Faith, Media and Culture

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/20/24 Dawn of a new day. His music career began in 1959 when, at the age of 15, he formed a doo-wop group called The Five Gents. While the group didn’t last, their demo drew the attention of famed music producer Don Kirshner who…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/18/24 Let’s hear it for the dog! Audiences certainly gave Arthur the King a hand with a coveted A CinemaScore. Unfortunately, the $7.5 million the movie pulled in over its opening weekend was below expectations (though good enough for third place). Inspired by a…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/01/24 Saints preserve us! As March is Irish Heritage Month and I happen to be taking off until the day after St. Patrick’s Day, it seems like a good time to run my conversation with faith-themed filmmaker Aaron Burns (Birthright Outlaw, Legacy Peak) about…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/29/24 Fight and flight. Coming on the heels of its global hit miniseries Masters of the Air , Apple TV+ has just announced the formation of The Bloody Hundredth, a new documentary honoring the real-life heroes of the 100th Bomb Group which will premiere…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/28/24 A woman for the ages. Cabrini, the upcoming feature film release from Angel Studios, is based on the true life story of Francesca Cabrini (aka Mother Cabini), an Italian nun who, in 1889, arrived in New York City where she famously went on…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/26/24 Christian bookshelf. Over the past few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with three authors with new books offering interesting insights and perspectives on faith. Mary Ann Glendon is an accomplished international attorney, diplomat (as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See) and…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/23/24 Four-quadrant alert. Four-quadrant entertainment is a term used to describe movies and television entertainment that appeals to all four major demographic “quadrants” of the audience, including males and females and those above and under 25. Most broadly, it’s fare that kids can enjoy…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/21/24 Celebrating gratitude. Rising country star Paige King Johnson released her popular song I Thank God last November as a sort Thanksgiving carol. Based on that success she’s debuting an acoustic video version of the song today right here on Beliefnet (see above). That’s…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/19/24 Holy touchdown! The prayer app Hallow made history on Ash Wednesday, becoming the first religious app to reach the No. 1 spot on Apple’s App Store. The milestone came three days after the ad featuring actors Mark Wahlberg and Jonathan Roumie promoting its…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/16/24 Proud to be an American. Country music star Lee Greenwood, along with Conklin Company owner and CEO Charles W. Herbster, was presented with the Helping a Hero Defense of Freedom Award. The rare honor, which is bestowed by combat-wounded military veterans, has only…

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