Absolutely, “Interstellar” Is a (r)eligious Movie

Have you seen the mind-bending Interstellar yet? I did, last week, and in Christianity Today I wrote about its religious dimensions: To me it seems that Interstellar, perhaps more than any of Nolan’s films to date, positively resounds with religious—even Christian—stuff that might not ring as loudly if you weren’t steeped in it to begin with. To wit: Cooper promises [Read More...]

Lila and the Religious Novelist

Here’s a great review from The New Republic of Marilynne Robinson’s highly acclaimed latest novel, Lila: Marilynne Robinson is one of the great religious novelists, not only of our age, but any age. Reading her new novel Lila, one wonders how critics could worry that American fiction has lost its faith, though such worries make one think there [Read More...]

God . . . on TV?

There’s always a few people who think that God doesn’t show up on TV at all – but lately he’s everywhere, and especially, it turns out, on dark TV dramas. (Who would have guessed it?) Here’s The AV Club (definitely not a Christian source) pointing this out: What makes the emergence of faith and religion as [Read More...]

Fascinating Writing on Scientists and Religion

Elaine Howard Ecklund speaking at a 2010 Faith Angle Forum.

Elaine Howard Ecklund, a sociologist at Rice University, is one of the world’s leading experts on scientists and religion. She has done extensive research on what scientists really think about religion, much of which you can find in her excellent book, Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think. The High Calling website has been featuring [Read More...]


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