Complex yet reverent, ‘Silence’ explores the meanings and dilemmas of the Christian faith, and decisively sets a new benchmark for religious films.
This gives us the chance to look at some beautiful objects, delve into history, and reflect on why the martyrdom of a first-century Christian is still relevant almost 2,000 years later.
If my country is going to tell me how to pray, America ceases to be America, and I cease to wear this flag with pride. That is this soldier’s line in the sand.
Ye shall know them by their dangling hands when the flag goes by, and frown at them.
Our society has lost the ability to make even the most elementary moral distinctions. And it hurts our children most of all.
If there can be an argument for God’s existence based on aesthetic experience, why can’t there be a corresponding argument based on food?
If my fellow Christians can face the sword of ISIS, surely I can face a Donald Trump presidency.
Apparently, being a rabbi doesn’t endow one with enough knowledge of Hebrew to be able to make basic gender distinctions in biblical texts.
The question isn’t whether God uses mothers to advance the gospel, but how.
Miscarriage is one of the things in life that show we simply aren’t meant to know, control, and understand everything that happens.
For some gut-level, intuitive reason, I have a stubborn suspicion that we’ll get to see Bowie again some day.
Wheaton College was entirely right to put a professor on administrative leave for claiming that Christians and Muslims worship the same god.
The evils of government threaten all people, but ought to be particularly concerning to Christians.
The nothingness of sexual libertinism Scarlett Johansson offers is not a suitable replacement for those who trust in the everything-ness of the gospel.
A theological explanation for why the furry companions who love you unconditionally should be part of the heaven experience.
Today is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. Its moral and political clarity points the way for all statesmen to traverse.
Newsweek is right: Americans are biblically illiterate. But it missed some of our biggest cultural myths about the Bible.
‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ shows no love for its subject matter and little awareness of history to help wash it down.
While gratitude based on temporal things will eventually fail us, thanksgiving is an act of communion with the eternal.
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