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Before we get started, let’s clear up some misconceptions: Arctic Tale is not the sequel to “An American Tail,” so don’t look for an appearance by Feivel Mousekewitz. And it’s not about penguin migration as narrated by Morgan Freeman. Instead, […]

I tuned into the encore of F/X’s “Damages” premiere last night, hoping for a new slice of great material at the crossroads of faith and culture. I love law shows, and in this one Glenn Close plays Patricia Hewes, founder […]

Beliefnet recently interviewed Bishop E. Bernard Jordan, a self-described prophet whose book “The Laws of Thinking: 20 Secrets to Using the Divine Power of Your Mind to Manifest Prosperity” develops the think-and-grow-rich ideas also found in “The Secret.” Bishop Jordan […]

Did Mister Rogers create a generation of slackers? Fred Rogers spent his life telling kids they were special. By telling children that he liked them, the theory goes, he freed them to like themselves. But a recent column in the […]

Like many artists born to oppressively religious parents, Ingmar Bergman ran away from his upbringing, only to devote his work to questions of faith, eternity, and redemption. The great Swedish film director, who died over the weekend, broke with his […]

“The Simpsons” movie may not have lived up to it’s almost-two-decades of build-up–could it possibly have?–but I laughed my way through it nevertheless. From Homer’s “Spider Pig” song to Bart’s full-frontal-nudity skateboard trip through town, to Marge and Homer’s romantic […]

I went to see “No Reservations” expecting the cheesy Hollywood romantic comedy promised in all the trailers (I love cheesy Hollywood romantic comedies so this would not have been a bad thing). What I experienced instead was a story that […]

Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman, famous for his unique psychological, dreamlike storytelling style, passed away today in Sweden at the age of 89. Though he has not directed a feature film in many years, discussion of his work by film […]

During the first fifteen minutes of “The Simpsons Movie,” not only did I laugh so hard that my stomach was starting to hurt, but I thought to myself gleefully, “Hmmmm, this movie is going to be a religion bloggers dream!” […]

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