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"A.D." cast members talk about bringing the epic story of the Early Church to NBC

Date: 04/03/2015

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Jesus, Peter and Paul. Yesterday I posted my conversation with producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey at an event earlier this week promoting A.D. The Bible Continues , their new NBC series about the early history of the Church (premiering his Easter Sunday at 9:00 PM ET). At ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, NBC, Mark Burnett And Roma Downey, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Book Of Acts, SIMON/PETER, St. Paul, Resurrection Of Christ, Holy Spirit, Emmett J. Scanlan, Adam Levy


CNN doc goes in search of "The Secret Brother of Jesus"

Date: 03/22/2015

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact and Forgery (Episode 4) – The Secret Brother of Jesus airs Sunday (3/15) @ 9:00 PM ET on CNN. Synopsis (from a CNN press release): In 2002 , a n a ncient burial box i s  unveiled  to  an  astonished  world.  The  casket,  known   ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Cnn, Finding Jesus: Faith, Father James Martin, Fact And Forgery (Episode 4) – The Secret Brother Of Jesus .


Spring Cleaning

Date: 03/20/2015

Happy Spring! In winter, we spend inordinate amounts of time inside, dwelling, stewing, stagnating in enforced inactivity. When our hibernating energy finally re-awakens in the spring, it is with a pronounced case of morning breath. After the dust, the must, the rust of winter, a thorough spring cleaning is called for. The promise of renewed life prompts us to prepare a sacred and auspicious wa ...

Related Topics: Blog 111, Holistic Living, Spring, Ceremony, Ritual, Dark, Change, Cleansing, Spring Cleaning


life's windows and thresholds

Date: 03/15/2015

[caption id="attachment_10096" align="alignleft" width="225"] via wikicommons[/caption] This past year -- heck, this past couple of months! -- has been full of transitions. Passages, they once were called. But there are few markers for so many of life's changes. Aging, for instance, doesn't have a ceremony, a certain day when the world recognises you as an 'elder.' Nor do the slung arrows of ...

Related Topics: Health And Wellness, Britton Gildersleeve, Beginner's Heart, Buddhism, Buddhist Blogs, Aging, Everyday Living, Passages


Irish priest and YouTube sensation Ray Kelly debuts US album just in time for St. Pat's Day

Date: 03/12/2015 Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. The Year of Living Musically. It's been about a year now since for Father Ray Kelly of St. Brigid's Catholic Church in the small manufacturing town of Oldcastle, Ireland captured the attention and hearts of ever since he captured the hearts of  over 40 people (and counting) ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Father Ray Kelly, Where I Belong, Manhattan Records, Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah


The 21st Century Church: "Absolutes" the Church Must Embrace Or Die: Part One

Date: 03/06/2015

[caption id="attachment_1403" align="aligncenter" width="628"] 21st Century Church: Absolutes the Church Must Embrace or Die: Part One[/caption] The popular group Hozier has a hit song “ Take Me to Church .” Lest you think, however, the title reflects the current youth culture’s longing to return to the Church they have abandoned, think again. One line in the lyrics goes like this: ...

Related Topics: Beliefs, Church, 21St Century Church, Absolutes Tomorrow's Church Must Embrace, Tomorrow's Church, Viable Church, Church Of The Future, Church Is Dying, Core Values


All that Really Matters in Any Religion

Date: 03/04/2015

[caption id="attachment_1397" align="aligncenter" width="687"] All that Really Matters in Any Religion[/caption] "In essentials non-essentials all things charity." I have heard this phrase for the greater part of my religious life. In fact, I am pretty sure I have used the phrase myself. It is a much more helpful position to adopt in this world of multi-religious be ...

Related Topics: Steve Mcswain, Religion, Fr Richard Rohr, Richard Rohr, Unity, Religious Beliefs, Religious Unity, All That Really Matters

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