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

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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...]

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Brentwood Cathedral’s Stations of the Cross: What Were They Thinking?!

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This year in anticipation of the season of Lent, England's historic Brentwood Cathedral has unveiled an exhibit of the Stations of the Cross, as interpreted by contemporary British artists.  Top artists were each commissioned to paint one of the Stations, and each was given free reign to paint the scene as he or she saw it.  The artists--some of whom were believers, and some, not--were each given the title of one Station and a 12-inch square aluminum panel. The paintings will be displayed in th … [Read more...]

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Everybody Dies. Lent Reminds Us of That.

By Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

It seems the news lately has been full of death:  We've lost Hollywood idols like Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, '60s rock stars like Leslie Gore, politicians like Mario Cuomo.  "60 Minutes" host Bob Simon, and 21 Coptic martyrs. The New York Times' David Carr entered eternity on the same day as Ahmad Givens, star of VH1's "Real Chance of Love.".Every day, souls are propelled off this planet, separated from the twisted bodies which had been their flimsy wrapper for fifty, sixty, ninety y … [Read more...]

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