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April 1, 2006

One may think of Poetry as being like Religion, a modified descendant of primitive Magic; it keeps the family characteristic of stirring wonder by creating from unpromising lifeless materials an illusion of unexpected passionate life.

-- Robert Graves, On...

March 31, 2006

A new book by Barbara Hemphill is comforting the hearts and spirits of hurricane survivors. The author, who earned a degree in pastoral care and counseling at New Orleans’ Loyola University, wrote 40 meditations, brief poems and prayers that weave together people’s experiences of hurricanes...

February 1, 2006

Martin Doblmeier, director of the critically acclaimed documentary Bonhoeffer, says the German theologian’s struggle against Nazism leading up to and during World War II speaks to every Christian today who struggles with how to respond to evil and to understand at a deep level the cost of...

January 31, 2006

Watching the first episode of NBC’s new show The Book of Daniel, which USA Today called “first and foremost a show about a true-to-life, loving complex family,” has left some viewers bewildered, others shocked and angered. Yet others saw value in it.

Daniel Webster (Aidan Quinn) is a...

January 1, 2006

An Episcopal priest played by Aidan Quinn is the focus of a new TV drama series starting Jan. 1 on NBC.

The Book of Daniel focuses on the Rev. Daniel Webster’s struggles with family, painkillers, church politics and Jesus, who he converses with as mentor and friend. Garrett Delahunt...

October 1, 2005

The inspiration for Dreamer, screenwriter John Gatins’ directorial debut, was a real-life nightmare.

“I’m from New York, and 9/11 hit me really hard,” Gatins said in a screening interview in Los Angeles for the film, which will be released Oct. 21. “Watching all that coverage made me...

May 31, 2005

For years, Muslim, Christian and Jew have lived in an uneasy peace. Tensions have been contained. Religious freedoms have been granted. Cultures have coexisted.

But there are always those who do not see a profit in peace. And urged on by extremists, their easily influenced forces march...

December 31, 2004

After lunch on Wednesdays in spring, participants at a writers’ workshop knuckle down to business. The writers bow their heads in time-honored pose and begin to scribble. They tell their own stories, on paper.

Then they read them and, perhaps for the first time, they are listened to,...

September 30, 2004

Young adults at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., are launching a new print project: Uprising, a magazine that hopes to capture the voices and experiences of young adults throughout the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.

Carol Brorsen, a master of divinity student...

August 31, 2004

She’s angry when we first meet her. She’s sweeping a floor – apparently in first-century Rome. But the floor could be anywhere, in any age; the woman any woman.

She’s one of the characters in All That I Am, a play presenting five female nobodies of the Christian church. At best these are...

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