May 5, 2020

Who is the GOAT (greatest of all time) in basketball? Some believe this is not a valid question because it is unfair to compare players from different eras as how the game is played has changed quite dramatically over the years. I believe this is an irrelevant question to ask because the answer is too obvious, it is Michael Jordan. As a Muslim, one side of me is tempted to name Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the GOAT since he is NBA’s... Read more

February 11, 2020

Embed from Getty Images I wonder how that show would have been produced if Jesus Christ would have been the producer, or at least would have stood beside the producer while he or she produced the show. I wonder what the wardrobe would have looked like, what the songs would have been. I understand that Jennifer Lopez prayed, with her daughter and others, before she went out on stage, so I wondered why she showed her crotch so many times,... Read more

January 7, 2020

By Robert Orlando Whenever we hear the phrase “a gentleman and a scholar” we should think of Larry Hurtado. He was a well-respected New Testament author, a rigorous scholar, and a prolific blogger. But to me he was more: a friend who was passionate, articulate, fair, and measured in his delivery. He had a witty humor, and a lightness of touch even when emphatically turning a phrase like “What in God’s name?” or “Who would of thought?” We were introduced... Read more

December 9, 2019

Dark Waters, with Mark Ruffalo, is a story about creation care and justice, both specific and universal. It tells the story of attorney Rob Bilott’s battle with DuPont over Teflon, the class of substances dubbed “forever chemicals,” and how greed, power and other factors can conspire against the common good. Read more

October 18, 2019

The Underground Railroad: the name is exciting—its sense of adventure palpable. Harriet Tubman is an American hero for our times, and the new movie "Harriet" (November 1, 2019; Focus Features) is dedicated to making the woman and her deeds as well-known as the “underground railroad” she used to help free so many others. Read more

October 17, 2019

Kanye West owns a perch atop the trending headlines of all of our social media feeds. This is especially true whenever he drops a new album, mentions politics, or, ahem, steals a mic. But this has also been true whenever he leans into religiously themed topics. Recently, he has begun telling people he has converted to Christianity. While many judge Yeezus a fraud, I propose we let his story unfold on its own. Among his most controversial albums was Yeezus.... Read more

April 15, 2019

There have already been some stunning documentaries in 2019. One of the most popular and critically acclaimed was the film focused on the first time mankind set foot on the moon, “Apollo 11.” The most recent offering keeps its focus a bit tighter than “Apollo 11,” and yet simultaneously digs into a larger world. “Hesburgh” is an upcoming indie documentary that focuses on the life and influence of Father Theodore Hesburgh. Father Hesburgh was an outspoken priest and activist as... Read more

March 4, 2019

The popular National Geographic series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman returns for a third season on Tuesday, March 5. Expect more enriching, thought-provoking content, and the voice of God—Morgan Freeman—revisits his role as more guide than narrator. He ponders questions out loud, then travels the world with us in tow to explore the answers. Season 3’s first two episodes discuss human manifestations of God and evil. Read more

February 4, 2019

Watch the trailer for History Channel's "Jesus: His Life," a new mini-series bringing viewers into His dramatic world to reveal the greatest story ever told. Read more

August 24, 2018

Everybody has an opinion on Christian films. For a long time most of those opinions have not been good. In the last few years there have been some break out Christian film hits such as God’s Not Dead, Fireproof and more recently, I Can Only Imagine. Compared to secular films these are still few and far between. Even these films tend to mostly get panned on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. So what’s the deal with Christian films? Will they... Read more

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