Read the essay Michael Jackson wrote for Beliefnet about his childhood, going door-to-door as a Jehovah's Witness missionary, and how he "wished to be a normal boy."
While Michael Jackson's memorial service could highlight funeral rituals associated with a particular faith, it may ultimately demonstrate the power of celebrity as a new kind of sacred.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach reminisces over the death of his estranged friend, Michael Jackson
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Here’s today's dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. With viewership on the rise, GMC TV looks forward. The self-proclaimed home of "Uplifting Entertainment," has announced a broad slate of original movies, series and music specials designed to take viewers through the rest of 2012. The new programming comes on the heels of rapid ratings growth for the first six months of ...
I am thrilled to be back at Comic-Con and the preview night was sensational. The special effects geniuses at WETA have really outdone themselves and their enormous trolls from Peter Jackson's upcoming "The Hobbit" were magnificent. I saw "Star Wars" cookbooks (one with a recipe for Wookiee pies and a Darth Vader cookie cutter) and a meta comic book about Siegel and Shuster, the teenagers who ...
Today's special dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture are comprised of notes from the Variety Family Entertainment & Faith Based Summit that was held in LA last Thursday. I just flew back and, boy, are my arms tired. Incredibly lame jokes aside, the event provided ample evidence that family and faith-supportive entertainment is now attracting some of the entertainment i ...
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p53kJX64ieQ[/youtube] Update: Turns out I was right . This year's Coachella music festival has been quite the success. From an inspiring performance by Radiohead to a surprise song from Tupac, it has been... wait, Tupac? Tupac is dead, right? It's true, he is, but, he rose from the grave in 3D hologram form to perform for the first time since, well si ...
Mainstream Media: Selective Editing, Rushing Judgment, Stoking Anger, Fake Photos, Incendiary Stumbles
Watchwoman: The following article from a Yahoo blog, "THE CUTLINE," exposing how manipulative and inaccurate the mainstream media truly is, appears on the front page of Yahoo's Start Page in the top line of their area entitled "TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS" of the most prominent stories of breaking HEADLINE NEWS . < http://news.yahoo.com > Yahoo could never be accused of being co ...
I found this quote by author and speaker Debbie Ford and it sparked a conversation in my head, into which I would like to invite you: "Look to the outer tasks that you want to accomplish this year and ask yourself, “What kind of person could easily accomplish this? What qualities would they possess?” My response to Debbie's query: "One with imagination, creativity, stick-to-it-ive-n ...
I came on to Michael Coren’s TV show in Canada to simply talk about my new book Kosher Jesus, which has received wide attention throughout the world. I left dazed, having heard from him that Jews refuse to appreciate Christians, depict them negatively, and essentially control Hollywood. Now Coren has shoved his foot far deeper into his mouth with a personal diatribe against me. Personal insults ...
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