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Faith in Film

Why The Bible Is Hollywood's Favorite Book

Robert J. Morgan | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion
Robert J. Morgan

Running low on superheroes and serial killers, Tinseltown has discovered what Cecil B. DeMille knew long ago -- there's no book like the Bible and no stories like those within its pages.

A Rabbinic Take On 'Argo'

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

Argo reminds us that whenever we are faced with what we perceive to be an insurmountable problem, we should not give up and reconcile ourselves to abandoning our mission or goals.

Can A Movie Make You Believe In God?

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

As an interfaith educator, how could I not see a film, whose protagonist, a boy named Pi, is born a Hindu, loves Jesus and practices Islam? The theme of interspirituality intrigued me.

God, The Celebrity

Eliza Wood | Posted 11.14.2012 | Religion
Eliza Wood

The religious and irreligious alike will likely continue to be outraged by some of God's portrayals from whatever media they emerge. But with built-in audiences from here to forever, Hollywood won't be killing off God any time soon.

WATCH: I Was Donald Miller: On Being 'Blue Like Jazz'

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.22.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I had opportunity to sit down with 40-year-old Miller, whose Blue Like Jazz memoir has sold more than 1.5 million copies since its publication in 2003, to talk about the book, his faith journey and the new film of the same name.

Feeling 'Blue Like Jazz'

Enuma Okoro | Posted 05.12.2012 | Religion
Enuma Okoro

God speaks through and BEYOND the Bible, and this is one reason why the arts in their many forms are so important to our spiritual formation.

The Oscars: Just Another Tawdry Trade Show?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Cinema is not only a money machine; it's an art form. I want really deep human meaning as well as entertainment. Oscar has a huge problem right now: whether it can find its soul again.

WATCH: 30 Stars Thank God In 60 Seconds

Sarah Chazan | Posted 02.10.2012 | Religion

It's been a busy week for God. Besides helping the Giants win the Super Bowl this past Sunday, he's also played a role in the Republican primaries, he...

Seeing '50/50' Through The Eyes Of Psalm 23

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 12.13.2011 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Eventually, the shadow of death will make itself known to us all and the chances for surviving life are not 50/50 but 0/0. In the meantime, may we value those who walk in the valley with us.

God At The Root Of 'Tree Of Life'

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

When making a film that is, essentially, the chronicling of God's relationship with humankind, even the most eloquent narrative would seem anemic.

'The Tree Of Life': Review And Reflection

Wajahat Ali | Posted 07.16.2011 | Religion
Wajahat Ali

The Tree of Life is maddening, exhilarating, gorgeous, ponderous, insightful, pretentious, epic, shallow, beautiful and strange. It will divide audiences like few films have in recent years.

'Jumping The Broom': An Honest Film On Faith, Sex And Forgiveness

Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Dallas megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes has produced his third movie, Jumping the Broom, a romantic...

Agnostic Filmmaker Explores Faith in 'There Be Dragons'

Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) British film director Roland Joffe calls himself a "wobbly agnostic." But in his Oscar-winning 1986 film ...

Big Questions Of Faith In HBO's 'The Sunset Limited'

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Art is maddeningly dynamic. It does not, and will not, mean the same thing to one person as it does to another. There's no finer example of this than the recent HBO film The Sunset Limited.

Faith In The Land of Make-Believe: What God Can Do ... Even In Hollywood

Lee Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lee Stanley

Over the past three decades, and in the most alarming and miraculous ways imaginable, I have learned that our Lord is exactly who the Bible claims He is.

The Best Movie On Faith I Have Ever Seen

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Of Gods and Men is the greatest film I've ever seen on faith. It surpasses even some of my longtime favorite movies on the spiritual life.

'The Genesis Code' Draws A (Political) Crowd

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Jeff Cranson Religion News Service GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.(RNS) Mixing science and religion seems a good recipe for on-screen fireworks. Add politics ...

Faith Gets Star Treatment At Sundance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Piet Levy Religion News Service (RNS) Celebrity sightings and up-and-coming indie flicks are a given at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park ...

Faith In Film: Hollywood Probes Spirituality Without Getting Preachy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Stephen Whitty Religion News Service (RNS) The New Testament warns about trying to serve two masters. But lately Hollywood's ordered up a rewrite....