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December 15, 2014

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler hopes his upcoming film, “Ports of Call,” a “passionate interfaith love story,” will help foster understandings between East and West.

The Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler

But he hesitates to consider...

June 1, 2014

[The Episcopal News, Diocese of Los Angeles] The world knew and loved her as “Alice” of The Brady Bunch television fame, the wholesome, down-to-earth housekeeper with a heart of gold and ever-ready supply of snappy one-liners.

Off-camera she was all that and a staunch Episcopalian...

July 8, 2011

I was 27 when I first taught at Yale, barely five years older than the 70-plus students who stood out in the cold to enroll in my seminar on Christian theology and Harry Potter.

I'd been following Harry's adventures with interest since Christians discovered the characters used magic and...

April 22, 2010

The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson, canon to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of the Episcopal Church, will be the featured speaker May 23 and 30 on "Day 1," a nationally syndicated radio program (also accessible by podcast), according to a news release from the Alliance for...

April 22, 2010

The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson, canon to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of the Episcopal Church, will be the featured speaker May 23 and 30 on "Day 1," a nationally syndicated radio program (also accessible by podcast), according to a news release from the Alliance for...

October 20, 2009

Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen have produced an exceptional (if not always consistent) body of work marked by their knack for not giving audiences what they expect. The Coens not only make movies in an offbeat range of genres but also focus on characters and stories that don't follow standard...

October 13, 2009

The Alliance for Christian Media in Atlanta has optioned the film rights to The Great Divorce, by C.S. Lewis, to Beloved Pictures in Hollywood, according to a release from the Alliance.

The Alliance acquired the rights to the book from the estate of C.S. Lewis in 1982 and has worked for...

September 3, 2009

Once derided as inferior intellectually and artistically, science fiction and horror films have grown into genres where social, political and moral issues can be explored in profound yet compelling terms. Movies as diverse as Night of the Living Dead and Wall-E provide powerful insights into...

July 31, 2009

 

LOSING MUM AND PUP A Memoir By Christopher Buckley Twelve, 257 pp., $24.99

If having a famous parent gives certain creature comforts, it also comes with a burden of living in that parent's shadow. Christopher Buckley lives in the looming shadow of William F. Buckley Jr., who...

May 22, 2009

The HBO miniseries The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency has been a boon toward helping the people of Botswana launch a fledging film industry in that southern Africa country, the Anglican bishop of Botswana says.

The series, based on Alexander McCall Smith's book of the same title and nine...

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