Saturday , November 18 2017

Religion

DVD Review: ‘Gospel According to Al Green’ by Robert Mugge

For insight you'll get nowhere else into one of the most interesting artists of his era, pick up this re-release of Mugge's 1984 profile of the born-again singer.

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Search for God Animates Compelling New ‘Preacher,’ Venerable ‘Supernatural’

What a striking coincidence that two of the most high profile supernatural fantasy shows on TV — ageless Supernatural, now in its eleventh season on The CW, and Preacher, just launched on AMC — revolve around the search for an absentee God. Some of the most profound theological and philosophical questions are being treated matter-of-factly and compellingly on pop TV. What is God’s active role in relation to mankind? To his Creation in general? Does God have a personality? Characteristics? Is he still the vengeful Old Testament God, or has He changed into the New Testament God of mercy?

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Book Review: ‘Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies and Threatens Our Freedoms’ by Arsalan Iftikhar

"Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies and Threatens Our Freedoms" by Arsalan Iftikhar is a well written and passionate book defending reason and rationality. But the world is no longer a rational or reasonable place.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Nathan the Wise’ with F. Murray Abraham and Stark Sands

With a uniformly excellent cast, this bracing version of Gotthold Lessing's German Enlightenment play hits home with its then (and still) controversial view of religion: that no faith has the uniquely true message of God.

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St. Patrick – The Man Behind Worldwide Celebration of Irishness

It is ironic but somehow fitting that St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, synonymous with all things Irish, when in fact he wasn’t even Irish. Patrick was born around A.D. 390 in Roman Britain to a wealthy family and led a life of casual privilege until he was kidnapped by raiders at the age of 16 and spirited away to Ireland, where he spent more than six windswept, chilly years as a slave tending sheep in the vicinity of Killala.

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This Thanksgiving, Can Gratitude Survive Black Friday?

Taking time this Thanksgiving season to reflect with gratitude on both the divine and human good in our lives and to pray for the world, neighbors, friends, and family is more than just a nice thing to do. It can promote our own peace and a healthier world.

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