[caption id="attachment_1098" align="alignleft" width="300"] Happiness comes from within[/caption]In my coaching work, the number one question I get is: How can I be happy? Inevitably, the second question is: How can I find true love? A...Show More Summary
We mourn the loss of actor/singer/activist Theodore Bikel, who has died at age 91. The multi-lingual performer was the original Captain Von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" on Broadway and played the role of Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof" more than 2000 times. Show More Summary
Sickening. The shameless exploitation of unborn children by Planned Parenthood just got even worse. New undercover video released this morning features yet another Planned Parenthood official negotiating prices for the sale of “specimens” or bodies of children killed by abortion. Show More Summary
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbNknirhUeA Exposing the dark side of Hollywood. An Open Secret is an eye-opening documentary and a cautionary tale for parents considering allowing their children to pursue the allure of movie and TV stardom. Show More Summary
"Ant-Man" has great special effects and a fun storyline but its real strength is the cast, several of my favorite performers. They may look familiar. Paul Rudd has been one of the most appealing actors in Hollywood since "Clueless" came out 20 years ago this week. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (CNS) – For the first time since Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, the Cuban flag today flew over its embassy in the capital of the United States. In 1961, the United States and the island nation severed diplomatic relations and embassies in each country closed. Relations had been on the decline since the 1959 […]
(Simone Zimmerman, in a still from Between the Lines) When I started working for Hillel in 2002, there was a lot I didn’t understand about the landscape of Jewish education. It may be relevant to mention that I went to Jewish day school for one year, in third grade. Show More Summary
In light of the recent US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, we have seen a number of Muslim scholars reiterate the position of Islamic law on same-sex acts. What we have not seen much of, however, is reasoning explaining why Islamic law prohibits same-sex acts. Clearly many people today including Muslims do not understand […]
Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme. Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed. Antoine Lavoisier Opponents of the nuclear energy deal between world powers and the Islamic Republic of Iran are obsessed...Show More Summary
Given the tactics of the GOP in the past, it should probably come as no surprise that they're once more seeking to restrict access to women's healthcare based on rabble-rousing that has little connection to reality, but that doesn't make it any less stomach turning. As Politico reports:
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCBzWLVQgk8[/youtube] In Rocky, Sylvester Stallone played the title character, who got a one-in-a-million chance to fight the heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). In this film, Rocky is training the son of Apollo Creed, played by one of my favorite young actors, Michael B. Jordan.
I have some important news to break to you. The world is not in fact round. It's not flat. The world is square. Okay, admittedly, it's more rectangular than actually square, but it is defined by 90 degree angles. Think about it: think about how much time you spend on your phone or your computer or looking at a television or a movie screen. Show More Summary
When Heather Hironimus and Dennis Nebus split up, there was a looming question about whether or not they would circumcise their four-year-old son Chase. They both signed papers saying they would (Nebus would handle the scheduling and payments), but Hironimus had a change of heart afterwards... and ran away with the boy.
I don't watch the videos of PewDiePie, the most popular YouTuber in the world, because, well, I graduated from middle school. But there's no doubt about his reach and influence (and wealth). Matt Cerami, writing for the Humanist, explores the Humanistic side of the star (real name Felix Kjellberg):
"The Last Twentieth Century Book Club" is an ongoing monthly column exploring religious ephemera by Don Jolly.
Jahd Khalil reports on the role of the Salafi Dawa in Egyptian politics.
Rex Barnes reveals Marvel's pre-modern religious origins.
The 2015 Kennedy Center honorees are: George Lucas [iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vP_1T4ilm8M?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0" frameborder="0"] [iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OZ9Gp6Qc8LQ?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0"...Show More Summary
Actor/director/producer Norman Lloyd appears in "Trainwreck" as the resident of an assisted living facility. He's been an actor for 80 years. He was the villain in Hitchcock's "Saboteur," hanging from the hand of the Statue of Liberty. Show More Summary