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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


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


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


Responding to the Complaints about "Noah"

Date: 02/25/2014

As I noted earlier, Variety reported the results of a bogus survey as though it represented legitimate concerns from the faith community about the upcoming film, "Noah," starring Russell Crowe and directed by Darren Aronofsky.  It is always disappointing when a small portion of the Christian community perpetuates the worst stereotypes too-often assigned to all believers, coming across as shrill, ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, Russell Crowe, Darren Aronofsky, Noah


Coveting: The Socially Acceptable Sin

Date: 02/18/2014

Joshua 7, a sobering chapter deals with sin in the Israelite camp. It begins with a sin committed by Achan, one member of the tribe of Judah. When the Israelites took the city of Jericho as recorded in chapter 6, God tells them not to take anything from the siege. But, Achan disobeys and takes some of the “accursed” things and then lies about it. Not only does he lie, but his entire family ...

Related Topics: Love And Family, Christian Living, Coveting, Dissatisfaction, Wanting More, Martialism


A New Television Series Explores Contemporary Issues in the Ten Commandments

Date: 01/15/2014

WGN America and he Weinstein Company are joining together to produce "Ten Commandments," a 10-part scripted series that with directors including Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels, Jim Sheridan, Wes Craven and Michael Cera each taking on a different commandment and giving it a modern day interpretation.  This sounds like an American version of Krzysztof Kieslowski's  The Decalogue .  Looking forward to i ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, Michael Cera, Bible, Television, Ten Commandments


Kick Tush Tuesday: Circa 1963 - 10 Commandments of Permanent Weight Loss

Date: 01/07/2014

Happy 2014, Tushkateers!  How y'all doing?  So far, so good?  Maybe?  For those 60% who are experiencing "The Freeze," is it cold enough for you?  OMG!!!  Just writing about it makes my fingers cold!   Please know that we ( Our Lady of Weight Loss , me and my blooming amaryllis) are sending warm thoughts, and a link to my very funny video , entitled " The Freeze Your Ass Off Diet ...

Related Topics: Blog 100, Health And Wellness, Happiness, Weight Loss Coach, Our Lady Of Weight Loss, Janice Taylor, Kick In The Tush Club, Diet Tips, Weight Loss Motivation, How To Lose Weight, 10 Commandments Of Weight Loss


UPtv (aka "America's Christmas Channel") offering over 400 hours of holiday-themed progamming

Date: 11/30/2013

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 'Tis the season. Yesterday, I posted my conversation with UP Founder and CEO Charley Humbard about how his network's Top Secret Santa campaign (part of the network's ongoing Uplift Someone initiative) is an attempt to carry forth the values of the channel's programming into real life and action. UP, of c ...

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