Finding Jesus: CNN’s Lenten Series Explores Faith Through Holy Relics

Finding Jesus

If it's Lent, it must be time for yet another series that questions the veracity of faith.  This year's offering is a new six-part series by CNN, Finding Jesus:  Faith, Fact, Forgery, which begins on Sunday, March 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and concludes on Easter Sunday.  Finding Jesus is co-written by award-winning journalists, authors and filmmakers David Gibson and Michael McKinley, who also co-authored the companion book. Finding Jesus looks at six holy objects from the time of Christ, offering sc … [Read more...]

40 Days, 40 Ways to Grow Closer to God

40 Days 40 Ways

Are you ready for Lent?If you, like me, have been stalling about "getting ready for Lent," with the expectation that all the prayers and sacrifices and stuff will just fall into place come Ash Wednesday, you might like to take a look at Marcellino D'Ambrosio's new book, 40 Days, 40 Ways:  A New Look at Lent.It works like this:  On each day of Lent, Marcellino suggests one way that you can observe the season.  Here's an example, the first entry for Ash Wednesday: Day 1.  Ashes are a sign … [Read more...]

Go to the Movies on Valentine’s Day! Just Don’t Go to See Mr. Grey…

Old Fashioned

So you want to do something romantic on Valentine's Day--and that means you DON'T want to subject your date to unsavory images of bondage, discipline, domination, submission, sadism and masochism.  In short, you don't want to see "50 Shades of Grey."So how should you celebrate, sans erotica?Here's an idea:  Hit your local theater to see OLD FASHIONED, a romantic drama about a former frat boy who gives up his reckless carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college to … [Read more...]


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