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Matthew 5:21-26; Murder (Theological commentary)

Date: 08/22/2014

Jesus’ teaching on murder, referencing the 6 th of Moses’ Ten Commandments, was more than just a difficult standard to achieve. It demanded that his hearers view him as either God himself, or at the very least, as equal with God. In ancient days, all teachers of Scripture used “borrowed authority” as the means of justifying their teachings. Rabbis quoted the Law and the prophets, and cited estee ...

Related Topics: Faith And Prayer, Jesus, Murder, Moses, 10 Commandments, God

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65th Annual Christopher Awards honoring positive media to be held tonight + "Moms' Night Out" connects with its audience

Date: 05/15/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. "It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." That's the motto of The Christophers , a Catholic organization founded in 1945 by a Maryknoll priest named Fr. James Keller. Keller believed that the power to positively shape the future lies within individual and that, in fact, God has given each individual a ...

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Passover 2014

Date: 04/14/2014

Hag Sameach! Passover is not just about remembering the story of the Exodus from Egypt. It is about telling the story.  The word "haggadah," the name of the book we read aloud every year at the meal (seder) to remember what happened and help make it real to us, means "story." Thousands of years before people talked about "learning styles," the seder included many different ways of telling the ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, Passover, The Ten Commandments, Pesach, Prince Of Egypt

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Self Imposed Slavery

Date: 04/14/2014

Tonight marks the first night of Passover which commemorates the journey from slavery to freedom of the Jews in Egypt who were compelled to work at the peril of their own lives.  Jews around the world (and others who are invited guests as they were in my childhood home) will gather to celebrate and engage in a ritual dinner called a seder (which translates to 'order' in Hebrew.) For those not ...

Related Topics: Blog 107, Passover, Moses, Seder, Ten Plagues, Maxwell House Haggadah, Pharoah, Edie Weinstein

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Interview: Charles Humbard of UPTV on "The Passion of the Christ"

Date: 04/10/2014

Charles “Charley” Humbard, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of UP , is a 32-year entertainment industry veteran.  Since the network’s inception, he has led the channel’s overall business strategy and growth and maintained the network’s mission to uplift, inspire and entertain viewers through quality entertainment programming.  Launched as the Gospel Music Channel and later known as ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, UP TV, Holy Week

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Noah

Date: 03/27/2014

"Noah" is a serious, thoughtful, reverent movie that, like its title character, wrestles with the big issues of morality, survivor guilt, and strengthening a connection to the divine.  It is also a big, grand adventure with drama and special effects.  It should satisfy believers, seekers, and those who just want an exciting story, well told. Writer/director Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan") show ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, Movie Review, Trailer, Quotes, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Noah, Sir Anthony Hopkins

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A Muslim's Mixed Feelings About "Noah"

Date: 03/27/2014

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Compassionate and Merciful Beloved Lord I must admit: I really, really want to see "Noah." As a Muslim, I was raised with this epic story of one of God's greatest Prophets of all time: BEFORE those did Noah’s people call it a lie; and they gave the lie to Our servant and said, “Mad is he!” - and he was repulsed. Thereupon he called out to his Lord, “Verily, ...

Related Topics: Faith And Prayer, God, Islam, Bible, Noah, Sacred, Film, Depiction, Controversy

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Tablet Says The Best Movies Are Religious (Even If They Are Not Bible Stories)

Date: 03/05/2014

In the midst of the silly battles over "Noah ," Liel Leibovitz has a superb piece on the Tablet website about how the best movies always have a religious component . As is often the case when we strive to talk seriously about popular entertainment, we’re asking all the wrong questions. Rather than fretting about whether Hollywood gets religion—it does, gloriously so, and to great effect—we s ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, Spiritual, Religion, Groundhog Day, Noah, Tablet, Liel Leibovitz, 2001: A Space Odyssey

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