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May 1, 2008

THE LIVING CHURCH Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor By John Stott IVP, 180 pp., $17

In The Living Church John Stott shares with his readers what he has learned. After serving as longtime rector of All Souls, London, Stott is both influential and well-known far beyond the Church of England...

February 28, 2008

THE WORDS OF JESUS A Gospel of the Sayings of Our Lord By Phyllis Tickle Jossey-Bass/Wiley, $22.95, 208 pp.

When Phyllis Tickle accepts the challenge to sort through the sayings of Jesus in the four New Testament gospels, she is not prepared for what she finds. She thought she was...

August 30, 2007

They're silly, often irreverent and sometimes downright wicked. But The Simpsons may also be one of the most interesting examinations of religion in contemporary pop culture.

The release of The Simpsons Movie is grabbing new attention for the popular animated television series that has...

August 23, 2007

THE 11TH HOUR An eco-documentary Produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. Directed by Nadia Conners and Leila Conners Petersen. Time: 91 minutes. Rating: PG (disturbing images and thematic elements).

One message that becomes shockingly clear in "The 11th Hour," Leonardo diCaprio's...

May 11, 2007

Reading Judas By Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King Viking, 198 pp., $24.95

Reading Judas is a small book packed with revelations and information. Elaine Pagels, a professor of religion at Princeton University, and Karen King, a professor of ecclesiastical history at the Harvard Divinity...

May 1, 2007

Religion always has been the impetus for art, good and bad. Where there was belief there was expression. James B. Simpson and George H. Eatman sought to display a tiny corner of honorable artistic expression that the world’s Anglican Communion had preserved when they produced A Treasury of...

April 23, 2007

In the days following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, images of the smoldering World Trade Center towers and a bearded and turbaned Osama bin Laden flashed constantly across TV screens.

So did images of President George W. Bush, espousing national unity and speaking of the...

March 18, 2007

AMAZING GRACE Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Barbara Spooner, Albert Finney. Written by: Steven Knight Directed by: Michael Apted 111 minutes, Rated PG

Michael Apted's film, Amazing Grace, presents the 19 years William Wilberforce (1759-1833) campaigned against slavery. The film is rich in...

February 19, 2007

IN REVIEW CLUNY In Search of God's Lost Empire By Edwin Mullins BlueBridge, 256 pp. $24.95

"FOR 500 YEARS the abbey church of Cluny was the largest house of God in Christendom, demoted to second place only when St. Peter's in Rome was rebuilt in the 16th century, and made --...

January 8, 2007

An Episcopal priest and a publishing executive who partnered on a book of blessings and prayers for family pets (We Thank You God for These, $16.95) in 2004 have spent their time since researching foods from the Bible, drafting menus and recipes from those times, recreating them in their modern...

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