September 30, 2021

In his new Patheos series, Reclaiming Catholicism, Franciscan Priest, Fr. Casey Cole, examines some of the less understood and frequently sensationalized parts of Catholic history. Read more

September 22, 2021

By all accounts, a tiny fraction of those who have read or viewed The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings (LOTR) have been able to plow through The Silmarillion (Houghton Mifflin, 1977) assembled by J.R.R. Tolkien’s son, Christopher, after his father’s death. Read more

August 11, 2021

How can religious faith help to stem the crisis of meaning in our world, a theme so vividly rendered in Joker? Read more

July 29, 2021

Years ago, as a young Greek Orthodox kid, I remember my parish Priest standing up and saying to our congregation, “We’re Christians. We should read the Bible.” And then he added, almost as an afterthought, “Start with the New Testament. The Old Testament is hard!” If you’ve read the Bible, I’m sure you can relate! Whether you’re a Christian seeking to better understand your religion’s theology and sacred narratives, or a practitioner of another faith tradition just trying to be… Read more

July 2, 2021

It might seem peculiar to think of death as something you can do well. But, in the end, there are few things we would want for ourselves and our loved ones more than a “good death.” Thinking about death as a journey, and not just a specific moment in time can help us to understand what it means to die well. But, as with any journey, one needs to prepare for it. “When We Die,” a new three-part video series… Read more

April 13, 2021

By Zach Miller We know from the Bible that when pushed to his mental limit, Jesus was not above throwing tables over and chasing merchants with whips. But what was Christ’s position on chopping down parking meters? Released in 1967, Cool Hand Luke depicts prison camp ward, Luke Jackson, whose unconquerable spirit represents an intolerable aberration under the regime of the tyrannical camp staff. The film was an icon of late 1960’s cinema, and arguably the most iconic role for… Read more

March 15, 2021

This Easter, you can experience the power of the last week of Jesus’ life in theaters. Creators of the concert oratorio “Lamb of God” have put the musical story of the last week of Jesus Christ’s life on film. The highly-anticipated concert film is now available for people all around the world to enjoy at a time when we desperately need it. The story is told from the point of view of those around Jesus, including Peter, John, Thomas, Mary,… Read more

February 19, 2021

The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season show about the life of Jesus. One thing that distinguishes the series from previous portrayals of Jesus is that they are multi-season, episode-based stories. What is remarkable about The Chosen is that it was created outside of the Hollywood system. The writers capture the depth and richness of ancient sacred scripture while also helping viewers see Jesus beyond the Bible. There was great interest in the series from the beginning. The Chosen Productions partnered with VidAngel at… Read more

February 12, 2021

The Bible mentions a lot of people and places that have entered our collective cultural consciousness. For example, Joshua defeated the Canaanites at the battle of Jericho. David fought the Philistine warrior Goliath. King Ahab and his wife Jezebel sparred with the prophet Elijah. Some of these biblical stories have even become common cliches. However, less well known is the archaeology of the biblical world, the actual material remains of these cultures and places, and what they can tell us… Read more

December 11, 2020

The highly anticipated film that premiered on BYUtv last December returns this year, now becoming an annual holiday tradition. Christmas Jars follows the story of an aspiring journalist, Hope Jensen (Jeni Ross), who is looking to uncover the remarkable secret behind a holiday phenomenon: glass jars filled with bills and coins anonymously left for people in need. When Jensen suffers a personal tragedy, she is gifted a jar unexpectedly. After realizing the story could be her big break, she decided to… Read more

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