GetReligionista Brad Greenberg passed along this interesting item from Twitter, which barely requires commentary...
January 08, 2014
Wives, submission, web traffic and Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure, darling of '80s sitcom television, is all grown up. In case you're...
December 09, 2013
That mainstream press anti-Catholic ‘Philomena’ pileup
In the "now I've seen everything" category, let's welcome self-described atheist film critic Kyle Smith...
November 22, 2013
Pass the popcorn! This movie preview gets faith theme right
Movie junkets, and the stories that result from them, share a certain predictability — and...
November 02, 2013
Pod people: Does it matter if celebrities/royals have faith?
As the old saying goes, Americans don't have a royal family. We have celebrities. We...
October 31, 2013
WPost examines the demons (and a ghost) in ‘The Exorcist’
It's that time of year again, the time when reporters keep trying to reach author...
October 11, 2013
Still falling for ‘The Exorcist,’ 40 years later
Long ago, pre-Internet, some researchers tried to find out which movie had the greatest spiritual...
October 03, 2013
Tom Clancy: That Baltimore Catholic and his generic beliefs
As I have mentioned many times, Baltimore culture is both historically Catholic and very liberal...
September 05, 2013
Spot the ghost in China’s material girls
Some boys kiss me, some boys hug me I think they're O.K. If they don't...
June 22, 2013
Media MIA: Mother Dolores Hart’s love for Jesus
It's the question that echoes between the lines of mainstream news features about the life...
February 26, 2013
What, precisely, makes Stephenie Meyer so important? (updated)
I need some help, folks. My goal is to find that classic Washington Post piece...
January 08, 2013
Religion as code language in the French press
Time for a round of the "name that famous film quote" game. Don't you see...
December 22, 2012
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