Fr. Barron: “Exodus: Gods and Kings” Misunderstands Theological Poetry–and Misses the Point

I do movie reviews fairly frequently; but I haven't yet seen Ridley Scott's new film "Exodus: Gods and Kings."  I was pleased, then, to receive this excellent review by Father Robert Barron, and am sharing it here in its entirety.Ridley Scott and Missing the Point of the Book of Exodus By Very Rev. Robert Barron Ridley Scott’s new film “Exodus:  Gods and Kings” features Moses, the Pharaoh, hundreds of thousands of slaves making their way across the floor of the Red Sea, all ten plagues, the … [Read more...]

Obama’s Scripture Stumble, and Seven Other Sayings That Aren’t Really in the Bible

On Tuesday, President Obama (or his speechwriters) made a mistake that has the Christian world snickering.  Speaking about his immigration policy at a town hall meeting in Nashville, the President said, "The Good Book says don't throw stones at glass houses, or make sure we're looking at the log in our eye before we are pointing out the mote in other folks' eyes." The problem is, the Bible doesn't say anything about glass houses.  Although glass had been invented as early as 4,000 B.C., I'm p … [Read more...]

God and Abraham Playing “Theological Chicken”: Spitzer and Dershowitz Face Off in Mock Trial

Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer faced off against famed defense attorney Alan Dershowitz November 16 in a mock trial before an audience of 1,300. *     *     *     *     * The one-hour trial, which took place at Temple Emanu-El synagogue on New York's Upper East Side, sought to answer the question once and for all:Was the biblical patriarch Abraham guilty of attempted murder and endangering the welfare of his son, Isaac?You remember the story:  Abraham led his son Isaac up a moun … [Read more...]