Lighting a Candle: 66th Annual Christopher Awards Showcase Great Movies, Books

Christopher Awards

For 66 years, the Christopher Awards have honored those in media whose work has "affirmed the highest values of the human spirit."The works--feature films, TV and cable shows, books for adults and for young readers--are drawn from both the sacred and the secular. They tell both true stories and fiction. The common thread which unites the winners of the prestigious award is that they are inspiring stories of people who rise above their own wants and needs to act selflessly, regardless of the … [Read more...]

CNN’s “Finding Jesus” Week 2: The Bones of John the Baptist

Finding Jesus

On Sunday evening, CNN will air the second of six episodes in its original series Finding Jesus:  Faith, Fact, Forgery.  Each episode will explore a different historical object--a relic--which leads us to reflect on Jesus' life and times.Last week, I previewed the first episode of the series, which dealt with the Shroud of Turin.  According to Nielsen Fast National Data, Finding Jesus debuted as No. 1 in cable news in their respective time period in both total viewers and the demo 25-54 last … [Read more...]

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...]