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The End of God Talk

The End of God Talk

According to Anthony Pinn, God has outlived God’s usefulness. Imagine a forced retirement party. The CEO of the universe has made a few missteps—misrepresented his enterprise, mismanaged his employees. God’s questionable decision-making forced what was once a private operation to ...

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Jesus' Family Values by Deirdre Good offers challenge to conservative Christian views

Jesus' Family Values by Deirdre Good offers challenge to conservative Christian views

“The family” writes the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry “under heavy attack in today's society”. Such refrains are not unique but are the basis for much of the Christian Church's political activities, especially in the US. This emphasis is not ...

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National Geographic Locked Up Abroad Series: American Missionaries Kidnapped By Islamic Extremists in the Philippines

Martin and Garcia Burnham were Christian missionaries in the Philippines kidnapped by a group of Islamic extremists, called Abu Sayyaf, just before 9/11.  Their tragic love story is on National Geographic’s Locked Up Abroad series in its entirety on site ...

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Beatrice – The Cadbury Heiress Who Gave Away Her Fortune, a biography that examines Christianity vs. capitalism

A riches-to-rags love story in which two idealistic missionary pacifists challenge the authorities during two world wars, denounce the capitalism which made them rich and attempt to live by strict Christian values, without money or possessions. Beatrice Cadbury, youngest daughter ...

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The Valley of Fire … a novel with insane, apocalyptic twists

The Valley of Fire … a novel with insane, apocalyptic twists

When a rogue angel known as “Insanity” escapes and starts a polygamist cult in Utah, all Hell breaks loose.  Friends murder friends, husbands abandon wives, heads leave their bodies, and a frenzied fat man beats his revered prophet with a ...

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God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

God's Dream is a delightful little board book from this spiritual giant. With beautiful illustrations by Le Uyen Pham throughout its 15 pages, it is suitable for the very youngest readers. It embraces some of the great themes of all ...

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Let’s Play Guess the Embryo, and Then Watch a Movie

Let’s Play Guess the Embryo, and Then Watch a Movie

Nova has a full-length video online called, “What Darwin Never Knew” (preview below), along with a little game called “Guess the Embryo”.  This resemblance I referred in a recent article here on God Discussion. The tree of life on Earth, ...

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Jesus Christ Superstar returns to Broadway

Jesus Christ Superstar returns to Broadway

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, is transferring to Broadway and begin preview performances in March of 2012.  The New York Times reports: Heroism is not a career to be undertaken lightly, as the two musical revivals at the ...

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"The Way" a nonpreachy religious film that provokes thought

"The Way" a nonpreachy religious film that provokes thought

"The Way" is a film done by Martin Sheen and his son Emilio Estevez that opened Friday, October 7: Here's the trailer, which oughta pique your interest: The film leaves a lot of room for thought on spirituality, life, the ...

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"Soul Surfer" drowns in waves of overt Christian themes where "faith triumphs over adversity"

"Soul Surfer" drowns in waves of overt Christian themes where "faith triumphs over adversity"

I just got "Soul Surfer" tonight and I suppose the previews ought to have clued me in–previews of movies by the makers of the Christian marriage film "Fireproof," among others.   Then I noticed that Carrie Underwood is in it (who ...

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Forgiveness on Film

Forgiveness on Film

A film festival on the theme of forgiveness with be held at Friends House, London (opposite Euston Station) between 30th August and 9th December 2011. It is called the “I Will Tell” festival and includes over 100 films, exhibitions, workshops ...

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Today's Inspirational Music – The most amazing book ever!

Today's Inspirational Music – The most amazing book ever!

Feeling blue?  Don't know what to read? Well, the Bible is the most amazing book ever and will get you back on track.   Chances are, there's one in your house and you've never cracked it open. With stories and history, ...

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"Salvation Boulevard" starring Greg Kinnear a fun mix of religion, mystery and corruption

"Salvation Boulevard" starring Greg Kinnear a fun mix of religion, mystery and corruption

Pierce Brosnan, James Bond, is a megapastor.  Greg Kinnear is a man who witnesses his pastor (Brosnan) commit a crime.   The film, from there, becomes a fun romp through our world today and the role religion plays in it.  The ...

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