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'God's Not Dead' Preys on Evangelical Fear

Chris Sosa | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion
Chris Sosa

What does the weekend box office have in common with a Southern Poverty Law Center hate group? More than you might think.

How To Cast Jesus

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — They say you can never be too rich or too thin. Surely it goes without saying that you can't be too good-looking, either, right? Esp...

Actors Who've Played Jesus In Movies

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Casting Jesus for the silver screen has always been tricky. Directors must balance the actor's ability to project a sense of both di...

How to Sucker a Billion Christians

Mark Morford | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Morford

You do not mess with blind faith. Just a humble reminder. You do not question the dully codified stories of Christianity, or challenge them, or offer...

Son of God on Film

Martin Marty | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

Perhaps follow Roeper's implicit advice: Read the Gospel of Luke.

The Son of God: Safe and Comfortable Middle Class Jesus

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey fail in their newly-released film The Son of God, because their interpretation of Scripture is simplistic and triumphalist. Where there are choices to be made -- and with the Gospels, the choices abound -- Burnett and Downey have an unerring urge to favor the safe ones.

Should Christians Support the Movie Noah?

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

You've probably heard the controversy about the upcoming Paramount Pictures movie Noah. In the last few weeks, I've seen numerous blogs, social media ...

The Sweet Touch of the Son of God

Edward J. Blum | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Edward J. Blum

Most who watch the film probably care deeply about marriage and sexuality. These viewers believe in Jesus, and they look to him for guidance. Yet when it comes to Jesus, there is anything but certainty about issues of intimacy and sexuality.

'Son of God' Reportedly Includes Controversial 'I Can See Your House From Up Here' Scene

James Napoli | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

Unnamed sources have leaked information about a controversial scene from the newly-released Biblical blockbuster Son of God. The scene references t...

Jesus Is Way Too Sexy, Some Say

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion

Have depictions of Jesus gotten too sexy over the years? The actor playing Jesus in the new 'Son of God' movie has inspired the #HotJesus hashtag ...

'Son Of God' Is Already A Massive Hit With Religious Groups

Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment

In news that will surprise no one, religious groups are already deifying "Son of God," even if it doesn't open for another week. Compassion Intern...

That 'Jesus Thing' in the Movies

Mark Hanlon | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion
Mark Hanlon

I suppose the assumption by the consultant was that Jesus simply couldn't compete. Instead of drawing minds and hearts into the cause, his name would push people away. Somebody should have told Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

Why Jesus Is Fair-Skinned While Satan Is Arab

Ali Younes | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion
Ali Younes

The Bible series which premiered last March on the History Channel is just another example of how Hollywood often distorts reality in such ways to rei...

The Son of God Is Coming -- Yet Again -- to a Theater Near You

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jeremiah Horrigan

Halfway through the tantalizingly trashy trailer for what looks like a painfully literal movie called Son of God, the eight-year-old boy inside me gave a whoop of hopeful pleasure.

Satan Obama Lookalike Cut From Jesus FIlm

Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion

Satan has been officially cast out from the film adaption of "The Bible" TV miniseries due, in part, to the character's resemblance to President Barac...

Rick Warren Goes All Out For 'Son Of God' Premiere

Religious News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Christian leaders, including megachurch pastor Rick Warren, plan to rent every screen in numerous multiplex theaters across 10 cities for the pr...

11 Times You'd Never Expect To Find Jesus

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.19.2013 | Weird News

There are times and places when you expect to connect with a higher power: at church, on a sublime mountain range, at a Christian rock concert. Bu...