December 9, 2018

Premiering nationwide on Monday, Dec. 10, at 10 p.m ET on PBS (check local listings), the feature documentary ‘Sacred’ explores religious experience around the world. Read more

December 8, 2018

One of my Facebook friends, a young Catholic mother of small children, posted today (Dec. 8) about how she handles the debate of whether or not one should tell one’s children that Santa is real, and, how do you balance the fictional Santa Claus with the real St. Nicholas? Read more

December 5, 2018

Today, friends, family and colleagues said goodbye to 94-year-old President George H.W. Bush, the 41st to occupy the office, and it was a moving and emotional short course in life, politics and faith. Read more

December 4, 2018

There’s a lot that’s sketchy and iffy in Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles — especially for Christian parents — but Kurt Russell as Santa Claus is a revelation. But is it enough to save this Christmas flick from itself? Read more

November 23, 2018

As a matter of general principle, I loathe today’s spate of reboots (especially the ones that switch the sexes) and assiduously avoid the lot of them. But, news that CBS’ Northern Exposure may be coming back has me torn. Read more

November 16, 2018

Goldman wrote a lot of words, but he may be best known for these, from “Adventures in the Screen Trade”: “Nobody knows anything…… Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what’s going to work. Every time out it’s a guess and, if you’re lucky, an educated one.” Read more

November 13, 2018

There are worthy themes in the Paramount comedy “Instant Family,” starring Mark Wahlberg and hitting theaters on Thursday, Nov. 15, not least that it’s about fostering and adopting children, something we can all get behind. But, there are elements in the film itself that could be an issue for some folks. Read more

November 6, 2018

If you’re going to do a show about religion, you might want to do some research. The producers of “Our Lady, LTD,” a new EPIX drama starring Ben Kingsley, seem a bit confused about which sort of Christian communities are which. Read more

November 1, 2018

Facebook’s mission was to make the world more “open and connected”; Google’s motto was “Don’t Be Evil.” Both companies have now changed those — and much else. A two-part FRONTLINE special and a new documentary take a look at just what’s been altered, and what it means for all us. Read more

October 23, 2018

I’m four episodes in on CBS’ God Friended Me, and I’m going to watch episode five. Since I can count the number of network shows I watch regularly on one hand, that’s something. Read more

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