A week after John Oliver began his “Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption” Church on Last Week Tonight in order to expose gimmicky televangelists who want your "seed" money, we got an update on his church's growth.Not only were there bags full of money, there were plenty of (literal) seeds, too.The video can be seen here.
Guy Finley shares that each of us is part of a goodness that is far beyond any belief that you will ever know. Truth transcends belief. Become a Realist and find the truth of the way things really are independent of conditioned thinking. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIjA2HUmrsc[/youtube]
[caption id="attachment_36290" align="alignleft" width="300"] Copyright Warner Brothers 2015[/caption] Director Max Joseph brings some of the "Catfish" sensibility to "We Are Your Friends," with an intimate, documentary feel and a storyline...Show More Summary
Evel Knievel was an international celebrity in the 1960's-70's, known for three things: showmanship, stunts that succeeded, and stunts that failed. He was recognized for jumping over 19 cars in his motorcycle, for crash-landing after...Show More Summary
Aviva Kempner, the director of the acclaimed documentaries about baseball star Hank Greenberg and television pioneer Gertrude Berg, has a new film about early 20th century Chicago businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald. Like...Show More Summary
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp32DgBZHos Ridgerock Entertainment Group and P23 Entertainment Inc. have announced January 8, 2016 as theatrical release dateShow More Summary
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1mInlMP_Ts[/youtube] Sara Silverman as the mother of a high school student? Even by Hollywood traditions of actresses being cast as mothers when they are barely older than the actors playing their children, that seems jarring. But Nat Wolff and Mickey Rourke (as "Ashby") seem like a fun combination.
“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdA4I7xDFzY Where Hope Grows hits the DVD market today. The film, which is also available on digital HD, debuted in theaters last May when I recommended it. Show More Summary
Patricia Kubala watches “Al-Ahd,” Egypt’s first fantasy television drama.
As we often are, today we’re indebted again to the multimedia team at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, aka Twenty-One-Hundred Productions for a list of recommended “life verses” depending on your Myers-Briggs personality type. Click the image to source. Portions of today’s link list were pre-recorded for later broadcast. An article at Mission Network Online claims that […]
So: what will happen to you when Saturn re-enters Sagittarius on September 17th and stays there until December 2017? Astrologers have an understandable tendency to generalize when it comes to the nature of a given planet in a given Sign. Show More Summary
Do you use the everyday to connect to the holy, or the holy to connect to the everyday? The month of Elul and Yomim Noraim themselves center on reflection, on assessment, on commitment, on the essence of life and death itself. Within...Show More Summary
I am delighted to have some free passes to give away to a Washington DC, August 31, 2015 screening of "Learning to Drive"! It's first come-first-served and tickets will go fast. To get your passes, click here. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IThfFYmEGEs[/youtube] NOTE: Get there early. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, no candidate won the majority of votes in an election to become the next mayor of Nashville, Tennessee. So on September 10, there will be a runoff election between the top two vote-getters, Megan Barry and David Fox. Show More Summary
Cindy Jacobs, the co-founder of Generals International, is a faith healer who works miracles. Or so she claims. Last time we mentioned her, she was supposedly turning metal into bone.But her latest miracle is really something. Jacobs says she helped someone grow three inches in an instant, all because of her faith in God:
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgcTBFbnjvo[/youtube] A young down-and-out British shoe salesman named Harry Witherspoon takes his dead American uncle to Monte Carlo for the best time of his life—a week of fun, dancing, gambling and sun. Show More Summary
It is hard to think of a form of communication more contrary to the internal stillness and oneness of meditation than a movie. Meditation seeks to remove our minds and spirits from the distractions of the outside world to free us from the non-essential. Show More Summary
This is Hamza Tzortzis, a Muslim apologist and lecturer for the Islamic Education and Research Academy: And here's Tzortzis explaining how his name, address, birth date, and credit card number -- all of which were found linked together in the Ashley Madison data hack -- don't implicate him at all, because identity theft. (Yeah, that's the ticket...)
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd4q7vF__8Q[/youtube] Photographer Dennis Stock befriended James Dean and saw him as the symbol of a cultural upheaval that inspired him to a naturalism with his photos like what Dean was doing with his acting. Pattinson plays Stock and Dane Dehaan plays Dean in "Life," co-starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Joel Edgerton.