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May 2007 Archives

What is it like to perform the Hajj? The only people who can tell this story are the Muslims who have been there. So how can everyone else–Muslims and non-Muslims–get a real sense of what it is like? Sure, documentaries […]

“All these survivors are capable of great sacrifice … in the spirit of the community.”– Executive Producer, Carlton CuseSince the castaways of Oceanic Flight 815 landed on a mysterious island three seasons ago in “Lost“, we have seen ordinary people […]

There’s Christian theology, full of hope for redemption and miraculous conversions, and then there’s country music. On her witty, bluegrass-inflected album, “I Want to Love You,” (out this week) Kassie DePaiva sings about heartache and being down to your last […]

What is it about prison–or just the prospect of it–that makes people find religion? Headed for a 23-day sentence that begins June 5, socialite Paris Hilton has been spotted toting the Bible and the nondenominational meditation “The Power of Now” […]

Beliefnet’s Dena Ross has a current story and gallery up, a feature on the Christian music artists. “According to Nielsen SoundScan, the Christian/gospel category was one of only four genres that saw its overall album sales grow last year,” she […]

Furthering the conspiracy theory that Christians are scewing the results of this year’s “American Idol” finale, the song that won this year’s first-ever “American Idol” songwriting contest and sung by finalist Blake Lewis was written by a longtime Christian music […]

For “Onion” fans out there who also appreciate all things religious, you’ve got to read this. This week, “The Onion” has a hilarious faux-story about a man who posted a “modern-day” 95 Theses (think Martin Luther), in the form of […]

I spent most of last night’s “Heroes” season finale half-cowering under the covers, worrying that one of my favorite new super-powered friends wouldn’t make it to see another season. It was a nail-biter in other words. Would Hiro Nakamura–television’s most […]

I really wasn’t too cynical about yet another mega-franchise sequel in this summer’s movie line-up. I wanted to be sure that I saw “Shrek the Third” with a lot of kids in the audience, including a few from my own […] and other media outlets are reporting that rapper and entrepreneur Master P is starting a record label with his son Romeo (nee L’il Romeo) “for hip hop artists with street music without offensive lyrics.” Take A Stand Records is […]